Easy Crispy Chicken Thighs with Black Pepper Sauce

Easy Crispy Chicken with Black Pepper Sauce
Josephine Chan


2 boneless skinless whole chicken thigh fillets, lightly flattened with kitchen mallet
1/2tablespoon soy sauce
1teaspoon white pepper
1teaspoon sesame oil
1tablespoon corn flour, for dusting
1tablespoon rice flour, for dusting
vegetable oil
Black Pepper Sauce
2cloves garlic, chopped
1 piece ginger (thumb-sized), chopped
2 bird eye chillies, sliced
2 red shallots, sliced
1tablespoon crushed black peppercorn
2tablespoons oyster sauce
1tablespoon soy sauce
1/2tablespoon sugar
1/2cup chicken stock
6 snow peas, tailed and topped
1tablespoon cornflour, mixed with ½ tbsp water


  1. Marinade flattened thigh fillets with soy sauce, sesame oil and white pepper for 30 minutes.
  2. Chop and slice ingredients for the sauce and set aside. In a clean bowl, mix the black peppercorn, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar and chicken stock.
  3. Fifteen minutes before cooking, bring the marinated chicken to room temperature. Heat a wok with sufficient vegetable oil for deep frying. Mix corn flour and rice flour in a bowl and lightly coat the chicken.
  4. To determine if the oil is hot enough, use the chopstick method. Stick a chopstick into the oil and when the bottom of the chopstick bubbles vigorously, the oil is ready for frying. Drench off excess flour from the chicken and gently slide into the oil. Fry for about 4 minutes until both sides have turned golden, crispy and cooked through. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  5. In the same wok, remove the rest of the oil until 1 tbsp oil left. Heat up on medium heat. Sauté garlic, chilli and shallot until fragrant for about 20 seconds. Add the earlier mixed sauce and bring it to a simmer. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add snow peas and cook for another 20 seconds. Thicken the sauce with cornflour mixture. Continue to stir until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Slice the chicken and place on top of warm steamed rice. Pour the black pepper sauce over the chicken. Serve immediately.

This recipe from Burp! Appetit and Honest Cooking was republished with permission. It originally appeared as Crispy Chicken With Black Pepper Sauce on Rice.

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Josephine Chan