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Crispy shredded chicken

20DifficultyIntermediate

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Yields5 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins

 100ml's rapeseed or sunflower Oil
 2 large chicken breasts
 Plain flour
 Salt and black pepper
 1 TBSP sweet chilli dipping sauce
 2tsp soy sauce
 80ml water
 Juice of a lemon
 2tsp cornflour
 2TBSP honey
 Thumbsized piece of ginger
 Handful spring onions
 1 large red chilli

1

Cut the chicken breasts into strips

2

Add flour and salt and pepper to a bowl

3

Coat the chicken

4

Set aside

5

Finely slice the ginger

6

Cut the chilli into thin strips and discard the seeds

7

Heat the oil in a wok

8

Juice the lemon into a cup or bowl

9

Add the sweet chilli dipping sauce, soy sauce, water and cornflour and stir together and set aside

10

Fry the chicken in batches for a few minutes in the hot oil until golden brown

11

Drain on paper towels

12

Repeat until all the chicken is cooked

13

Pour out all the oil except for 1TBSP worth

14

Gently fry the ginger and sliced chilli for a minute or so

15

Add the honey to the wok and stir whilst it's bubbling away for another minute

16

Add the lemon juice, dipping sauce, soy sauce, water and cornflour

17

Keep stirring and bring to the boil until the sauce thickens

18

Add the chicken to the wok to heat through for a few minutes making sure to coat thoroughly with the sauce

19

Slice the spring onions into fancy diagonals abs throw in the rice for the last few minutes

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Ingredients

 100ml's rapeseed or sunflower Oil
 2 large chicken breasts
 Plain flour
 Salt and black pepper
 1 TBSP sweet chilli dipping sauce
 2tsp soy sauce
 80ml water
 Juice of a lemon
 2tsp cornflour
 2TBSP honey
 Thumbsized piece of ginger
 Handful spring onions
 1 large red chilli

Directions

1

Cut the chicken breasts into strips

2

Add flour and salt and pepper to a bowl

3

Coat the chicken

4

Set aside

5

Finely slice the ginger

6

Cut the chilli into thin strips and discard the seeds

7

Heat the oil in a wok

8

Juice the lemon into a cup or bowl

9

Add the sweet chilli dipping sauce, soy sauce, water and cornflour and stir together and set aside

10

Fry the chicken in batches for a few minutes in the hot oil until golden brown

11

Drain on paper towels

12

Repeat until all the chicken is cooked

13

Pour out all the oil except for 1TBSP worth

14

Gently fry the ginger and sliced chilli for a minute or so

15

Add the honey to the wok and stir whilst it's bubbling away for another minute

16

Add the lemon juice, dipping sauce, soy sauce, water and cornflour

17

Keep stirring and bring to the boil until the sauce thickens

18

Add the chicken to the wok to heat through for a few minutes making sure to coat thoroughly with the sauce

19

Slice the spring onions into fancy diagonals abs throw in the rice for the last few minutes

Crispy shredded chicken

60 thoughts on “Crispy shredded chicken

  1. Omg I spend so much money on Chinese take away just ordering these ore the shredded beef I’m so glad I’ve come across this page going to save myself some money here thankyou Lorna xx

  2. This is just perfection on a plate !!!Quick, easy, and tasted better than our usual choice many of our local chinese restauraunts and takeaways..Will be doing this at home in future..Thankyou.

  3. OMG! just made crispy shredded chicken with chilli and honey sauce for dinner, it was absolutely amazing everyone finished it all, followed the recipe gorgeous will definitely make this again!!

  4. Just cooked this for the first-time and omg it’s even better than my regular Chinese. Will be doing this alot!

  5. Hi! I’ve been following your website and trying a few of the recipes. It’s really wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing and I find the whole post interesting. The chicken in this recipe is the best crispy shredded chicken I’ve ever had inside my own house.

  6. Me and my son just made this rather than order Chinese and OMG he loved it! Added red and green peppers and onions and made egg fried rice and salt and chilli chips 👌🏽❤️ Thanks for the fab recipe!

    *it does cost a wee bit to buy all the bits and bobs BUT once u have them u can make it over and over again just need to fresh ingredients!

    Also, we had it in wraps with cheese for lunch next day! 10/10

  7. This is a really tasty dish and easy to make from ingredients we’ve all got in the cupboard. Thanks for sharing I’m going to try it with beef next. I added some chilli flakes .

  8. I tried this with cutting to large frying beef steaks up, just as successful as the chicken. Excellent recipe.

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