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Chicken Schezwan/Szechuan

Chicken Schezwan/Szechuan

Chicken Schezwan/Szechuan

Recipe by CookingIsLifestyleCourse: Chinese Kitchen, Main Food Recipes
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

270

kcal

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CHICKEN:
  • 500g chicken breast

  • 5 tbsp cornflour

  • Red chilli powder

  • 1 tbsp soya sauce

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • SAUCE INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/4 cup ketchup

  • 1 1/4 cup water

  • 5 tbsp soya sauce

  • 1 tbsp vinegar

  • 1-2 tbsp red chilli sauce(optional)

  • 1/2 tsp white pepper powder

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • OTHER INGREDIENTS:
  • 4 tbsp oil

  • 6 cloves garlic minced/very finely chopped

  • 1/4-1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes

  • 1 large capsicum large pieces/strips

  • 1 large carrot large pieces/strips

  • 1 large white onion large pieces/strips

  • Green onion chopped- whites and greens separated.

  • 1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 1/4 cup water

Directions

  • FOR THE CHICKEN:
  • In a bowl, mix all these ingredients and coat chicken well. Heat oil and deep fry the chicken pieces just until lightly golden.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • FOR THE SAUCE:
  • In a bowl, mix all sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Heat oil, add in garlic, chilli flakes, green onion whites and fry on low for 1–2 minutes. Add in the sauce, mix well and let bubble for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the fried chicken along with the vegetables. Mix well until everything is coated well with the sauce. Add the cornflour slurry. Let cook for 8-10 minutes until vegetables are a bit softened. Adjust the gravy consistency by adding more water if required. Add salt if required.
  • Do coal smoke for street style desi Chinese flavour. Garnish with chopped green onion and serve with fried rice.