How to make Ginger Garlic Crispy Chicken -

Boneless chicken breasts marinated with ginger-garlic paste and other masalas, rolled in bread crumbs and deep fried till crisp. - here is another amazing Chinese recipe, garlic ginger chicken. Just like the name says, this dish gets a lot of its flavor from fresh garlic and ginger. The chicken bits are coated with a batter and then fried until crispy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Ginger-garlic paste (अदरक-लहसुन की पेस्ट ), Boneless chicken breasts (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Ginger Garlic Crispy Chicken

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Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Ginger Garlic Crispy Chicken Recipe

  • Ginger-garlic paste 3 tablespoons

  • Boneless chicken breasts 2

  • Red chilli paste 1½ tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Soy sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 3 teaspoons

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • White bread slices 4

Method

Step 1

To make the marinade, combine red chilli paste, ginger-garlic paste, salt, pepper powder, soy sauce and cornstarch in a bowl and mix well.

Step 2

Slit chicken horizontally into halves and further cut into two. Add these to the marinade and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 4

Discard edges from bread slices and cut into small cubes. Place in a grinder jar and grind to make breadcrumbs. Transfer the fresh breadcrumbs onto a plate.

Step 5

Coat marinated chicken pieces in the breadcrumbs and deep-fry in hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Serve hot with sweet chilli sauce.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.