Side Dishes

Taiwanese Fried Chicken

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“Salted Crispy Chicken” in local dialect, Taiwanese Fried Chicken is a snack frequently found in night markets. Here is a simplified version using ingredients commonly found in the United States.

2
1 pound chicken thighs
2 eggs
1 tablespoon rice wine
4 garlic cloves, minced
½ tablespoon soy sauce
½ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon sesame oil
Salt to taste
½ cup flour
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup avocado oil
Cut chicken thighs into nugget sizes. Place in a glass container with cover. Beat eggs, then add rice wine, soy sauce, garlic, Chinese five-spice powder, sugar, sesame and salt to taste. Pour over chicken and marinade for 30 minutes to 3 hours. Mix flour, dried basil and ground black pepper in a bowl. Heat oil in a pot, enough to cover chicken pieces. Dip chicken pieces in the egg mixture, then coat with the flour mixture. Fry for about 2 minutes or until brown. Dry on a paper towel and move to a serving plate. Note: If you want to avoid frying. Just cook the chicken in the marinade until done.
Nutritions

Calories
669

Sodium
301mg
12% DV

Fat
53g
82% DV

Protein
8g
16% DV

Carbs
31g
10% DV

Fiber
2g
9% DV

Chili Cheese Dip

628

This six ingredient hot Chili Cheese Dip is always a hit with friends and family. It takes less than 15 minutes to make on the stovetop and can easily be adapted to a crock pot.

2 1/2 cups homemade chili
6 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup salsa style tomatoes (or salsa)
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
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Nutritions

Calories
279

Sodium
1024mg
42% DV

Fat
17g
27% DV

Protein
14g
28% DV

Carbs
22g
7% DV

Fiber
14g
58% DV
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