I’m either SUPER late to the party, or I’ve been eating this all my life and never knew it had a name! Have I told you about my new love affair with CHILI CRISP???
It’s a not too spicy condiment made with crispy garlic, onions, chillies and roasted soy nuts.
You can put it on just about any dish, sandwiches, (where have you been all my life?) and some people have been known to throw a bit of it on ice cream, although I don’t think I’m one of those people!
Then I began looking for all the uses and found a few ideas.
For this recipe I’m using this one.
Part of the secret here is marinating the chicken in salt and baking soda.
The combo of onions, ginger and garlic never gets old. I like to place them in a food processor so they’re evenly finely chopped.
While things marinate, the 4 ingredient sauce can be made. You only need mayonnaise, tamari or soy sauce, sriracha sauce and of course the magic chili crisp.
You’ll be tempted to taste and taste some more…. But leave enough to coat the chicken!
The sauce is thick enough that it sticks to the chicken perfectly.
I love to keep my carbs intake low whenever possible, so I usually eat this chicken with cauliflower rice. But I serve it with regular white rice when cooking for others.
garlic chicken with chili crisp
Get your taste buds ready. This garlic chicken dish is like nothing you’ve ever had! So fun to discover this amazing condiment- chili crisp. The combo of garlic, ginger, sriracha sauce and mayonnaise adds a whole new dimension to the classic garlic chicken dish or to any recipe.
1 pound chicken thighs chopped in 2” pieces
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp sesame oil
6 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp ginger, peeled
1 large red onion
6 stalks of scallions roughly chopped
½ cup fresh cilantro
1 tbsp chili crisp
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp tamari sauce
1 tsp sriracha sauce
for the sauce:
Place the chicken in a bowl with salt and baking soda. Use your hands to mix until all the chicken is evenly coated. Brine for 15 minutes to an hour.While the chicken is brining, place the garlic, onion and ginger in a food processor until finely chopped. Set aside.
Mix all the ingredients or the sauce and set aside.
Mix all the ingredients or the sauce and set aside.Rinse the chicken under cold water and dry.In awok or largecast iron skillet add the oil over medium high heat. When it’s hot, add garlic ginger and onion and cook for 2 minutesAdd the chicken and cook for another 10 minutes.Add scallions and stir for 2 minutes.Add the sauce and toss until the chicken is evenly coated.Serve immediately over rice.
This garlic chicken with chili crisp recipe can be made other ways by substituting the chicken with duck, shrimp, beef strips or pork.