Szechuan pepper fried chicken

Serves 2 hungry people….

Marinade 2 chopped chicken breast in 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup rice vinegar and 1/8 cup sugar for 2 hours.

Dredge in a thick batter made from 1/2 cups rice flour, 1/2 cups cornstarch and 1/3 cup fizzy water.

Drop piece by piece into hot oil (160C is fine) making sure that they dont stick to anything, especially each other, and deep fry for 5 mins plus until properly brown and crispy. Remove and set aside.

Toss the chicken in a bowl with a spice mix made up of 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1 tsp salt and 1 Tbsp. of shattered Szechuan peppercorns (add some chilli flakes too if you want some more heat).

Heat a pan with a little oil, add 4 spring onions then put the chicken back in the pan and toss everything together for a couple of minutes.

Finally, serve on a plate and throw on a handful of chopped coriander.

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