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Szechuan Chile Chicken Recipe: Chinese Recipes (how many calories)

Szechuan Chile Chicken Recipe: Chinese Recipes (how many calories)

In China, the chicken pieces are chopped through the bone for this dish, but if you do not possess a cleaver, use filleted chicken meat.
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Course Chicken, Poultry
Cuisine Asian, China
Servings 4
Calories 218 kcal


  • 1 lb 2 oz/500 g Chicken thighs
  • 1/4 tsp Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice wine
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 2-3 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1-2 crushed Garlic cloves
  • 2 cut into short sections, with the white and green parts separated Scallions
  • 4-6 small soaked and seeded Red chili
  • 2 tbsp crushed yellow Bean sauce
  • about 2/3 cup Chinese stock


  • Cut or chop the chicken thighs into bite-size pieces and marinate with the pepper, sugar, soy sauces, wine, and cornstarch for 25-30 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a pre-heated wok and stir-fry the chicken for 1-2 minutes, until lightly brown. Remove with a slotted spoon, then transfer to a warm dish and reserve. Add the garlic, the white parts of the scallion, the chilies, and yellow bean sauce to the wok and stir-fry for about 30 seconds.
  • Return the chicken to the wok, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes, then add the stock and bring to a boil. Cover and braise over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring once or twice. Garnish with the green parts of the scallion and serve immediately.
  • COOK’S TIP: One of the striking features of Szechuan cooking is the quantity of chilies used. Food generally in this region is much hotter than elsewhere in China—people tend to keep a string of dry chilies hanging from the eaves of their houses.
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