This overnight marinated spicy chicken is super tasty and full of flavour; it can be used as a self-standing dish or as an addition in other recipes including salads or bakes. It works well with bread, rice, pasta or potatoes, the possibilities of its use are endless.
- 500g chicken breast; cubed into small pieces
- 4-5cm chunk of fresh ginger; finely sliced
- 3 spring onions; finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic; finely chopped
- 2 hot chillies; finely chopped, seeds included
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 1tbsp soy sauce
- 1tsp smoked paprika
- 1tsp dry coriander
- 1/2tsp black pepper
- 1/4tsp fine sea salt
In a large bowl mix together all ingredients except for the chicken, mix well until everything is well combined.
Then add the cubed chicken and toss until it is evenly coated.
Cover with kitchen foil and refrigerate for at least 12 hours, the longer the better.
Ideally you will give the mix a good stir at least a few times during this marinating time, just to make sure all the pieces of chicken are evenly covered.
Once the time is up and you are ready to cook simply preheat a heavy bottomed large frying pan (no additional fat should be needed as the mix marinade contained olive oil). Once the pan is hot add the chicken with its marinade and fry on medium heat for around 10 minutes. You want your chicken chunks just to start browning a little.
That’s it. All done!
Now, it is up to you what to do with it next 🙂
Normally, to start with, we would have it slightly warm in a freshly baked bap. Just a simple buttered bap, our spicy marinated chicken with the addition of some green salad leaves and maybe a slice or two of some cucumber and/or tomato – it really makes a perfect and filling sandwich with a taste to swoon for. Then the rest would go into a salad or pasta bake or it would just sit covered in the fridge waiting for when we once again fancy a yummy sandwich. It really is the perfect meat which can be used in many ways depending what else is on the menu.