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Salt and Pepper Chicken

  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    40 MINS
  • KCals 308
  • Carbs 11G
4 Servings


For the salt and pepper chicken

  • 8 chicken thighs or drumsticks - all skin removed
  • 2-3 tbsp salt and pepper spice mix see below for recipe
  • ½ red pepper deseeded and chopped
  • 3 spring onions finely chopped
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • ½ chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • low calorie cooking spray

For the spice mix

  • 1 tbsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 tbsp granulated sweetener or other sweetener
  • 1 tbsp MSG (monosodium glutamate) optional - see notes below
  • ½ tbsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 good pinch chilli flakes depending on how hot you like it
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper


To make the salt and pepper spice mix

  1. Toast the salt flakes in a hot pan until they start to brown - it's very important to do this to get the true salt and pepper flavour.

  2. Mix the toasted salt and all the other spice mix ingredients together.

To make the salt and pepper chicken

  1. Sprinkle the chicken thighs with a couple of teaspoons of the spice mix.

  2. Place them on a baking tray and cook as per pack instructions (usually around 30 minutes at 190°C).

  3. When the chicken is cooked, heat up a wok sprayed with some low calorie cooking spray.

  4. Add the spring onions, onions, chilli and peppers to the wok and cook until they start to brown slightly.

  5. Add the chicken thighs to the wok along with 1 or 2 tablespoons of spice mix. Don't add it all at once, add it a bit at a time, taste and stop when it's spicy enough.

  6. Cook through for another 3 or 4 minutes, then serve sprinkled with some finely chopped spring onions.