Schezwan Chicken Recipe
A popular dish at Chinese restaurants in India, Szechuan-style chicken is full of spice and is usually served over white rice.
1 chicken, medium size
Oil for deep frying
For the Marinade:
1 tsp. Ginger paste
1 tsp. Garlic paste
1 tsp. chilli paste
2 tbsp. soya sauce
2 tbsp. cornflour
Salt to taste
1 tsp. chilli sauce
For the Sauce:
1 tbsp. Vinegar
3 tbsp. spicy chili oil or ordinary oil
1 tsp. Sugar
1 tsp. finely chopped Ginger
½ tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. finely chopped Garlic
Pinch of Ajinomoto
2 dry red chilies, cut into 4 pieces each
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. sesame seeds (optional)
3/4 tbsp. & ¼ cup cornflour mixed with water
1/4 cup slanting pieces of Spring onion
For the Garnish:
1/2 cup Chicken stock
4 long thin Spring onions
1/3 cup Tomato sauce
4 long thin Spring onion tops
1 tbsp. soya sauce
How to Make Schezwan Chicken:
- Cut the chicken, retaining the bone, into small serving sized pieces.
Combine all the ingredients mentioned under 'For the Marinade' and rub on the chicken pieces and set aside for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry the chicken pieces, a few at a time, till golden brown and cooked.
Drain and set aside. Heat 3 tablespoons of spicy chili oil or ordinary oil in a pan.
Add the ginger, garlic, red chillies, sesame seeds and spring onion and stir fry on a high flame for 1 minute.
Add the remaining ingredients mentioned under sauce except the cornflour, bring to a boil and add the chicken.
Cook covered on a low flame for about 4 minutes and then add the cornflour mixed with water and stir continuously, so that the sauce becomes thick.
Garnish with the spring onion and spring onion tops.