As the title indicates this chicken can be spicy or very spicy . it contains both fresh green serrano chillis and chilli sauce , so the heat can be varied . it also contains peppers and onions making it ideal to serve with rice as a simple meal or with soup and noodles for a more substantial dinner . Sometimes I like to embellish the dish with cashews or peanuts , however that is not traditional . This dish can be served “dry ” , more like an appetizer with no rice or with “gravy ” , the only difference in the recipe is the addition of more or less chicken stock . Do try it , it is a family favorite .
Photograph by Ashish Mahtani
1 lb boneless chicken breast ,sliced into fingers
1 to 2 tbs cornstarch
a pinch salt
1/2 tsp crushed white pepper
1 Tbs dark soy sauce
1 Tbs sherry
1 egg ,beaten.
Oil for deep frying
Combine all ingredients and allow chicken to marinate while oil heats for deep frying .
When oil is hot deep fry chicken in batches just until golden but not over cooked . Drain and set aside while you prepare the sauce.
1 Tbs oil
8 to 10 cloves garlic , minced
2 to 4 sliced serrano chillis
1 large red onion cubed
1 large red bell pepper , cored and cubed
1 tbs dark soy sauce
1 to 2 tbs red chilli sauce
1/2 to 1 1/2 cups chicken sauce
1 tsp cornstarch blended with 1 tbs water to make a slurry
1 tsp vinegar
Heat oil in skillet . Add garlic and stir for a few seconds . Add in green chillis and stirfry afew seconds . Add in onion and stir , add in bell pepper and stir for 30 seconds .
Add in soy sauce and chilli sauce , stir for 20 seconds .pour in chicken stock . Note use between 1/2 cup to 1 1/2 cups depending on how much sauce you want to end up with . Allow to come to the boil . Stir in the cornstarch slurry , stirring continuously .
Add in the fried chicken and stir to coat the chicken with the sauce . Sprinkle in a pinch of salt . Stir . Off heat and stir in the vinegar .
Serve immediately with a bowl of steamed rice.
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