Recipe: Crispy Chicken on Asian Rice Noodle Salad

One of the best loved recipes of My Kitchen Rules is this Crispy Chicken on Asian Rice Noodle Salad.

The show has inspired millions to be a little more daring in the kitchen over six seasons and now more than 100 of the most loved recipes have been collected in a full colour cook book MKR: Best of the Best Cookbook.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4


Ingredients:
100g vermicelli noodles
1 red capsicum, deseeded and thinly sliced
2 tbsp chopped chives
½ cup coriander leaves
½ cup mint leaves
½ cup Thai basil leaves

DRESSING
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp caster sugar
1cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
½ long red chilli, finely chopped

CRISPY CHICKEN
1 egg
1cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
¾ cup plain flour
2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
2 tsp sea salt flakes
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 large chicken breasts, thinly sliced
vegetable oil, for shallow-frying

Crispy Chicken on Asian Rice Noodle Salad

Method:
1.  To make the dressing, whisk all the ingredients in a small bowl until the sugar dissolves.
2.  Place the noodles in a large bowl, cover with boiling water and stand for 5 minutes. Drain, then return to the bowl. Add the dressing and toss to combine. Add the capsicum and herbs and toss to combine.
3.  To make the crispy chicken, whisk the egg, ginger and garlic in a large bowl until just combined. Combine the flour, five-spice powder, salt and pepper in a separate large bowl. Dip the chicken pieces in the egg mixture, drain off excess, then toss in the flour mixture.
4.  Fill a wok or deep frying pan halfway with oil and shallow-fry the chicken, in batches, for 2–3 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Drain on paper towel.
5.  Divide the noodle salad among four serving bowls and top with the chicken.

MKR: Best Of The Best Cookbook ($39.99), published by Hachette Australia.
MKR: Best Of The Best Cookbook ($39.99), published by Hachette Australia.

For more fantastic recipes check out MKR: Best of the Best Cookbook from Hachette, available from Angus & Robertson Bookworld, Booktopia and where all good books are sold.

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