Chili Chicken with Sichuan Peppercorns This spicy chili chicken dish tantalizes the taste buds in a very good way! This Chinese New Year it was very hard for me to think up of gluten free, dairy free and sugar free recipes that made my guests happy whilst still indulging in the symbolic benefits of cooking...
Recipe Category: Chinese
Dipping the strainers in hot oil before filling them with noodles helps the baskets detach easily after frying. For stir frying, always heat your wok till almost smoking before adding oil to ensure you achieve the wok aroma or “wok hei” which is so important for Chinese cooking. To save time, you can marinate the chicken meat before hand, prior to starting the noodle baskets. I prefer to cool the filling on a large plate rather than a bowl so that it does not become watery from too much condensation in a crowded bowl.
So good to have it on it's own or you could even have it with some rice !
You could opt to remove the Cili Padi, if you are feeding this to the kids. They'll love it!
Make sure to let the chicken rest for about 30 minutes after taking it out from the oven, so that all the juices stay in the chicken and keeps it moist
Serve this with a side of Chili Oil to get an extra kick!
If arrowroot heads suddenly run out of stock due to the festive shopping frenzy, replace them with deep fried orange sweet potato or yam cubes. Homemade Waxed Chicken can be made well in advance. Keep it frozen immersed in its baking oil. When ready to use, thaw overnight in the chiller. I prefer to use kicap manis compared to typical dark soy sauce because it give a good balance of sweet salty flavours and golden brown tones.
This dish acquires its unique Nyonya taste from the use of salted soybeans (taucheo) and tamarind extract. To ensure maximum flavour, make sure the spice paste is fried over low heat till the oil separates.
Serve this yummy noodles with some side of pickled green chillies or cut red chillies for an extra kick!
When I was a little girl I would visit my grandaunt in Melaka during my school holidays. My grandaunt and my grandmother would make batches and batches of homemade fishball for the family to eat together. It was a long and tedious process because they did everything by hand. Scrapping the fish using spoons and...