Crispy Shredded Salted Chilli Chicken

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If I do say so myself this was one of the tastiest meals I have had to date! So much so it is definitely on my weekly menu!! Actually I would probably eat it everyday! We all know how high calorie this dish is in a Chinese takeaway so to be able to recreate it and enjoy with no guilt makes me a very happy girlie!

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Serves 4 (or 2 people if your like me ;))

Ingredients

Crispy Shredded Salted Chicken

4 Chicken fillets
100g of Instant potato mix/wholemeal or white breadcrumbs/panko breadcrumbs
2 medium eggs
1.5 tsp of chilli powder
1.5 tsp of garlic granules
1.5 tsp of salt (always season to your own taste)
low cal cooking spray/ olive oil spray oil.

Method

Firstly I prepare my Chicken filletsΒ  butterflying the breast, or cut on the horizontal being careful not to slice off your fingers! This will leave you with two flat smaller fillets. I then cut long thin strips about 0.5 inches in diameter.

I crack the eggs into one bowl and mix well, I add the instant potato mix to the other bowl along with the dried spices and salt.

Now its time to get messy!! I use one hand for dipping the egg and the other for crumbing. Dip each strip in the egg and then in the crumb mix and onto a plate while you repeat the process for the rest of the chicken. I wont lie it is tedious but my is it worth it.

Spray both side of the strips well with low calorie cooking spray, place on a chip tray or like I do into my tefal actifry. If using 4 fillets of chicken I would cook in two batches in the actifryer. If using an oven or grill cook for 10/15 minutes @180c or under a medium grill turning each strip during cooking, if you use a mesh chip tray it will cook on both sides in the oven.

When they come out of the oven I sprinkle with a shake of garlic granules, a little more salt and freshly sliced red chilli! (Use salt to your own tasting)

Spicy Sweet and Sour Sauce

Ingredients

50mls of Orange and Pineapple squash or 100mls of Diet/Zero Orange

100mls of Passata
1 tbsp of White wine/malt vinegar
1 tbsp of garlic granules
1 tsp of freshly chopped Chilli
1 tbsp of Tomato puree
1/4 of a chicken stock cube
75mls of water.

Method
In a heavy based frying pan or wok ( I find the sauce reduces better/quicker in a pan rather than a saucepan), place the tomato puree, Passata, Orange and Pinapple squash/diet orange, chicken stock cube, garlic granules, vinegar, freshly chopped chilli and water and leave to reduced for 10/15 minutes on a medium heat.

Place the sauce in a bowl and leave aside. It can be served hot or cold!

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Fried Noodles

Ingredients

2 sheets of dried medium egg noodles.
1 packet of bean sprouts
1 spring onion
1 tsp of garlic granules
1 tsp of oyster sauce
1 tbsp of dark soy sauce
1 tsp of light soy sauce
Olive oil frylight
1 tbsp of water.

Method

Cook the egg noodles for 2 minutes less than stated on the packet. Drain and leave aside. I like to give them a couple of sprays of frylight at this stage so they dont stick.

Preheat your Wok or deep frying pan on a hight heat spray with some frylight, add the beansprouts and sliced spring onion. Toss a few times, add the egg noodles, dark soy, water, garlic granules, oyster sauce and toss in the pan! At the end add the light soy to season and serve straight from the wok.

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Serve with seasonal steamed veg or a chopped salad of your choice.

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I hope you all enjoy!
TheNakedBlondie x

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74 responses to “Crispy Shredded Salted Chilli Chicken

  1. Sharon

    Definitely going to try this

  2. Looks lovely – strange question – do you leave the paddle in the acti-fry when cooking?

  3. lorraine

    my hero!!! im delighted, cant wait to try this tonight x thanks nicola

  4. Maria Jones

    Thank you for taking the time to do these recipes for us, I can not wait to try them xxx

  5. Vicky

    Hi, I do not have an actifry… Can I still make the chicken? I’ve got huge cravings for this now! Thank you x

  6. i would love to have The recipes it look so good

  7. Siobhan

    Oh wow ! Thank you so much for this ! Just how long would you cook this in the oven or grill ? Please

  8. Anne Dunne

    Can you buy the potatoe mix in dunnes stores of where do you get it thanx

  9. Seems like a delicious meal to me and the leftovers the next morning must be an amazing hangover cure.
    Cheers,
    Micky

  10. michelle

    Have just had for tea and it was lovely – definitely another hit thanks a million. P.s I don’t have an actifry yet!! But it turned out lovely in the oven as well. Can’t wait for the next instalment….

  11. Michelle Traynor

    I did this recipe tonight with the spicy sweet and sour sauce and its the nicest meal I have had in a while thank you x

  12. Grace

    Looks nice can’t wait to try it tasty

  13. Jacqui

    Hi there, can you oven bake!

  14. sorry, but the 4 chicken breasts are they breaded when U buy them or non breaded

  15. Your blog is amazing.. And these recipes look so good! Going to try this weekend xx

  16. hannah

    this looks delicious making it tmora after class. just writing down list of ingredients. Can’t wait for it xxx

  17. Orla Delaney

    Where do you buy the potatoes mix

  18. Louise Finn

    How can I follow you please
    your food looks scrummy

  19. Susan

    I’m making tonight have sent my fiancΓ© out for garlic granules Ias I forgot them , will let you how how it goes x

  20. Helen

    Is that diluted or undiluted squash? Sorry if I’m being dense; really want to try this tonight and don’t want to get it wrong!

  21. Niamh

    How many syns is this

  22. Hi, I got the instant potato mix .. It says add water to the packet.. Do u do that before doing the dipping or do u use the dry mix without any water??

  23. Sinead

    Hi going to make this recipe tomorrow night (can’t wait) can you use fresh garlic or does it have to be garlic granules?? And if using fresh garlic how much?? Thanks πŸ™‚

  24. Samantha

    Amazing!! You have saved me so much money and calories πŸ˜‰ x

  25. louise kelly

    hey i loved this out of chinese but was way to high in syns so is this receipe free…i cant wait to make it..loving ur blog

  26. Poochy

    This was a massive hit in our (slimming world) house, it was gorgeous. Many thanks!

  27. Do u post the calorie content of these dishes with the recipes cause i can’t see it? Is the aim of your dishes just to eat healthy or are they low calorie? What type of diet do you follow?

    • Hi Jean, I don’t post calorie content or any values of pro points syns or units because the recipes are there for anyone trying to create a new healthy lifestyle! I myself follow the slimmingworld plan but all recipes can be adapted to suit your own dietary requirements x

  28. Sarah

    Hiya
    How long do you cook in Irfrr and what temp is it the same as oven?
    Live your site btw!!

  29. Liam

    Hi, tried this last night, it was really tasty. i think my sauce was too thick though. Maybe I reduced it for too long. If I did it again, should I add more squash, or water, to loosen it up? Thanks.

  30. Made the chicken tonight and it was delish, I think I’ll add a bit more chilli next time!
    I found it hard to find the smash! No luck in tesco Longford or Carrick but I did get it in Iceland πŸ˜€ along with some slimming world ready meals, hopefully they tasty, they’ll be handy for a day when I’m short on time anyway!

  31. Katrina

    made this tonight in my Actifry absolutely beautiful will make it with the noodles next time !!! Tyvm for this πŸ™‚

  32. Claire

    omg I love this meal I’ve been having it once a week for ages now and it’s made me not crave junk food…… You are a star xxx

  33. Jean

    Amazing!!!! Love it thanks so much for sharing

  34. Lorraine

    Is this syn free on SW?

  35. Lorraine

    I think smash is free too? It says on the SW app so that’s good then πŸ™‚

  36. Tara Geary

    This has saved me about 1000 syns on tonight’s dinner! (it was gonnna be a chinese take away) thanks so much! xx

  37. Michelle

    hi how long would you cook it for in the actifry? thanks so much gonna try it tonight looks great

  38. Wayne

    Hi. Tried this tonight. Lovely and spicy. Only thing is it wasn’t very crispy. I cooked in oven and left for 20 mins. Any idea where I’m going wrong? It was still delicious tho πŸ˜€

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