Togarashi Popcorn Chicken with Sweet Chili Slaw & Rice
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Calories: 496
This take on crowd-pleasing popcorn chicken is elevated with a few Japanese twists. Traditional togarashi-style seasoning adds crunch and spice to our chicken. You can control the heat by adding as much or as little as you want. Perfect for dipping in a savoury - sweet tonkatsu mayonnaise. Tip: For easier clean up, you can use a large resealable bag to coat your chicken in the seasonings.
  • 2 Chicken Breast
  • 0.5 Cups of Jasmine Rice
  • 0.125 Green Cabbage
  • 2 Spring Onion
  • 0.25 Cups of Cornflour
  • 3 Tablespoons of Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoons of Rice Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons of Tonkatsu Mayo
  • 1 Tablespoons of Togarashi-Sesame Spice Blend
  • 1 Red Capsicum (Small)
  • 1 Carrot

Cook Rice:

In a medium pot, bring 1⅓ cup water to a boil. Stir in the rice; cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes until all of the water is absorbed. Taste the rice; if it is still too firm, add a few more tablespoons of water. Cover the pot and let the rice absorb the water off of the heat. Fluff the finished rice with a fork.

Prepare Ingredients:

Wash the fresh produce. Remove core of the cabbage and slice thinly. Thinly slice spring onions on an angle, separating the white ends from the green tops. Peel and grate carrot. De-seed capsicum and thinly slice. Pat dry chicken with paper towel and cut into bite size pieces.

Dust Chicken:

In a bowl (or a large resealable bag), combine cornflour and half the togarashi spice mix (or less to taste - this spice mix is pretty hot). Add chicken to the flour mixture and toss to coat. Heat olive oil in a pan (enough to cover base) over medium-high heat.

Cook Chicken:

Add the coated chicken (shake off any excess flour) in an even layer and cook for 3 - 4 minutes, until lightly browned. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through. Transfer chicken to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt and pepper and as much of the remaining togarashi spice as you wish. (Tip: if you are serving to kids or those who don't like spice maybe season separately).

Prepare Slaw:

While the chicken is cooking, prepare the slaw. In a bowl combine the sliced cabbage, white spring onion ends, carrot, capsicum strips, sweet chili sauce and rice vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.

You Plate It:

Divide rice and slaw between bowls and top with chicken. Garnish with green ends of the spring onion. Serve with tonkatsu mayo on the side. Enjoy!