Szechuan Chicken With Peanuts

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Karen From Colorado

Extra hot dish from southwestern China. This is best served with the rice rather then over it. The dried red peppers is what makes this dish red hot. These thin finger like peppers are usually sold in cellophane bags in Oriental, Italian and Spanish sections of your grocery store or specialty supermarkets.

Top Review by Chef stevemib

Thanx for the recipe. I never knew how to make this dish. Always used spices in the packet. Came out great. I also made more sauce by using a cup of chicken stock.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Combine egg white, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, sherry, sesame oil; if desired, and sugar.
  3. Add to chicken pieces.
  4. Work the cornstarch mixture into the chicken using your hands.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Combine cold water, soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon cornstarch in a small bowl; set aside.
  7. Heat wok or large skillet over high heat.
  8. Add cooking oil.
  9. Stir fry dried hot peppers, garlic, and gingerroot for 30 seconds.
  10. Add chicken.
  11. Stir fry 1 minute.
  12. Stir cornstarch and soy mixture.
  13. Add mixture to chicken.
  14. Cook and stir 2 minutes more or until mixture coats the chicken.
  15. Stir in peanuts and pea pods.
  16. Heat through.
  17. Serve with hot cooked rice.

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