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Firecracker Chicken


Firecracker Chicken

Ingredients:

Allergens in bold

Diced Chicken Thigh

Sesame Oil (Sesame)

Onion

Red Pepper

Water Chestnuts

Crushed Ginger (Sulphites)

Crushed Garlic (Sulphites)

Tomato Purée

Jasmine Rice

Red Chilli Flakes

Palm Sugar

Honey

Soy Sauce (Gluten, Soya)

Mangetout

Lime

Red Chilli

Coriander

Nutritional Information:

Calories 1005 kcal | Fat 1g, of which saturates 0g | Carbohydrates 36g, of which sugars 9g | Protein 4g | Salt 0.21g

Recipe Description:

The origins of this rightfully beloved pan-Asian recipe are unclear. At one end, it draws inspiration from the chilli-abundant, ginger-marinated Sichuan Chinese lazijii, literally ‘spicy chicken’. At the other extreme, it’s reminiscent of the milder, more umami-forward Japanese ebi chilli, a prawn-based fry with a similarly thick, lip-smacking sauce. We say ‘milder’— this delectably devilish fusion dish still packs a distinctive red chilli kick. We’ve paid tribute to both its mysterious cross-cultural origins and Western popularity by incorporating the vibrant accents of lime, water chestnut and mangetout.

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