Szechuan Chicken Recipe

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Szechuan Chicken Recipe

Ingredients of Szechuan Chicken:

  • 1 medium size Chicken
  • Oil For deep frying

For the Marinade:

  • Ginger paste 1 tsp.
  • Garlic paste 1 tsp.
  • Chili paste 1 tsp.
  • Soya sauce 2 tbsp
  • Cornflour 2 tbsp
  • Egg 1
  • Salt To taste

For the Sauce:

  • Spicy chili oil or ordinary oil 3 tbsp
  • Finely chopped ginger 1 tsp.
  • Finely chopped garlic 1 tbsp.
  • Dry red chilies cut into 4 pieces each 2 nos.
  • Sesame seeds(optional) 1/2 tsp.
  • Slanting pieces of spring onion 1/4 cup.
  • Chicken stock 1/2 cup
  • Tomato sauce 1/3 cup
  • Soy sauce 1 tbsp.
  • Chili sauce 1 tsp.
  • Vinegar 1 tbsp.
  • Sugar 1 tsp.
  • Black pepper 1/2 tsp.
  • Ajinomoto A pinch
  • Salt To taste
  • cornflour mixed with water 3/4 tbsp. & 1/4 cup

For the Garnish

  • Spring onions 4 long thin pieces
  • Spring onion tops 4 long thin pieces

How to make Szechuan Chicken:

  • Cut the chicken,retaining the bone, into small serving sized pieces.
  • Combine all the ingredients mentioned under ‘For the Marinade’
    and rub on the chicken pieces and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry the chicken pieces,a few at a time, till golden brown and cooked.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons of spicy chili oil or ordinary
    oil in a pan.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, red chilies, sesame seeds and spring onion and stir fry on a high flame for 1 minute.
  • Add the remaining ingredients mentioned under sauce except the
    cornflour, bring to a boil and add the chicken.
  • Cook covered on a low flame for about 4 minutes and then add the
    cornflour mixed with water and stir continuously, so that the sauce
    becomes thick.
  • Garnish with the spring onion and spring onion tops.
  • Szechuan Chicken is ready to serve.
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