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Spicy Szechuan Chicken

featured in 6 Hot & Spicy Recipes

Ingredients

for 2 servings

Marinade Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons
    corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon
    salt
  • 1 tablespoon
    rice wine
  • ½ teaspoon
    white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon
    soy sauce
  • 1 stalk scallion, shredded
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 4 chicken thighs, chopped into bite-sized pieces

Other Ingredients

  • vegetable oil, as needed for frying
  • 2 tablespoons
    szechuan peppercorn
  • 5 red chilis, chopped
  • 50 dried red chilis, whole
  • 4 slices ginger
  • 1 stalk scallion, chopped
  • ⅓ cup
    peanuts (40 g)
  • ½ teaspoon
    sugar
  • ½ tablespoon
    rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon
    sesame oil
  • scallion, chopped for garnish

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Preparation

  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl, add the chopped chicken. Marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. In about 1 ½ inch (4 cm) of oil, fry the chicken until browned and crispy. Remove and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a wok or a large pan. Add the Szechuan peppercorn and dried red chilies. Fry until fragrant.
  4. Add the rest of the dried red chilies, ginger, scallion, and peanuts. Fry for a minute.
  5. Add the fried chicken pieces, sugar, rice wine and sesame oil. Toss to coat.
  6. Garnish with chopped scallions.
  7. Enjoy!
 

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