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10 Minute Sichuan/Szechuan Chicken

10 Minute Sichuan/Szechuan Chicken

Quick, easy and tasty. Why order out for Chinese when it's so easy to make at home. Low in fat only 223 calories per serving with great flavor. If you are quick you can have it ready in only 10 minutes, 15 minutes at the most!















4 chicken breasts
halves, boneless and skinless
1 ½ tablespoon vinegar
white wine or rice wine
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
¼ cup water
3 cloves garlic
6 scallions, spring or green onions
cut into 1 inch pieces
5 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
(low salt)
teaspoon cayenne pepper
or to taste


Cut chicken into cubes.

Lightly toss with cornstarch in bag to coat.

Heat oil in skillet or wok, medium-high heat.

Stir-fry chicken and garlic until lightly browned.

Add soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and water.

Cover and cook 3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Add green onions and cayenne; cook uncovered about 2 minutes longer.


* not incl. in nutrient facts



about 9 years

Very Good and Very Easy


almost 10 years

My whole family loved this one!!!


over 11 years

This was quick, easy and delicious, put over white rice and serve with steamed broccoli. Mmmm


over 12 years

This is a superb recipe. I didn't use any vinegar (didn't have any in my cupboard), and added grater ginger, brocolli, red pepper, and thickley sliced mushrooms, and WOW! Looked great and was delicious. Definately a favourite.


over 12 years

its really mouth watering


almost 13 years

This recipe is easy and delicious!! We made a few changes: used thin chicken breasts (or you can pound them flat), add grated ginger, less soy sauce, substitute honey for the suger and chili oil for the cayenne pepper. We ate it with veggie fried rice (made in the same wok for easy cleanup). Yum!


about 13 years

Excellent recipe... will certainly make it one of my favourites!


over 13 years

I love this recipe, it's easy and delicious and uses ingredients I usually have on hand. I recommend adding garlic at the END of the browning of the chicken, so garlic won't burn. If you use regular Soy Sauce (instead of Low Salt), add less - 1/4 cup is plenty.


over 13 years

I used chili paste instead of cayenne. I also thought that this was a little too soy saucy.


almost 14 years

this is the best thing to happen to working mothers since sliced bread!!!


about 14 years

We added a bit of orange juice & chopped orange peel for a little extra something. TASTY!


about 14 years

Really quick and very good. We added green pepper and broccoli and served over brown rice. This is one of my favorites!


about 14 years

I really liked this recipe. It was good, quick and spicy. I served it over white rice.


over 14 years

So simple and delicious!


over 14 years

This is an excellent quick and easy to make recipe. I added a one ince cube piece of fresh grated ginger and a few drops of sesame oil to the liqud.

We also used low-sodium soy-sauce. Great when served with rice as pictured.

over 17 years

try adding mixed peppers about half way through cooking so they are nice and crunchy.yummy

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lynn in ma
Rochdale, United States
 over 7 years ago

Sprinkle with some roughly chopped toasted peanuts.

Montgomery, United States
 over 7 years ago

Try adding whole cashews or peanuts and Sichuan peppercorns. more authentic

Winter haven, Florida
 almost 7 years ago

Sounds great just like it is and if you add nuts then calories go up! I love that its low in calories. Will be on my menu! Do you have a good recipe for general tyso chicken?

Winter haven, Florida
 almost 7 years ago

Sounds great just like it is and if you add nuts then calories go up! I love that its low in calories. Will be on my menu! Do you have a good recipe for general tyso chicken?

Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 almost 7 years ago

Hi Shirley, glad to hear that you like this recipe. We do have a good recipe for general tso chicken, see the link above, and hope you will like it. Happy cooking :)

 over 5 years ago

A really nice simple recipe that tasted authentic.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 57g (2.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 22325% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 1197mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 58g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 5% Iron 10%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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