Have a go and then impress your mates with your oriental cookery skills for Chinese New Year.
Stir Fried Sichuan Chicken Recipe
- 200g chicken thigh
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp Sichuan pepper corns
- 1 Birdseye chilli
- Pinch of salt
- 1 onion
- 2 spring onions
- 100g cashew nuts
- The Marinade:
- Sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 pinch Chinese 5 spice
- 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon corn flour
- The Sauce:
- 1 tsp chilli bean paste / chilli paste
- 1 tbsp hoi sin sauce
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1-2 capfuls rice wine
- Sesame oil
Cut the chicken into large dice and place in a medium sized prep bowl. Finely chop the garlic and chilli and place in separate prep bowls.
Dice the onion and place in a prep bowl. Throw all the marinade seasoning into the meat bowl and massage well ensuring you add the corn flour last.
Finely slice the spring onion and place in a small prep bowl.
Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a wok to high heat. Once smoking hot, add the onions stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Push the onions to the side of the wok and add an extra tbsp vegetable oil to the centre of the wok. Bring oil to a high heat and add the crushed pepper corns, garlic and chicken. Stir-fry until chicken is golden brown.
Add the cashew nuts to the wok and stir fry for a further 2 minutes. Now add the chillies along with all 'The Sauce' ingredients to the wok. Continue to stir-fry on a high heat.
Add the spring onion and a drop of sesame oil to finish.
If sauce is too thick, add a dash of hot water to the wok whilst cooking the meat through. If too thin, use corn flour paste to thicken.
Grab your chopsticks and enjoy.
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