Spicy Chili Chicken

Ingredients

Chili Oil:
10 tablespoon crushed red chili flakes
8 cloves garlic chopped
1/2 cup dried prawns (washed in some water and drained)
5 shallots chopped
1 cup of vegetable oil
Marinate:
1 whole chicken cut into 16 pieces
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon crushed Sichuan peppercorns
2 tablespoons liquid aminos (gluten free soy sauce)/soy sauce
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon corn flour
500ml - 1 lire water (depending on how much gravy you like)
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
5cm ginger sliced into discs
Salt to taste
Optional: more dried chilis for added spice
Garnish:
4 spring onions sliced
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...

Instructions

1.1. In a pan add in the oil then fry up the chili flakes and onion for a minute before adding the garlic and dried prawn and fry for 5 minutes until cooked
2.2. Once the chilli oil is cooked, set aside to cool
3.3. In a big mixing bowl, add in 3 tablespoons chili oil, 4 if you want it to be more spicy, along with the vinegar, liquid amino, salt, Sichuan peppercorn, pepper, honey, corn flour and marinate for a couple minutes
4.4. In a pot, add in some oil and fry up all the ginger and more dried chilis if you want it extra spicy, before adding the marinated chicken and brown on each side for a couple minutes along with the cinnamon stick, star anise and mushroom.
5.5. Cook on a low temperature for 10 to 15 minutes until the sauce thickens and the chicken is throughly cooked
6.6. Sprinkle some spring onion and serve with steamed rice and more chili oil on the side

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 a Chinese New Year feast.  Chicken symbolizes Luck and the red chili pepper symbolizes wealth and power. Hence, making this dish a crowd pleaser during the festivities. To compensate for the soy sauce and oyster sauce, I had to make an impact on the flavour profile of my marinate. So I, wok fry the chili, shallots, garlic and dried prawns as a marinate then braise it with the chicken and all of the other ingredients. Making this recipe a two step process. Finally, before serving I chopped up some spring onions for an added freshness and serve with rice.

If you like this, you might want to try my Steam Fish too just to take off the spicy edge. Have a wonderful joyous year ahead!

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.