Sunday, July 12, 2015

Crispy Spiced Thai Chicken

"Mystery Box Madness : July 2015", the theme for this week at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC). Ten mystery box ingredients are given and we are to choose at least three from which to cook from any of IHCC's past or present featured chefs' recipe. The ten ingredients are Chicken, Seaweed, Sesame Seeds, Parsley, Mozzarella Cheese, Pasta, Mango, Brown Sugar, Zucchini and Mint.

I've chosen Chicken, Sesame Seeds and Brown Sugar, to cook Donna Hay's delicious and simple Crispy Spiced Thai Chicken. Yup, another chicken dish!  

An easy and simple dish to cook, takes only about half an hour from start to finish! Chicken breast fillet is quartered and mix with egg white, rice flour, chilli, chopped coriander, shredded kaffir lime leaves from my garden pot and sesame seeds. I did not have any red chillies (forgotten to buy!), so I have replaced with some coarse chilli flakes instead. I've added some salt to taste, though it was not indicated in the recipe. Heat up some oil, and pan-fry the chicken fillet on both sides for a few minutes until cooked. Served with some watercress sprigs, which I do not have, so I have shredded some green cabbage and it was great with the chicken.

The dipping sauce is made by mixing soy sauce, lemon juice and brown sugar in a small bowl until the sugar dissolves. I have used calamansi lime from my garden pot instead of lemon. 

Note : I used only 1 large chicken breast fillet (instead of 3 as per the recipe) but following the full amount of the other ingredients listed in the recipe below.

A simple, and very, very tasty chicken dish! Both the kaffir lime leaves and the fresh coriander bring such a lovely fragrance and taste. The sesame seeds gives a nice nutty aroma. The next time though, I would bash the chicken fillet lightly to a slightly thinner piece. Eating it together with the shredded cabbage and the dipping sauce is delicious. We had this chicken dish as part of our dinner meal, eaten with white rice and other dishes. There's no leftovers!

Crispy Thai Spiced Chicken
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3 chicken breast fillets, quartered (I use 1 large fillet)
some salt to taste (my addition)
2 eggwhites, lightly beaten (I use 1 eggwhite)
2 tablespoons fine rice flour
2 red chillies, chopped (I use 1 heaped teaspoon coarse chilli flakes)
3 tablespoons chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves
4 kaffir lime leaves, shredded
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
2-3 tablespoons peanut oil
watercress sprigs, to serve

Dipping sauce :
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Combine the chicken, eggwhite, rice flour, chilli, coriander, lime leaves and sesame seeds in a bowl. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add the oil and cook the chicken for 3 minutes on each side or until golden and cooked through. Drain on absorbent paper.

To make the dipping sauce, place the soy, lemon juice and sugar in a bowl and mix to combine. Serve the chicken on some watercress with dipping sauce on the side. Serves 4.

I'm linking this post with I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC), for this week's theme :
Mystery Box Madneses : July 2015"


  1. hi Joyce. great picks on the ingredients. This thai spiced chicken looks delicious. yumm....

  2. Donna Hay's recipes never let you down. This looks simple to prepare and so delicious as well.

  3. I love this chicken Joyce sounds delicious!

  4. The flavours sound so bright and vibrant. An excellent way to prepare chicken and great use of the mystery box ingredients.

  5. This Asian dish sounds lovely and it looks good too.

  6. Joyce! This looks yummy and seems quite easy to make. I have bookmarked it for dinner.

  7. So glad you found this. Looks delish. Love her Asian inspired dishes. Nice job on the mystery box.

  8. Joyce, this chicken dish looks good. I love coriander and kafir lime leaves as they are so fragrant. I'm not surprised that there were no leftovers!