Firecracker Chicken

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I can never say no to Chinese food! Whenever I am feeling down in the dumps or
just having a bad day or running low on energy, an order from the Chinese
takeways never fails to uplift my mood.


At times though, I love recreating my favorite dishes at the comfort of my own
home. Because homemade always tastes so better! This is my take on the classic
Firecracker Chicken found at Wagamama, a Japanese restaurant.


This Firecracker Chicken features crispy chicken bites and crunchy veggies
that are coated in a fiery, sweet and tangy sauce. Serve this with some rice
for an addictive dinner that your whole family will devour!


Why You Need To Try This Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: This recipe comes together very quickly making it
    the perfect weeknight meal.
  • Bold and Fiery Flavors: This Firecracker Sauce has an incredible
    balance of sweetness and kick that creates a burst of flavors in every
    bite.
  • No hassle of deep frying:The chicken pieces are pan seared that
    keeps them crispy golden outside and juicy inside. There is no hassle of
    deep frying and cleanup is also a breeze!


Take dinner up a delicious notch with these other Asian favorites:


Can this be made ahead of time?

I won’t recommend this. This tastes best when eaten right away as the
chicken pieces and the veggies are crunchy.


If you made this Firecracker Chicken, I would love to know how it turned
out! Please let me know by leaving a comment below.

Ingredients:

    For the Chicken Marinade

  • 500 g boneless skinless chicken, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp sriracha
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • For the Stir Fry

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium white onion,sliced into wedges
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 60 g snow peas
  • 3-4 dried red chillies
  • Black Sesame seeds, to garnish
  • Lime wedge, to garnish
  • Cooked basmati rice, to serve

Instructions:

  1. Place all of the marinade ingredients in a large bowl (except the
    chicken) and mix together.
  2. Add one third of the marinade to the chicken pieces( saving some for
    the stir fry), cover with a cling wrap and allow it to marinate for at
    least an hour.
  3. Heat 2 Tbsp oil on high heat in a wok or large frying pan until hot.
    Add the chicken pieces to the hot oil, and cook until they are
    slightly browned and cooked right through.
  4. Add in the onion wedges and cook for 2-3 minutes until they become
    soft and translucent.
  5. Then, add in the remaining marinade, and add in the sliced bell
    peppers, the snow peas, the dry chillies, and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. When the chicken pieces are totally cooked, turn off the heat.
  7. To serve, place some rice on a plate, spoon the firecracker chicken
    around the rice and top with sesame seeds and a lime wedge.
  8. Enjoy!


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