Schezwan Chicken Recipe


1/2 kg boneless chicken breasts, 4 Tbsp corn flour, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp five spice powder, 75 ml oil, 7-8 dried red chillies, 2 tsp finely chopped garlic, 2 tsp finely chopped ginger, 6 spring onions - cut into 1' lengths


For the sauce:


100 ml chicken stock, 2 tsp sugar, 1 Tbsp soya sauce, 1/2 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp vinegar, 1 Tbsp Chinese wine/rum, 1/4 tsp five spice powder, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 2 tsp of corn flour - in 1 Tbsp stock/ water.


  1. Coat chicken in corn flour, salt and five-spice powder. Brush off excess.
  2. Stir-fry the chicken until lightly colored. Remove from pan.
  3. Pour off all but 3 Tbsp of oil.
  4. Add chillies, garlic and ginger.
  5. Cook for 30 seconds before adding onions and all the sauce ingredients.
  6. Bring to a boil, return chicken to pan, heat through.
  7. Serve with steamed rice.