Stir-fried Szechuan Chicken | Healthy Szechuan Chicken recipe
Quick Stir-fried Szechuan Chicken for moms and babies. I’m seeing babies and toddlers and little kids everywhere in my news feed and I love it!
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Pair Quick Stir fried Szechuan chicken with this delicious cucumber salad in marinated onions
Quick Stir-fried Szechuan Chicken for Moms of new babies
- 500 gram chicken - cut into 1" pieces
- 10 dry red chillies
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp garlic paste
- 1 tbsp (8-10 flakes) garlic - chopped fine
- 5 tbsp tomato ketchup
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 2 tbsp red chilli sauce
- 2 tbsp soya sauce
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder
- 1/4 tbsp ajinomoto
- 2 spring onions - cut into 1'' diagonal pieces upto the greens
- 1 tbsp salt
- 2 tbsp (level) cornflour
- In a micro proof dish, mix together oil, chopped garlic, dry red chillies, chicken, garlic paste & all other ingredients except spring onions, salt and cornflower. Mix well and microwave covered for 7-9 minutes.
- Add spring onions, salt and cornflour dissolved in 1/2 cup water. Mix well.
- Cook or microwave uncovered for 3 minutes or more till a thick sauce coats the chicken. Stir once in between.
- Let it stand for 2 minutes. Serve hot!
- It's healthy and entirely made from scratch- no canned seasonings+lots of fresh flavors and good protein. And it's so straightforward to make, and everyone loves it. Add a side salad, try cucumber salad in marinated onions, and you have got a guaranteed winner!