Szechuan Chicken, Peppers, and Peas on Rice


Chicken is stir-fried with red bell pepper and sugar snap peas and served over rice in this Szechuan-inspired dish perfect for a weeknight.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup jasmine rice

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt, divided

  • 1 ¼ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 (6 ounce) packages sugar snap peas

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced

  • cup low-sodium soy sauce

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (Optional)

  • 2 stalks green onions, thinly sliced


  1. Place rice in a saucepan and cover with water. Mix with your fingers until water is cloudy; drain. Repeat once more. Add 1 1/2 cup water and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil; cook for 1 minute. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until water is absorbed, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat and uncover.

  2. Mix remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, chicken breasts, and cornstarch together in a bowl.

  3. Set a wok or large skillet over high heat and add oil. Add chicken, sugar snap peas, and red bell pepper. Cook, without stirring, for 1 minute. Stir or toss until chicken is lightly browned, about 4 minutes.

  4. Whisk soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, sugar, and chili garlic sauce together in a bowl. Pour into the wok. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 3 to 4 minutes.

  5. Divide rice among 4 plates. Top with chicken and sauce. Garnish with green onions.

    Chicken, peppers, and snap peas stir-fried in a wok
    Chicken, Pepper, and Snap Pea Stir-Fry. Allrecipes

Editor's Note:

Please note the different recipe name as well as slight differences in some ingredient amounts when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

555 Calories
13g Fat
67g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 555
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 1491mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 61mg 306%
Calcium 124mg 10%
Iron 12mg 64%
Potassium 316mg 7%

* 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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