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Fried Five Spice Chicken with Special Chilli Sauce

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Fried chicken has many worldwide variations in different countries and in all types of cuisines with endless twists to the recipes to cater to local tastebuds. For Chinese cuisines, the most popular will be crispy skin chicken and salt and pepper chicken that originated from Southern China, specifically considered as a staple of Cantonese cuisines. These two types of fried chicken are always on the menu of all Cantonese restaurants. There are two main ways of cooking methods for fried chicken in Chinese cuisines, either pan frying or deep frying. My inspiration for this gluten free fried chicken recipe came from salt and pepper chicken. I have used a combination of five spice powder, salt and ground white pepper as a spice rub to enhance the taste and flavour of the chicken thighs for this recipe. Then these pan fried to perfection chicken thighs are paired with a special chilli sauce to complement the fried chicken. This gluten free recipe is simple and also soy free, dairy free, egg free, nut free and allergy friendly. These scrumptious pan fried chicken thighs are definitely a much more nutritious alternative than fast food.




Chicken is a cheaper and healthier choice than red meat and chicken thighs are frequently cheaper, tastier and juicier than chicken breasts, just remember to trim the excess fats on the chicken thighs before cooking them. Skinless chicken thighs are not only a high quality protein but an excellent source of essential minerals and vitamins like selenium, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic Acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B12. They are also a good source of magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B1 (thiamine), folate/folic acid and vitamin B7 (biotin). Health benefits of chicken thighs include: decrease risks of cardiovascular diseases; help prevent cancer; boost the body’s immune system; support healthy bone and improved metabolic rate.









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  1. Chef and Steward
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    Honestly LOVING this recipe! Can I use any substitute for corn flour? Love Asian food and this is a brilliant chicken recipe and you even have your own chilli sauce- brilliant!

    • daphnegoh
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      You can use potato starch or rice flour as substitute for corn flour. Thank you and hope you enjoy the recipe! 🙂

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