Szechuan Chicken With Peanuts 6 Ww Pts

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

I've made this several times and we really enjoy it. I believe it came from a Weight Watchers cookbook, but I can't quite remember. It has 6 WW points, if you are following that program. Even if you're not, it's great, and I think even better than what you'd get in a restaurant. My husband, who is definitely anti-diet food anything, really likes it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the chicken, 1 TBSP of the hoisin sauce and 1 TBSP of the cornstarch in a bowl. Toss to coat and set aside.
  2. Combine remaining 2 TBSP hoisin sauce, 1 TBSP cornstarch and the chicken broth, rice vinegar, sugar and chili garlic sauce and set aside.
  3. Heat a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add oil. Then add chicken. Stir fry until almost done, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add ginger and garlic, stir-fry about 15 seconds.
  5. Add pepper, carrots and peanuts. Stir-fry until crisp-tender about 2 minutes.
  6. Add hoisin sauce mixture and cook, stirring constantly until it boils and thickens and chicken is done (about 2-3 minutes).
  7. Serve with rice, if desired.


Most Helpful

I made a wonderful variation on this dish and rather than post a near duplicate will comment here. I loved this recipe and found it both easy to prepare and satisfying. In my own meal, I made three minor changes on the vegetables 1) cutting the carrots on the diagonal and then into match sticks, 2) used a combination of red and green peppers and 3) added 1 stalk of sliced celery. If you are looking to conserve points, omit the peanuts and save a point. Dinner will still be great. SO glad this recipe is posted. Thanks!!

justcallmetoni March 02, 2009

I made this for dinner last night and it was a big hit! While I like spicy, my husband is a bit more reserved so I cut the chili garlic amount in half and it was still quite spicy. This is definately a "keeper" recipe and cant wait to make it again!!!

sheigl February 26, 2008

We really enjoyed this dish. I cut it in half just two of us and it worked perfect. We like things hot so I used chili oil for the oil. I didn't have peanuts so I used cashews. This is a quick, tasty and easy recipe to prepare. What makes this a great WW recipe is that you use real food. There is no low or non fat anything or diet this or subbing that in the dish. Helpful hit: in step 2 mix the cornstarch with the broth before adding the other ingredients. I didn't and the cornstarch created a lump in the bottom of the bowl. Took awhile to get it to dissolve. Served it over rice with steamed broccoli as a side dish. Thanks Andrea for posting this great dish.

teresas February 02, 2008

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