10 Minute Szechuan Chicken

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Fast and easy is a requirement in my house! (Updated April 16, 2006 to fix the order of the ingredients. I also took out the quantity for the oil so that the nutritional information is a little more accurate now.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut chicken into 1 1/2 inch cubes.
  2. Lightly toss with cornstarch in bag to coat.
  3. Heat oil in skillet or wok; stir-fry chicken and garlic until lightly browned.
  4. Add soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and water.
  5. Cover and cook 3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Add green onions and cayenne; cook uncovered about 2 minutes longer.
  7. Serve over white rice with a side salad for a complete meal.


Most Helpful

I'd give it a 4. Not a bad start...pretty salty, will use low sodium nxt time. We added broccoli. We decided to try it again, but do low sodium soya and refine our process. Thanks for your recipe!

Chef Pollo December 15, 2010

Good recipe but new time I would use low sodium soy sauce. It could have used a slightly less salty flavor. Overall, pretty easy and went over well.

Petite Mommy May 05, 2009

Halved the chicken but kept the full sauce recipe. Might even double the sauce next time. Had some colorful bell peppers that I added to the mix. Surprising amount of flavor from such a simple sauce recipe. This one's a keeper, Saturn.

sugarpea April 16, 2008

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