Bored of your usual chicken recipes? Try this crispy-coated chicken. It's still fast food but it's a million times better than anything you pick up from a takeaway.


  • 110g/ 4 oz plain flour

  • Pinch salt

  • Pinch cayenne pepper

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 150ml/ 5 fl oz beer

  • 1 egg white, stiffly whipped

  • 1 chicken breast, cut into strips

  • 2 tbsp flour

  • Oil For frying

  • 1 baby gem lettuce

  • ½ red onion

  • Sweet chilli sauce, to serve


  • 1.

    Sieve the flour, salt and cayenne pepper into a bowl. Add the oil and beer and whisk thoroughly. Fold in the egg white.

  • 2.

    Dip the chicken strips in the flour, and in to the batter. Deep fry in the oil for approximately 1 minute, until crispy. Remove and season.

  • 3.

    Shred the gem lettuce and slice the onion. Place on a plate, add the chicken and serve with sweet chilli sauce.

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