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Spicy Chicken

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Sweet and spicy chicken that tastes almost identical to PF Chang’s Spicy Chicken. Make it at home any time!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces, weight Chicken Breast
  • 2 cups Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¾ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 whole Egg
  • ½ cups Milk
  • ½ cups Water
  • _____
  • FOR THE SPICY SAUCE:
  • 2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic, Chopped Finely
  • 3 Tablespoons Green Onion, Chopped
  • 1 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Sauce (Sriracha)
  • 2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons Sugar
  • 1-½ teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • ¾ teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 3 teaspoons Cornstarch

Preparation

Prepare the spicy sauce: heat oil, garlic and green onions over medium heat until soft. Add pineapple juice, chili sauce, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and salt. Combine the water and cornstarch in a separate container. Mix the cornstarch/water mixture into the sauce and stir over medium-low heat until thickened. You can add more chili sauce if you want spicier spicy chicken sauce. Be sure to taste it as you go so you don’t overdo it. Reduce heat to low.

Prepare the chicken: cut the chicken breast into 1-inch cubes and season with salt. Begin heating the 2 cups vegetable oil over medium-high heat.

Prepare the batter: combine remaining ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk together. Batter should be fairly thin. Place chicken cubes in the batter to coat. Batter should be very thin on the chicken.

Once the oil is heated, reduce heat to medium and add chicken cubes a few at a time, letting the batter drip off before placing in the oil. Let them cook for 3-4 minutes and turn halfway through cooking. Cook until golden brown. Remove and drain on a paper-towel-covered plate. Repeat until all chicken is cooked.

Serve chicken over white or brown rice and cover with plenty of spicy sauce.

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Emre Savas on 6.13.2018

Before I try it , I’d like to know the chicken should be skinless or with skin ?

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Lessie on 11.29.2011

This looks awesome! I’ll be trying it in the near future.

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brookebee on 8.11.2010

This is awesome-the hubby loved it!

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kissyfur19 on 5.24.2010

OMG….made this tonight for the first time and it was fabulous! My husband wanted to lick the plate. Only thing I differently is used jasmine rice and cooked it in coconut milk. SOOOO Good! This one goes on the favorites list.

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hollisbella on 5.8.2010

This is wonderful. So many times I have tried chinese recipes and they all turn out tasting kind of the same, and very “homemade”. But this is truly restaraunt quality! Very, very good. This will be my new go to chinese make at home recipe. Thanks so much.

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senoritabonita on 7.24.2013

Very similar to P.F. Chang’s spicy chicken. I’ll definitely make again, but probably will save for the weekend. It took me about an hour to prepare this – a little too long by my standards for a weeknight. Also, I think I’ll use my deep fryer for the chicken next time. I added about 1 T more Sriracha to make it a little more spicy.

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handmadetherapy on 12.11.2012

Love this recipe! I’ve made it several times and it’s always a hit.

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hollisbella on 12.5.2011

Great Recipe, my husband and daughter loved it, said it tasted just like PF Chang’s!

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Laura on 9.2.2011

This is my favorite main dish at PF Chang’s and I must say this replica is spot on!! So delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!

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megank on 8.23.2011

So good and so easy!! Even my kids ate the chicken! yum.

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