Spicy Szechuen Chicken

    Spicy Szechuen Chicken

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    1hour5min


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    Chicken is boiled then dressed in a hot and spicy Szechuen sauce. If you don't like bones you can exchange the whole chicken for boneless breasts and/or thighs.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 1 

    • 1/2 (1kg) whole chicken
    • 2cm piece ginger, crushed
    • 1/4 teaspoon Szechuen peppercorns
    • 6 spring onions (white parts only), cut into 2cm lengths
    • 4 tablespoons good quality soy sauce
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
    • 4 tablespoons hot chilli oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon sichuan peppercorn oil
    • toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Blanch the chicken for a few minutes, drain and discard the water.
    2. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add the chicken, ginger and peppercorns. If necessary, add more water so that the chicken is covered. Cover and cook for 35-45 minutes over high heat or until the juices run clear. Remove from the saucepan and drain.
    3. Horizontally cut the chicken into 2cm long pieces through the bone and skin then vertically cut into 2cm squares. Place the squares in a mixing bowl.
    4. Combine the soy sauce, sugar, hot chilli oil and peppercorn oil in a bowl to form a sauce.
    5. Pour the sauce over the chicken and toss well. Garnish with the spring onions and sesame seeds. Serve.

    Ingredients

    If your local supermarket doesn't stock Szechuen (also spelt Sichuan) peppercorns you can find them in Asian speciality shops or online.

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