Go Girl Hot Szechwan Chicken


Go girl, this is HOT. If it is too hot, just cut down on ingredients that make a dish more spicy (like onions, green onions, chilies or chili paste).

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger root

  • 1 teaspoon chile paste

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon sherry (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons cold water

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil, divided

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into strips

  • 6 green onions, chopped into 1 inch pieces

  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

  • cup finely chopped peanuts


  1. In a small bowl combine the garlic, ginger and chile paste. Mix together and set aside. In a second bowl mix together the orange juice, sherry, soy sauce and vinegar and sugar. In a third bowl combine the cornstarch with the water and mix until dissolved.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute chicken for about 3 minutes, until browned. Remove from skillet and set aside.

  3. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in skillet and saute green onion, bell pepper and onion for about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic/ginger mixture and saute for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add chicken and orange juice mixture and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Finally, stir in orange zest and cornstarch mixture. Heat through, stirring slowly, until sauce is clear and thick. Sprinkle with peanuts and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
15g Fat
19g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 568mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 69mg 346%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 671mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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