Servings 4
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes


  • 4 chicken thighs, removed from the bone and skin discarded
  • 2 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed then really finely pasted
  • 1 tbsp soy or tamari
  • vegetable oil
  • 150 g cornflour, approximately
  • 1 small egg white
  • lightly beaten
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh lime zest and juice


  • Heat the oil in a wok or deep saucepan to 190C.
  • Cut the chicken into 2 cm slices, then toss in the five-spice powder.
  • Add the garlic soy or tamari and egg white mix well, season with a touch of salt and pepper.
  • Drain the chicken well, lightly toss the chicken in the cornflour in small amounts, then straight into the hot oil.
  • Cook until crispy and well coloured, drain well on kitchen paper.
  • Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and a squeeze of lime.
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Nutrition Facts
Simple Fried Chicken
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Chicken
Cuisine American, British, ITV This Morning, Spring, Summer
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