A simple, quick recipe for Szechuan-style chicken with basic ingredients. This is usually served over white rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the chicken and cornstarch into a bag or bowl, and toss to coat. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the chicken pieces and garlic, stirring constantly until lightly browned. Stir in the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and water. Cover, and cook until the chicken pieces are no longer pink inside, 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Stir in the green onion, and cayenne pepper, cook uncovered for about 2 more minutes. Serve over white rice.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; 4.9 g total fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 745 mg sodium. 10.1 g carbohydrates; 28.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2006
Do note--if you expect any kind of sauce don't. I forgot that Szechuan Chicken usually doesn't come with sauce. When I selected this recipe I expected something along the lines of Kung Pao Chicken which usually comes with sauce. The chicken had an exceptionally good flavor and served with rice is a definite winner. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2011
This was too soy saucy didn't much care for the flavor. Read More
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392 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 178
  • 4 star values: 149
  • 3 star values: 43
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2006
Do note--if you expect any kind of sauce don't. I forgot that Szechuan Chicken usually doesn't come with sauce. When I selected this recipe I expected something along the lines of Kung Pao Chicken which usually comes with sauce. The chicken had an exceptionally good flavor and served with rice is a definite winner. Read More
(135)
Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2006
Do note--if you expect any kind of sauce don't. I forgot that Szechuan Chicken usually doesn't come with sauce. When I selected this recipe I expected something along the lines of Kung Pao Chicken which usually comes with sauce. The chicken had an exceptionally good flavor and served with rice is a definite winner. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2005
Overall this is a good recipe. I made some changes to this recipe to suit my taste. Reduce the amount of soysauce to 2 TSP and add 1/2 TSP directly to the meat. Add 1 more tsp of sugar to balance the flavor. Add a dash of five spice powder or ginger to give it authenticity. I tried the recipe with beef and it turned out good. This is definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
Every time I make this recipe it turns out fantastic and people love it. The prep time has made it take over an hour before depending on how many vegetables I chop up and mix in (e.g. carrots broccoli cauliflower bell pepper mushroom green onion) or if I need to de-bone the meat. I would also suggest adding peanuts to the sauce. Using the original recipe i.e. boneless skinless meat and not chopping any veggies this is superfast and easy. When cooking the rice I like to add a little soy sauce and/or Szechuan seasoning to the rice water for flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2003
We have updated this recipe to include 1 teaspoon of sugar as per the original submission. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2007
Seems to me that some of these recipes just "run together." Its a "different recipe" but the same flavor. THIS recipe is great in that it is unique in flavor not to mention it tastes great:) It is very fast and it is versatile. That being said double up the sauce!:) Its great with pork or beef too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2004
I made this last night but I adjusted the recipe to suit my family's tastes. I only used 3 tblsp soy sauce. To make up for the liquid I added 1 tblsp Chinese cooking wine (sherry would work too ) and also 1 tblsp sesami oil. I increased the amount of cayenne pepper to 1/4 tsp and only used one green onion. Also I added that green onion during the last few minutes of cooking since my family is not fond of the raw onion taste. The family loved this dish and I'll make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2005
Great Recipe! Super easy I found the preptime was even less than stated I cook rice for 20 minutes and I did all the prep work and cooked it and it was ready right as the rice was. I used rice vinegar instead very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2005
I added sesame seeds and a little extra cayenne pepper and it was perfect especially served with veggies over steamed white rice. Exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2005
WOW this is to die for! It did however take me much longer than 10 mins but I tripled the recipe...and I used pork loin instead of chicken. I would suggest that you use a deep fryer to do the frying. It stuck to my pan and burned the cornstarch I am guessing. Then after the meat is fried add the garlic and other ingredients. I also only put in a dash of the pepper as my youngest and I really do mix well with alot of heat. I will most definitely be using this recipe over and over again. Thank you so much for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2011
This was too soy saucy didn't much care for the flavor. Read More
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