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Grilled Salt & Pepper Chicken

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Elevate your everyday grilled chicken with this salt-and-pepper version – sometimes it’s the simple things that make the biggest difference! I love the tongue-tingling sensation that Sichuan peppercorns lend to this dish, but if they’re not your cup of tea, feel free to just stick with black peppercorns instead.

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GRILLED SALT & PEPPER CHICKEN

PREP TIME

5 minutes
COOK TIME

20 minutes
SERVES

4
Ingredients

2 tbsp Sichuan peppercorns

1 tbsp black peppercorns

1 tbsp sea salt

4 chicken thighs, skin-on

1 tbsp vegetable oil

lettuce leaves to serve

lime wedges to serve

 

Marinade:

¼ cup soy sauce

2 tbsp Chinese Shaoxing wine

1 tsp dark sweet soy sauce

½ tsp garlic powder

Steps
Step 1

Combine the chicken with the marinade ingredients. Set aside while you make the pepper salt.

Step 2

Toast the Sichuan peppercorns in a dry frying pan over medium-high heat. When the peppercorns are fragrant, transfer to a mortar. Add the black peppercorns and use a mortar and pestle or spice grinder to grind to a fine powder. Mix with the sea salt and set aside.

Step 3

Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the oil, then add the chicken pieces skin side down. Place a sheet of baking paper over the top. Then place another heavy pan on top to evenly press down on the chicken. Cook for 10 minutes or until the skin is a dark golden colour. Then turn chicken over and cook for a further 2-3 minutes or until cooked through.

Step 4

Slice the chicken and sprinkle with the pepper salt. Serve with lettuce leaves and lime wedges.

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Mandy
August 8, 2022

Now a sichuan peppercorn fan for life!

This recipe was shared in a food group I’m in and I knew I had to try it. I ordered some sichuan peppercorns and anxiously awaited their arrival. I made this amazing chicken as soon as the peppercorns arrived. This recipe is simple and packed with incredible flavors! I absolutely loved the different element the sichuan peppercorns brought to the table. Thanks for the delicious recipe and fun video.

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