Classic Salt and Pepper Chicken

And I’m back to the kitchen after a looong vacation and damn it feels soooo good!

Made one of my favorite weekend classics, Salt and Pepper Chicken today and it turned out pretty amazing

Simple flavours, exceptional taste

Served with a side of Schezwan Chutney coz “Some like it Hot 🔥”

Let’s get to it!

You’ll need:

450 gms boneless chicken breast/thighs cut into bite sized pieces

Chicken marinade – ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp garlic paste, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice (optional but recommended)

1 cup corn starch/flour for coating

Oil for frying

½ cup julienned onion

½ cup julienned green pepper

1 tbsp minced garlic

2-3 dry red chillies

Extra salt and pepper to taste

1 tbsp butter

Extra oil for stir fry


Marinade the chicken pieces in the listed ingredients for 30 mins

In a plate lay the corn starch and coat the marinated chicken pieces on all sides

Marinated chicken pieces to be coated with corn starch on all sides

In a frying pan, heat oil on medium heat and fry the coated chicken pieces until golden brown flipping both sides

Set aside in a plate lined with kitchen towel to soak up any extra oil

Now let’s prep the stir fry. In a wok/pan, add 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp butter on medium heat

Add minced garlic, sliced dry red chillies and let them sizzle

Now add onions, green pepper, salt and pepper and toss for about a minute

Stir fry in salt, pepper and veggies

Add the fried chicken, mix together gently and serve hot!! Garnish with sesame seeds (optional)

Enjoyed this recipe? Tag us on Instagram if you end up making it, on our handle @the.kari.tales

Published by thekaritales

Self taught homecook, foodstylist, recipe developer, foodie, explorer and a media professional

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