Crispy Chinese Chicken Recipe

Crispy Chinese chicken

  • serves 3
  • Easy

Check out this crispy Chinese chicken recipe with crunchy greens. This super easy meal for 3 is packed with punchy flavour and comes in at just over 400 calories



  • skin-on chicken thighs 6, bones removed
  • ginger a large thumb-sized piece, grated
  • garlic 3 cloves, crushed
  • red chilli ½, finely diced
  • soy sauce 2 tbsp
  • mirin 3 tbsp
  • rice wine vinegar 1 tbsp
  • cooked rice to serve
  • pak choy and long-stemmed broccoli steamed, to serve


  • Step 1

    Season the chicken thighs and leave at room temperature for 20 minutes. Heat a frying pan and add the chicken skin-side down.

  • Step 2

    Cook for 10-15 minutes until the skin is very crisp, and the chicken is starting to cook all the way through. Add the ginger, garlic and chilli, and cook for 1 minute.

  • Step 3

    Whisk together the soy sauce, mirin, vinegar, and 50ml of water. Flip the chicken thighs and pour in the sauce. Lower the heat and simmer gently for 5 -10 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has reduced slightly.

  • Step 4

    Serve the chicken and sauce with rice and the steamed pak choy and long-stemmed broccoli.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 405
  • Fat 24.5g
  • Saturates 6.6g
  • Carbs 13g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Fibre 0.3g
  • Protein 33g
  • Salt 1.6g