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Shanghai Chicken with Tzatziki sauce

Author: Petro


  • 2 chicken breast cut into strips or chicken tenders
  • 4-5 tablespoons flour
  • 4-5 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • pepper
  • oil
  • sesame seeds

For the Tzatziki sauce

  • 9 oz Greek yogurt
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 bunch fresh dill
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Fresh mint you can skip if you don't have
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 Eggs Large


  • In a bowl beat the eggs with pepper
  • Add flour and mix until smooth (composition should be as thick as sour cream)
  • Run the chicken through the egg and flour mixture then through bread crumbs and sesame seeds
  • Fry on both sides in hot oil until golden (wear long sleeve oven mitts)
  • Place the Shanghai chicken on a kitchen towel so that excess oil is absorbed
  • Serve with Tzatziki sauce (recipe below)
  • Notes: Add chili flakes to the egg & flour composition if you like spicy food. Serve warm or cold (taste better if warm). Serve as a snack, appetizer or main meal. Bread is not necessary when serving these (flour & bread crumbs make up for it) but if you prefer to add bread, a pita would be the perfect match!

For the Tzatziki sauce

  • Grate the cucumber
  • Chop dill and mint
  • Mix cucumber, dill and mint
  • Smash garlic into a puree and add to all ingredients
  • Mix all with yogurt, salt and olive oil