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Chicken 555 Starter recipe

Chicken 555 Starter

by @afsheenmushtaq
Prep Time
20min
Cook Time
15min
Total Time
35min
PakistaniAppetiserSnackMeatSpicy

A flavorful delight with the tang of spices and the richness of cashews, perfect for kick-starting any meal!

Ingredients

4 Servings
(1 serving = 1 plate)

For the Chicken

  • 380g
    chicken breast, cut into small strips
  • 1/4tsp
    salt
  • 1/2tsp
    garlic paste
  • 1/2tsp
    ginger paste
  • 1/2tsp
    white pepper
  • 1piece
    egg white
  • 2tbsp
    cornflour
  • 2tbsp
    all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 1pinch
    baking soda
  • 1tbsp
    water
  • 2tbsp
    cooking oil

For the Sauce

  • 1 1/2tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2tsp
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2tsp
    ginger, finely chopped
  • 2piece
    dry red chilies, whole
  • 3piece
    green chilies, chopped
  • 1tbsp
    cashew nuts, ground into powder
  • 1tsp
    Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1tsp
    garam masala
  • 2tbsp
    tomato ketchup
  • 1tsp
    soy sauce
  • 1tbsp
    chili sauce
  • 1tsp
    white vinegar
  • 2 1/2tbsp
    plain yogurt
  • 1pinch
    sugar
  • 1pinch
    salt
  • 1pinch
    white pepper, for garnish
  • 1tbsp
    cashew nuts, ground into powder, for garnish
  • 1sprig
    fresh coriander, chopped, for garnish

Method

Prepare the Chicken

  1. In a bowl, combine the chicken strips with salt, garlic paste, ginger paste, white pepper, egg white, cornflour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and water. Mix well to coat the chicken evenly.

    Step 1.1: In a bowl, combine the chicken strips with salt, garlic paste, ginger paste, white pepper, egg white, cornflour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and water
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken strips for 4-5 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Remove and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

    Step 1.1: Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken strips for 4-5 minutes until golden brown and crispy

Make the Sauce

  1. In a wok, heat cooking oil and unsalted butter. Add chopped garlic, ginger, and dry red chilies. Sauté until fragrant.

    Step 2.1: In a wok, heat cooking oil and unsalted butter
  2. Add the chopped green chilies and cashew nuts, and sauté for another 30-40 seconds.

    Step 2.1: Add the chopped green chilies and cashew nuts, and sauté for another 30-40 seconds
  3. Reduce the heat and add Kashmiri red chili powder and garam masala. Quickly add a splash of water to prevent the spices from burning.

    Step 2.1: Reduce the heat and add Kashmiri red chili powder and garam masala
  4. Stir in the ketchup, soy sauce, chili sauce, and white vinegar, mixing well.

    Step 2.1: Stir in the ketchup, soy sauce, chili sauce, and white vinegar, mixing well
  5. Add plain yogurt and stir until the sauce thickens.

    Step 2.1: Add plain yogurt and stir until the sauce thickens
    Step 2.2: Add plain yogurt and stir until the sauce thickens

Combine and Garnish

  1. Season the sauce with a pinch of salt and sugar according to taste.

    Step 3.1: Season the sauce with a pinch of salt and sugar according to taste
  2. Add the fried chicken to the sauce, mixing well to ensure the chicken is thoroughly coated.

    Step 3.1: Add the fried chicken to the sauce, mixing well to ensure the chicken is thoroughly coated
  3. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Chicken 555 as a starter!

    Step 3.1: Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Chicken 555 as a starter!

Tips & Tricks

  1. Ensure the oil is hot enough before frying the chicken to achieve a crispy texture.

  2. Adjust the amount of green chilies according to your spice preference.

  3. You can use store-bought garlic and ginger paste to save time.

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I am not a professional chef, but I love cooking.

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