Reward your spice and heat cravings with this delicious Szechuan Chicken dish. Melt in your mouth tender chicken pieces are combined with a rainbow of colorful veggies and flavor bursting sauce to create this irresistible Chinese inspired dish. Every bite of this chicken is packed with unique flavors that I can’t get enough of.
Szechuan Chicken is a spicy stir fry type of Chinese dish that originated in the Sichuan province of China. It includes fresh vegetables like mushrooms, red pepper, onions and scallions as well as silky tender chicken. The key to achieving this signature velvety texture is to add sliced chicken to the whisked egg and cornstarch mixture and let sit for 15 minutes to tenderize.
I personally love spicy food but to a point so instead of authentic Szechuan peppercorns I am using spicy chili crisp instead in this recipe. It is a chili oil condiment packed with Sichuan peppercorns, dried onions, garlic and spice.
The stir fry is extremely fragrant thanks to the aromatics like garlic and ginger. They really help with building up the flavors together with chili crisp. The sauce is sweet, spicy and savory, a classic Chinese combination.
Bright colored veggies really enliven this stir fry making it look really pretty. This dish is tasty and pungent. It will make your kitchen smell heavenly while you cooking it. The hardest part is to wait for it to be ready.