Simple Fried Chicken

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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Ready in: 10 mins
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Simple Fried Chicken


  • 4 chicken thighs, removed from the bone and skin discarded
  • 2 tsp of Chinese five spice
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed then really finely pasted
  • 1 tbsp soy or tamari
  • vegetable oil
  • 150g cornflour
  • approximately
  • 1 small egg white
  • lightly beaten
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • fresh lime zest and juice

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  1. Heat the oil in a wok or deep saucepan to 190° C.
  2. Cut the chicken into 2 cm slices then toss in the five spice powder.
  3. Add the garlic soy or tamari and egg white mix well, season well with a touch of salt and pepper.
  4. Drain the chicken well, then lightly toss the chicken in the cornflour in small amounts, then straight into hot oil.
  5. Cook until crispy and well coloured, drain well on kitchen paper.
  6. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and a squeeze of lime.