Szechuan Fried Chicken

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut meat into bite-size pieces.
  2. Mix cornstarch, salt, and five spice powder, and toss chicken pieces to dust.
  3. Mix stock, sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, vineger, wine, five spice powder, and pepper together.
  4. Mix cornstarch and cold water.
  5. Heat oil very hot.
  6. Add 1/3 of the chicken pieces, and fry on high heat to brown all over.
  7. Repeat until all chicken is cooked, draining each batch on absorbent paper.
  8. Pour off all but 2 tbs.
  9. of oil.
  10. Add chiles, garlic, and ginger, and stir fry until garlic is golden.
  11. Add scallions and toss for a few seconds.
  12. Add stock mixture and bring to a boil.
  13. Stir cornstarch mixture and add; stir until thickened.
  14. Add chicken and toss to heat through.


Most Helpful

This is very good. I used chicken tenders, which made preparation easy. I also followed I'm Pat's example and added some vegetables - carrot and green peppers in my case. I increased the sauce by half again to account for the added volume. I was a little wary of the 5-spice, but followed the recipe, and am glad I did. Thank you for posting this recipe.

mianbao August 26, 2011

Really enjoyed the taste but next time will make heaps more sauce

karen.cooper1977 July 04, 2007

I just fed this authentic tasting Szechuan chicken to my bf and his brother and they really liked it!. I did add a little hoisin sauce and extra sugar. Thank you for the recipe.

JOY1998 March 29, 2007

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