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Schezwan Chicken


Schezwan Chicken

Schezwan Chicken



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Five spice coated boneless pieces of chicken stir fried with onions, ginger, garlic and chillies. Served with steamed rice.


  • 1/2 kg boneless chicken breasts

    4 Tbsp corn flour

    1 tsp salt

    1/2 tsp five spice powder

    75 ml oil

    7-8 dried red chillies

    2 tsp finely chopped garlic

    2 tsp finely chopped ginger

    6 spring onions - cut into 1' lengths

    For the sauce:

    100 ml chicken stock

    2 tsp sugar

    1 Tbsp soya sauce

    1/2 tsp sesame oil

    1 tsp vinegar

    1 Tbsp Chinese wine/rum

    1/4 tsp five spice powder

    1/4 tsp black pepper

    2 tsp of corn flour - in 1 Tbsp stock/ water


Coat chicken in corn flour, salt and five-spice powder. Brush off excess.

Stir-fry the chicken until lightly colored. Remove from pan.

Pour off all but 3 Tbsp of oil.

Add chillies, garlic and ginger.

Cook for 30 seconds before adding onions and all the sauce ingredients.

Bring to a boil, return chicken to pan, heat through.

Serve with steamed rice.

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Key Ingredients: chicken, cornflour, salt, five spice powder, vegetable oil, red chilli, garlic, ginger, spring onion, chicken stock, sugar, soya sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, rum, black pepper