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20-min. Chinese Salt and Pepper Chicken

Salt and Pepper Chicken. Crispy tender chicken seasoned with salt and pepper fried with delicious aromatics. Ready in 20 minutes.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 3
Calories per serving 457 kcal


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red chilli sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk green onion chopped
  • ½ tsp white granulated sugar
  • ¾ tbsp Shaoxing wine or sub with Dry Sherry wine
  • cup Avocado oil or vegetable oil



  • Slice chicken thighs into bite sized pieces, about 6-8 pieces per thigh. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Season chicken with shoaxing wine, salt and black pepper and mix well with hands.
  • Add cornstarch to chicken and mix until each piece is coated in starch.
  • Over medium heat, add oil into wok. Once the oil is hot (dip a wooden chopstick and look for bubbles), add chicken.
  • Fry chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side, a total of 7-8 minutes, until golden and crispy. Remove and transfer to a plate.
  • Discard most of the oil, leaving enough to moisten the pan. Lower heat to Low setting. Add ginger, garlic, red chili, green onion, and sugar. Sauté for 45 seconds.
  • Add fried chicken and Shaoxing wine and mix again. Once mixed, remove off heat. Enjoy!
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Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 222IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
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