INGREDIENTS (250 ml cup used)
- Rice flour- ½ cup
- Cornflour – 3 tablespoons
- Spring onions – ¼ cup finely chopped
- Eggs – 3 large
- Soy sauce – 2 tablespoons
- Ginger – 2 tablespoons, peeled and grated
- Fish sauce – 2 tablespoons (optional)
- Lemon peel – 1 tablespoon, grated
- Garlic – 2 teaspoons, finely chopped
- Salt – 1 teaspoon or to taste
- Pepper – ½ teaspoon, crushed
- Chicken breasts- 2.5 kilograms, bones removed
- Mixed vegetables – 500 grams, chopped into bite size pieces
For the citrus dressing
- White vinegar – ½ cup
- Orange juice – ¼ cup, concentrated
- Lemon rind – 4 teaspoons, grated
- Orange rind – 4 teaspoons grated
- Vegetable oil – 1 cu
- Mix the vinegar, orange juice, grated lemon rind and grated orange rind in a bowl and keep it in the refrigerator for eight to ten hours for the flavours to mix.
- Whisk it well before poring it over the salad.
- Mix the cornflour and rice flour in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, add the eggs, spring onions, soy sauce, ginger, fish sauce, lemon peel, garlic, salt and crushed pepper in a medium bowl. Mix well.
- Whisk the above ingredients together and add it to the flour mixture.
- Pound the chicken breasts to flatten them out into a thin layer of meat. If you do not have a meat hammer, you can use your rolling pin instead.
- Heat the oil in a deep wok.
- Coat the chicken breasts in the batter and gently place them into the heated oil and fry them till they turn golden brown on both sides.
- Drain the excess oil from the fried chicken pieces before cutting them into thin strips.
- Boil the mixed vegetable pieces in salt water and drain.
- In a big serving bowl, mix the chicken and boiled vegetables.
- Pour the dressing over and toss well. Your salad is ready.
While grating lemon or orange rind, do not scrape till the white layer below the skin. That will make the peel bitter. Also, to create concentrated orange juice, you can boil regular orange juice with a little flour as a thickening agent. But regular orange juice will do just as well.
Chicken is rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants. Ballpark estimates suggest that 100 grams of de-boned and de-skinned chicken contains 165 calories, 31 g protein and 4 g of total fat. Vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals. Vegetables that are green, yellow or orange in colour are rich sources of beta-carotene, calcium, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin K. Citrus fruits like lemon and orange and their juices are rich in Vitamin C.