34 Reviews

This is by far my favorite recipe I've tried off of Recipezaar. Everyone loves this!!! Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe!!!!!

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Meggy Boo May 29, 2010

This recipe was very yummy. We're spicy wimps though, so I cut back on the peppers quite a bit. Delicious sauce, thanks for sharing this! Made for ZWT 6 Queens of Quisine.

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Midwest Maven May 24, 2010

SOOO good! Hubby said it was one of the best meals I've ever cooked! With the exception of not having dark soy sauce and only using 2 jalapeno peppers, I did everything as the recipe said. There was plenty of sauce, and towards the end of the meal, it started to get a little thick, but that's an easy fix. I was just happy that I finally got a sauce to thicken like it's supposed to! Next time I may add some more veggies, but other than that (and the dark soy sauce that I have to try), no changes!

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hodgemo2 January 12, 2010

This is a very good chicken recipe. I followed the ingredients per recipe except I didn't add hot peppers due to personal preference. I added 4 veges to stir-fry stage: asparagus, water chestnuts, mushrooms and green peppers . There was plenty of sauce to cover veggies and chicken. This was made for for ZWT4 Add Veggies.

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Lavender Lynn June 01, 2008

Excellent recipe Charmie! Made as posted and it came out great. I put it in my repeat pile here at the house so I don't forget about it. If you like Chinese chicken, you will LOVE this one. Michelle

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MichelleOnTheLake February 12, 2008

DH and I couldn't decide between 3 stars and 4, so we decided to round up. I took two liberties with this dish, I omitted the step to breading the chicken in order to make this a bit healthier for us. I stir-fried the chicken pieces over high heat until they had a nice carmelized coat on them. Then, since I can't always find hot peppers at my grocery store, I decided to use one rounded tablespoon of red chile paste. I removed the chicken from the pan, whizzed the sauce ingredients in my blender then into the pan. In a few minutes it was thickening up and I tossed in the chicken and pulled it off the heat. Nice heat, nice flavor. Thanks Charmie777!

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Houseblend January 11, 2008

Finally, I can have empress chicken in Southern Indiana! This was amazing and we will be making it many times. My husband and I made this and it was easy and so delicious. We served it on vegetable fried rice. Yummy!

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muffin88 December 05, 2007

Wow, this is so good! The sauce worked perfectly for me - I used just three peppers, but they were really hot so it was just right. This dish looks lovely as well. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for posting!

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pattikay in L.A. December 01, 2007

This was really good, although I had the same problem with the too-thick sauce that others had, even with the adjusted amounts of cornstarch. I added another cup of chicken broth and the sauce was still a lot thicker than I would have liked. No big deal, though, because the taste was fantastic! My whole family really enjoyed this dish. My daughter ate several of the fried chicken "nuggets" before I added them to the sauce and thought they were terrific as is!

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loof August 01, 2007
Empress Chicken