Recipe courtesy of Donal Skehan

Angry Chicken

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
A fiery chicken dish worth seeking spicy red Thai chiles to deliver a serious punch of heat.


For the sauce:


Special equipment:
a wok
  1. Toss the chicken pieces in a bowl with the soy sauce. In a separate bowl, whisk the cornstarch and egg together to form a batter.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok. Dip the chicken into the batter and fry over a high heat for 4 to 5 minutes until golden and crisp and just cooked. Scoop out with a slotted spoon and set aside on a plate lined with paper towels.
  3. Add the chiles and peppers to the pan and fry for 3 to 4 minutes before adding all the sauce ingredients except, for the cornstarch. Simmer over a high heat for 5 minutes, then blend 2 to 3 tablespoons of the sauce with the remaining cornstarch in a cup until smooth. Return to the pan and bubble until the sauce thickens.
  4. Return the chicken to the pan and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes until the chicken is sticky and coated. Serve in deep bowls.
  5. Meanwhile steam the zucchini batons for 2 to 3 minutes, then divide between four bowls. Serve with the hot and sour chicken.