Schezwan Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

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Schezwan Chicken @ M K Paul

This recipe is for those people who like spicy chicken.It is very easy to make and relatively lesser time consuming.It is a Chinese cuisine but very popular among Indian also.You can easily find this in menu of every Indian restaurant.

So now what is in this dish? The main role is played by garlic and red chili sauce. Other are playing supporting role.When I cooked it first time , I was quite impressed myself, because I love spicy food and the taste was awesome and far better than restaurant.You can easily impress your guest with this quick and spicy chicken dish.I have already mentioned that it is a spicy dish but for kids, you also try this with less spices, because with less red chili sauce, it tastes good.

Most interesting thing is the ingredients for this is easily available in everyone’s kitchen.So don’t wait, try it out at your home.

History of Schezwan

The name schezwan comes from the place Sichuan in China. Sichuan is also known as ‘Heavenly Country’ due to its natural source of food. Schezwan is a type of Chinese cooking that’s generally pretty spicy.The characteristics of Schezwan dishes is spices,pickling,salting, sauces and drying. It is generally spicy due to heavy application of chili powder and oil.

Schezwan Chicken @ M K PAul

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 400gm Chicken, Cut into small piece
  • 7-8 red chillies
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic, paste
  • 7-8 flakes garlic, fine chopped
  • 4 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp red chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp or to taste sugar
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • little red color (optional)
  • 2 spring onion, cut into medium pieces
  • 1 tbsp or to taste salt
  • 2 tbsp cornflour

Instructions

  1. Fry the spring onion slightly and keep it separately
  2. In a microwave proof dish, mix the oil, chopped garlic,dry red chilies, chicken, garlic paste and all the other ingredients except the spring onion, cornflour and salt.Mix well.
  3. Microwave covered for 8-10 mins.
  4. Add spring onion, salt and cornflour (mix well in 1/2 cup water).Mix well.
  5. Microwave uncovered for 3 mins or till a thick sauce coats the chicken.Stir in every min.
  6. Let it stand for 2-3 mins and serve hot.

Note : You can substitute the chicken with Panner or Tofu (Indian Cheese). In case of Paneer, you have to add paneer at the last stage, that is at level 5 (of Instruction).

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