Ingredients

  • Serves 2 people
  • 4 pcs boneless chicken leg (cut into 1” cubes)

  • ½ lemon (juiced)

  • 1 ½ tbsp minced ginger

  • 1 ½ tsp salt

  • 1 tsp light soy sauce

  • oil for deep frying

  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)

  • 5 slices ginger

  • 3 stalks spring onion (white part sliced & green part cut into 1 " length)

  • 1 tbsp szechuan peppercorn

  • 20 pcs dried chilli (pre-soaked & cut into quarters)

  • 2 tbsp water

  • 1 tsp sugar (to taste)

  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds

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Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Szechuan Spicy Chicken (La Zi Ji Ding)

A popular spicy dried chilli pepper chicken dish. There is a lovely description of the dish saying that you need to find the chicken among the chilli peppers!
  • Easy
  • 20 min
  • 20 min
  • 10 min
  • 3 steps
  • 14 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 3 steps
  • 14 Ingredients
  • 20 min
  • 20 min
  • 10 min

Instructions

  1. Marinate chicken

    • In a bowl, marinate chicken with lemon juice, ginger, light soy sauce and salt.

    • Set aside for about 15mins.

    Marinate chicken


  2. Fry chicken

    • In a pan, heat oil and deep fry chicken over medium high heat for 6-7 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

    • Drain and set aside

    Fry chicken


  3. Fry spices and chicken

    • Heat pan with 50ml of the deep frying oil on medium heat and add in the garlic, ginger, white part of spring onion and stir fry till fragrant.

    • Add in Szechuan peppercorn and dried chilli to stir-fry over medium low heat until fragrant.

    • Add in the chicken, water, sugar and stir fry till water evaporates.

    • Add the green part spring onions, and sesame seeds and toss over high heat for a minute.

    Fry spices and chicken


Plate and Serve!

Chef tips:

  • You can replace chicken with pork cubes, chicken skin, pig skin etc.

  • Try it with oyster mushroom cubes for a vegetarian version

Plate and Serve!

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Ingredients
  • Serves 2 people
  • 4 pcs boneless chicken leg (cut into 1” cubes)

  • ½ lemon (juiced)

  • 1 ½ tbsp minced ginger

  • 1 ½ tsp salt

  • 1 tsp light soy sauce

  • oil for deep frying

  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)

  • 5 slices ginger

  • 3 stalks spring onion (white part sliced & green part cut into 1 " length)

  • 1 tbsp szechuan peppercorn

  • 20 pcs dried chilli (pre-soaked & cut into quarters)

  • 2 tbsp water

  • 1 tsp sugar (to taste)

  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds

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