Friday, November 30, 2007

Szechuan Chicken

I've eaten this dish with my sister at the Chinese restaurant here and it was really good but I have no clue how they cook it. Then I saw the similar dish at BBO blog and I was excited about it but too bad he didn't post the full recipe there. So I came up with my own version of it minus all the dry chilies since I don't have it in my pantry. So I replaced it with the small bird eyes chilies.

Ingredients :

2 chicken breast - cut to bite size pieces
2" of ginger - thinly slice
2 cloves of garlic - chopped
1 small onions - quarter
1 red chili - slice
4 chili padi - chopped or dry chillies
2 spring onions - cut into 1" long

Marinate :

1/2 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of pepper
1 tbsp of cooking wine
2 tbsp of cornstarch

Seasoning :

1/2 tsp of sugar
1/2 tsp of pepper
2 tbsp of soy sauce
some cooking wine

1) Cut chicken and mixed it with the marinate ingredients for half and hour.
2) Heat up oil and deep fry the chicken until golden brown and drain the oil.
3) Leave about 2 tbsp of oil in the wok and stir fry all the rest of the ingredients until fragrant and lightly brown.
4) Add in the chicken and seasoning and lastly some cooking wine.
5) Stir fry till dry and dish out and serve with warm rice.


pearly said...

mmmmmm yum look very gud .

I will give it a try too I am so hungry now xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi KL_Gal,

I was reading Farina's blog and found a link to yours. Gosh... all the food make me hungry. Looks really... really good. Bila nak datang kat Florida?


Beachlover said...

Your 4 chuen chic look crispy and spicy..Hmmmm.I eat chicken all the time,run out of idea what to hmmm...Thanks for sharing:)

Kiersten said...

Gert, your photos looked like it's taken at a studio. Very pro lar you!

ICook4Fun said...

Pearly, hope you will try it soon :)

Yatie, thanks for dropping by. Hope to see more of you. By the way I bukan KL_Gal :) :)

Lesley, this dish is spicy. I put lots of chili padi. I think it will taste even better if you used dry chillis.

Pinky, thank you. You know where I took my pictures. Right at the breakfast table :) :)

Anonymous said...

Alamak malu nye.... sorry snwan, I will definitely be here a lot more. Who can resist, with the pictures that make you drool :)

Jun said...

wahhh..another chicken recipe..aisey, mana satu nak masak ni..dtg sini nk try, pegi sana pon nk try..hahahha...greedy me!tp nampak so sedap tu Gert!

Big Boys Oven said...

lol! :)
I marinated my chicken without cornstarch, or maybe just a bit. Have them deepfried till golden brown, hard outside and soft & moist inside.

When stir fry, I add so fish sauce to increase the flavouring, adding some dry chilli will increase the intensity.

ICook4Fun said...

Yatie, tak apa. We all make mistake :) Glad that you will visit often :)

Jun, this dish is simple and memang sedap :)

BBO, next time I cook this again I am going to add some fish sauce and dry chilli. Thanks for the tips.