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Sachie Kitchen’s Spicy Waitoa Free Range Chicken Bao with Daikon Pickles

These spicy chicken bao buns are perfect as a quick lunch or dinner, and can easily be turned into a low-carb option by serving in a lettuce cup instead
Spicy chicken bao
8 buns

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Chicken coating
Korean Spicy Sauce
Daikon Pickles
To Garnish


Step 1

Mix all the coating ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

Step 2

Mix all the Korean spicy sauce ingredients in a small pot and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes or until the sauce coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 3

Heat oil in a wok or deep-fryer to 180°C.

Step 4

Toss chicken in the coating mixture and deep-fry for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through. Place chicken on paper towels to drain excess oil, then transfer to a large bowl.

Step 5

Pour Korean spicy sauce onto the deep-fried chicken, tossing well to coat.

Step 6

Steam frozen bao buns in a steamer (as per packet instructions) – this may take approximately 6-8 minutes to fully steam.

Step 7

To serve, fill bao buns with spicy chicken and coriander leaves. Enjoy!

To make daikon pickles

Step 1

Place peeled and sliced daikon in a clean, sterile jar.

Step 2

In a pot, add water, rice vinegar, sugar, salt, turmeric, peppercorns and bay leaves, bringing to a boil. Cook until sugar dissolves, then remove from heat.

Step 3

Once the liquid is cooled, pour the vinegar mixture over the sliced daikon until it is completely covered. Pickle in a refrigerator for at least 24 hours.

For a low-carb option, serve spicy fried chicken in a Crunchita lettuce cup with Daikon pickles.


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