Overhead view of Chinese Salt & Pepper Chicken in a black bowl set on top of a blue napkin on a wooden serving board with wooden chopsticks

Chinese Salt & Pepper Chicken

Did you just spend a small fortune on a Valentine’s Day dinner or Super Bowl party this weekend? If so, I feel your pain. I’ve been there. It’s times like that I decide to tighten the belt, so to speak, and get back to cooking at home for a while. It saves money, lets you control the ingredients better, and is typically healthier and more wholesome. But what’s a family to do when they are getting hungry and limited on time? How about re-creating take-out favorites at home in under 20 minutes? With this Chinese Salt & Pepper Chicken recipe, you can do just that.

This recipe uses a Good It’s Gluten Free Chinese Salt & Pepper Meal Kit, which contains all the ingredients for the batter, crumb coating, and salt and pepper mix (spoiler: there’s more than just salt and pepper in there and it’s fantastic!). All you have to do is add your protein of choice – chicken, beef, pork, fish, or vegetarian options like tofu or eggplant. You’ll have a delicious meal in under 20 minutes that serves two. Double this recipe if you’re serving a family of four.

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Chinese Salt & Pepper Chicken in a black bowl on a blue napkin with brown wooden chopsticks on the bowl

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Overhead view of Chinese Salt & Pepper Chicken in a black bowl set on top of a blue napkin on a wooden serving board with wooden chopsticks
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Gluten-Free Chinese Salt & Pepper Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Gluten Free & More



  • Combine the batter mix from the kit with 10 tablespoons water. Whisk until smooth. Pour the panko breadcrumbs onto a plate or in a shallow bowl. Coat the chicken in batter, then roll in the breadcrumbs.
  • Add enough oil in a large skillet to come up ¼ inch. Heat over medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer. Cook for 6-8 minutes, turning the pieces occasionally, or until golden brown and cooked through. While the chicken is cooking, sauté the peppers in a hot pan with a little oil until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.
  • Serve the chicken and peppers over rice, sprinkle with the salt and pepper mix from the meal kit, and garnish with microgreens or cilantro, if desired.
  • The chicken can also be cooked in an air fryer; spray with oil and place in an air fryer preheated to 400°F. Cook for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Chicken Chinese Easy Good It's Gluten Free Take Out
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