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Recipe of Schezwan Chicken

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Schezwan Chicken
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  • Recipe Servings: 4
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Five spice coated boneless pieces of chicken stir fried with onions, ginger, garlic and chillies. Served with steamed rice.

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make Schezwan Chicken

  1. Coat chicken in corn flour, salt and five-spice powder. Brush off excess.
  2. Stir-fry the chicken until lightly colored. Remove from pan.
  3. Pour off all but 3 Tbsp of oil.
  4. Add chillies, garlic and ginger.
  5. Cook for 30 seconds before adding onions and all the sauce ingredients.
  6. Bring to a boil, return chicken to pan, heat through.
  7. Serve with steamed rice.

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