Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Szechuan Chicken in Hot & Spicy Sauce

A delicious, spicy and aromatic szechuan dish. The hot and spicy sauce can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the fridge or freezer. Add some chilli oil to the sauce if you like it extra hot and spicy.

Szechuan Chicken
800 gm chicken pieces or 7 drumsticks
1 tsp ginger, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp cooking oil
spring onion, finely sliced

4-5 Tbsp szechuan hot and spicy sauce *1
½ Tbsp oyster sauce
1 Tbsp shao hsing cooking wine
100 ml water

1. Heat up 1 Tbsp oil and stir fry ginger and garlic until fragrant. Add chicken and stir-fry until golden brown.

2. Stir in seasoning, cover and simmer until chicken is cooked and sauce has thicken (about 10-15 minutes).

3. Serve sprinkled with spring onions.


Szechuan Hot and Spicy Sauce *1

Szechuan Hot n Spicy Sauce
Yield : 4-5 Tablespoon

1 onion, chopped
5 clove garlic, chopped
1½ Tbsp light soya sauce
1 tsp black soya sauce
1 Tbsp Chinkiang black vinegar
1 tsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
1½ tsp Baba chilli powder
2 Tbsp chopped spring onion or chives
1 Tbsp cooking oil
1 Tbsp white sesame seeds, toast briefly in a hot dry pan

1. Heat oil and saute chopped onions and garlic until fragrant.
2. Add the remaining ingredients except sesame seeds and bring to the boil.
3. Remove from the heat and mix in the sesame seeds.
4. Use as required or freeze.

Note : Add more chilli if you like it extra spicy.

Szechuan chicken
Recipe : cwl from the book Hawker Fare Simplified (adapted)


Anonymous said...

Hi sinner, tried this recipe today. Replaced chicken with fish as I have frozen fish meat in the fridge. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

Sinner said...

Hi favbabe,

So glad you like it. I cooked the sauce with fried flounder a few times and it was just yum.

Thank you for the feedback. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sinner, this sauce is just great..everyone in my family likes it. Thanks!

Sinner said...

Your family must be loving their dinner time surprises. I am sure they can't wait to see what new dishes you are going to serve them next.

I was sitting here thinking what I am going to do with the chicken I have defrosted. Your feedback was so timely. So guess what is cooking this very minute !!!

Glad your family like the dish.

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