Recipe : SZECHWAN CHICKEN

Ingredients :

  • Chicken, medium size 1 no.
  • Oil For deep frying

For the Marinade

  • Ginger paste 1 tsp.
  • Garlic paste 1 tsp.
  • Chili paste 1 tsp.
  • Soya sauce 2 tbsps.
  • Cornflour 2 tbsps.
  • Egg 1 no.
  • Salt To taste

For the Sauce

  • Spicy chili oil or ordinary oil 3 tbsps.
  • Finely chopped ginger 1 tsp.
  • Finely chopped garlic 1 tbsp.
  • Dry red chilies cut into 4 pieces each 2 nos.
  • Sesame seeds(optional) 1/2 tsp.
  • Slanting pieces of spring onion 1/4 cup.
  • Chicken stock 1/2 cup
  • Tomato sauce 1/3 cup
  • Soya sauce 1 tbsp.
  • Chili sauce 1 tsp.
  • Vinegar 1 tbsp.
  • Sugar 1 tsp.
  • Black pepper 1/2 tsp.
  • Ajinomoto A pinch
  • Salt To taste
  • cornflour mixed with water 3/4 tbsp. & 1/4 cup

For the Garnish

  • Spring onions 4 long thin pieces
  • Spring onion tops 4 long thin pieces

Method :

  • 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 chilies, 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.

Author :

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