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Chinese Spicy Chicken Fingers

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A Chinese variation to the popular finger-licking snack.
Chinese Spicy Chicken Fingers

Chicken Fingers is a simple and delicious fried snack all over the world. They are a favorite for most kids and is a def. item on party menus. This Chinese variation uses the popular five-spice powder to spice up things a bit and is as tasty as the original. Serve this as an appetizer, evening snack or during weekend parties.

Chinese Spicy Chicken Fingers

Chinese Spicy Chicken Fingers
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Chinese Spicy Chicken Fingers Recipe

A Chinese variation to the popular finger-licking snack.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Chinese

Ingredients for Chinese Spicy Chicken Fingers

  • 250 gms Chicken boneless, skinless, cut into strips
  • 1/2 Egg whisked
  • 2 tsp Cornflour
  • 1 tsp Oil – 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 inch Ginger chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • 2 Spring Onions chopped
  • 5 Green Chillies chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Five Spice Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Peppercorns crushed
  • 1 tsp Chinese Wine
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt to taste

How to make Chinese Spicy Chicken Fingers

  • Marinate the chicken strips with salt, egg, cornflour, oil and sea salt. Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a deep pan over medium flame
  • Deep fry the marinated chicken pieces until golden brown.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, spring onions and green chillies to the pan.
  • Saute for a few minutes.
  • Add the fried chicken along with the five spice powder, black peppercorns and toss well.
  • Stir in the Chinese wine and remove from heat.
  • Serve hot.

Notes

  • Five spice powder consist of clove powder, cinnamon powder, star anise powder, Szechuan black pepper and fennel powder.
  • How to break an egg into half:  Crack the egg into a small bowl. Whisk the egg white and yolk. Split in half.

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