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Szechuan Chicken is a flavorful and spicy Chinese dish that combines tender chicken with a rich sauce infused with Szechuan peppercorns, chili peppers, and other aromatic spices. This recipe yields a delicious serving for one person, perfect for those who enjoy bold and fiery flavors.

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 30 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1 Calories: The calorie count may vary based on the ingredients used. Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the crushed Szechuan peppercorns and dried red chili peppers to the pan and stir-fry for a few seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger to the pan and cook for another 30 seconds until aromatic.
  4. Add the chicken strips to the pan and stir-fry until they are cooked through and lightly browned. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, combine soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, and chicken broth. Stir well to combine.
  6. Return the cooked chicken to the pan and toss it with the sauce mixture. Simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Gradually add the cornstarch-water mixture to the pan, stirring continuously until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency.
  8. Remove from heat and garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds if desired.
  9. Serve the Szechuan Chicken hot with steamed rice or noodles.

Note

  • Adjust the amount of chili peppers according to your spice preference. If you prefer a milder flavor, remove the seeds from the chili peppers before crushing them.
  • Szechuan peppercorns can be found in Asian grocery stores or online. They provide a unique numbing sensation and add depth to the dish.
  • Feel free to add additional vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, or snow peas to the stir-fry for added texture and flavor.
  • The dish is known for its bold and spicy flavors, making it a great choice for those who enjoy hot and fiery cuisine.
  • Szechuan Chicken is typically served as a main course in Chinese cuisine.
  • This recipe requires moderate cooking skills due to the use of specific ingredients and techniques, but it is achievable with some experience in stir-frying and handling spices.

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