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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hot & Spicy Chicken

Here's another one of the recipes I found on Pinterest recently that I have pinned to my
"Yummy looking Recipes" board that I knew we needed to make from the Table for Two blog.

We've named it "Hot & Spicy" Chicken, I've seen it on Pinterest and other places referred to as "Bang Bang" Chicken. The elementary principal in me that can't tolerate any gun related play or imitations just can't be okay with calling it "Bang Bang" Chicken... so call it what you want we'll go with Hot & Spicy.

It's a week night doable recipe we made it on a Wednesday even after working out, usually after an evening workout we go with simple, simple meals because by 7:30 we are ready to hit the couch and veg out a bit. But this really came together in no time.

I gathered the ingredients and figured this recipe would be the perfect vehicle to use my tasty Japanese style mayo, Kewpie, that we haven't used since the sushi party.

This sauce is very similar, minus the rice vinegar, to our favorite sushi sauce.

Breading the cubed chicken in flour, egg wash & panko went quick.

A quick fry and yum!
Quite tasty and simple for a weeknight change of pass for this, "we don't fry much" kind of couple.

We served it with a frequent flyer around our house, Barnard Griffin Chardonnay. (This was before we went back to our wine on weekends only protocol obviously, or more like no wine Monday-Wednesday.)



5 chicken tenderloins, cubed
For the sauce:
1/2 cup mayo
5 tsp. Sriracha sauce
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. rice vinegar
For the egg mixture:
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
For the breading:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. dried basil


  1. Prepare a plate lined with paper towels for the chicken after it’s done cooking in the oil. Set aside.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  3. In a small, shallow dish, combine the egg and milk. Set aside.
  4. In another shallow dish, combine the ingredients for the breading. Set aside.
  5. Bread the chicken cubes by first coating it in the bread mixture then the egg wash then back in the breading. Put the coated chicken cubes on a plate. Continue until all the chicken have been breaded.
  6. Pop the plate of chicken in the fridge for about 20 minutes. It’ll help the breading stick to the chicken.
  7. In a large skillet, add a thin layer of vegetable oil and place over medium high heat.
  8. Once the oil is glistening, add in the chicken (I did it in 2 batches so you don’t overcrowd the pan) and cook the chicken until it’s cooked through & the breading is nice and crispy brown.
  9. Once the first batch is done, put the cooked chicken on the prepared plate with the paper towel. Continue with the second batch and once that’s cooked, add that to the prepared plate.
  10. In a large bowl, put in your cooked chicken and pour the sauce all over. Toss well to coat every bite.

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