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Chilli Chicken Stirfry

Salt and Chilli Chicken

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Learn how to make salt and chilli chicken and never order Chinese takeaway again! Read about the possible variations and how to serve this chilli chicken.



Salt and Chilli Seasoning

  • 15ml (1 tbsp) salt
  • 7.5ml (½ tbsp) caster sugar
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) Chinese 5 spice
  • 10ml (2 tsp) crushed chilli flakes
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) garlic powder
  • 1.25ml (¼ tsp) ground ginger
  • 1.25ml (¼ tsp) ground white pepper

Salt and Chilli Chicken

  • 500g (1lb) chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 2 egg whites, whisked
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) corn flour
  • Oil, for frying
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 green peppers, washed and cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 red chillies, washed and thinly sliced
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) rice wine
  • 5ml (1 tsp) salt and chilli seasoning


  1. Mix all the ingredients and store in an airtight container.
  2. Dunk the chicken in the egg white, then corn flour before deep frying.
  3. Remove the chicken pieces from the heat and drain on kitchen towel.
  4. Heat the oil in a wok and fry the onion, green pepper and chillies for 3 minutes.
  5. Pour in the rice wine and let it sizzle for 2 minutes while continuing to stir.
  6. Add the chicken to the stir fry and season with the salt and chilli mixture.
  7. Serve immediately with rice. Enjoy!


  • If you want to have your chicken to have a thick coating, use more egg and cornflour.
  • Alternatively, you can shallow fry the chicken with less crispy but slightly healthier results.
  • Feel free to add more of the seasoning if you prefer, but remember it’s quite salty!
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stir Fry
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 414
  • Sugar: 6.8g
  • Sodium: 1244mg
  • Fat: 18.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.4g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Protein: 44g
  • Cholesterol: 111mg

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