Szechuan Chicken

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Why go out for Chinese food when it is this easy? Serve with rice or Asian noodles. To slice the chicken thin, freeze for 20 minutes or so first or if you are using chicken from the freezer, slice before it is completely thawed.It isn’t as hot as you would expect from “Szechuan”–if you want it spicy hot–add more crushed red chilies.”

    Ingredients

  • 1lbskinless chicken breast half
  • 2tablespoonssoy sauce
  • 2tablespoonsdry sherry
  • 2teaspoonscornstarch
  • 2teaspoonsgrated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoonsugar
  • 1/4 teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
  • 2tablespoonsvegetable oil
  • 6green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1green pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cupdry-roasted unsalted peanuts
  • Directions

  • With knife held in slanting position, almost parallel to cutting surface, cut each chicken breast half crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  • In medium bowl, combine soy sauce, sherry, cornstarch, ginger, sugar, and crushed red pepper; add chicken, tossing to coat.
  • In wok or large non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until very hot.
  • Add green onions and red and green peppers and cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender-crisp, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • With slotted spoon transfer vegetables to bowl.
  • Increase heat to high and add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet; heat until very hot.
  • Add chicken mixture and stir-fry until chicken looses its pink color throughout, 2 to 3 minutes.(I suggest cutting one of the larger pieces to make sure it is cooked through.).
  • Return vegetables to pan; heat through.
  • To serve, transfer chicken and vegetables to warm platter and sprinkle with peanuts.
  • Reviews

  • “This was okay. I wish there was some kind of sauce or something. Maybe I’ll double the sauce next time. But overall, not as flavorful as I hoped.”

  • “Very easy to make! I don’t eat chicken but my hubbie loved this, and so did my quests.Thanks!”

  • “This made a delicious healthy dinner! It was not very spicy, so next time I’ll add more pepper flakes. I forgot to add the peanuts at the end, but it was still great. Thanks for posting Sharlene, I’ll be making this again!”

  • “This was excellent. I served it with #114262 Szechuan noodles. Next time I will double the sauce because we found it a bit dry. Thank you for sharing”

  • “This was excellent!I made as posted except left out the green pepper because I forgot to buy one.It was very easy to put together and quick cooking.Next time I might double the sauce because we like things saucier but otherwise the recipe is perfect!Thanks for posting!”

  • “Another terrific recipe for chicken breasts and one everyone enjoyed, a recipe that admittedly had me go for seconds. The grated fresh ginger really gave this zing. Wonderful blend of flavors, easy to make and makes for great presentation! A winner and a repeatable. Thank you for posting. “

  • “Really easy, good flavor!I did double the sauce.”

  • “Recipe was made as directed this time. In the future, I will definitely be adding more red pepper flakes. This came together very easily and quickly, nice presentation and good fragrance. I served with Szechuan Noodles #114262, drizzling some of the sauce over the chicken.My son is already asking for this again.”

  • “Wow – fantastic recipe.I made exactly as written also, but 1/2-ed the batch because I was the only one eating.It was very easy to make and QUICK!Served with rice – excellent! Make a double batch because everyone will want “seconds”.”

  • “My whole family loved this recipe. My six-year-old is asking for it again! I made it exactly as written, but I doubled the whole batch. It was wonderful and easy to make.”

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