Salt and pepper chicken

This is a tasty Chinese dish which is quick to cook so perfect after a busy day.


  • 2 Chicken breasts or 3 boneless skinless thighs cut into strips 2cm wide
  • 3 spring onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • One red chilli
  • 1 tbsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 60g cornflower
  • 250ml Vegetable oil


  1. Combine the cornflower, salt, pepper and 5 spice in a bowl.
  2. Toss the chicken in the flour mix to coat well.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or deep pan.
  4. Add the coated chicken to the oil and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side. Once cooked remove the chicken from the oil and place on kitchen roll.
  5. Finely chop the chilli, spring onion and garlic.
  6. Heat some oil in a frying pan. Add the chopped vegetables and fry for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Spoon the cooked vegetables over the top of the cooked chicken and serve.

Published by Alison

Mum of the Braithwaite “difficult to feed” Family!

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