Togarashi Popcorn Chicken with Sweet Chili Slaw & Rice
  • Prep time: 20 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 of the seasoning as you want. It's perfect for dipping in a savoury-sweet tonkatsu mayonnaise.
  • 2 of Chicken Breast
  • 12 Cup of Jasmine Rice
  • 18 of Green Cabbage
  • 2 of Spring Onion
  • 14 Cup of Cornflour (GF)
  • 3 Tbsp of Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp of Rice Vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp of Tonkatsu Mayo
  • 1 Tbsp of Togarashi-Sesame Spice Blend
  • 1 of Red Capsicum (Small)
  • 1 of Carrot

Cook Rice:

In a medium pot, bring 113 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. Keep pot covered and let the rice absorb the water off of the heat. Fluff the finished rice with a fork.

Prepare Ingredients:

Remove core of the cabbage and slice thinly. Finely 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 chicken dry with paper towel and cut into bite size pieces.

Dust Chicken:

In a bowl (or a large resealable bag), combine cornflour and 12 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) to the pan 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 plate lined with paper towel, season with salt and pepper and as much of the remaining togarashi spice as you wish.

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!