5 from 3 votes
Szechuan Fresh Pepper Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Szechuan style fresh chili pepper chicken
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Keyword: chicken, stir fry
Servings: 2
Calories: 412 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 3 chicken legs , bone removed and cut into small cubes (or you can use 2 boneless chicken breast )
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine
  • pinch of salt
  • 5-6 fresh long chili , choose hotter ones; cut into small circles
  • 10-15 dried Szechuan pepper , or as needed
  • 1 cup oil for frying chicken
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  1. Cut chicken leg meat or beast into small cubes, marinating with salt, Chinese cooking oil and cornstarch.
  2. Heat a large amount of oil in wok and slide the chicken meat in. Quickly fry for half minutes until the chicken meat turns white. Then you will get the tenderest chicken in the world. Then transfer chicken meat along with oil immediately. You can save the extra oil for classic green vegetable stir fry.
  3. Return around 2 tablespoons of cooking oil and fry the chili peppers until aroma, add 10-15 Szechuan peppers.
  4. Add cooked chicken, 1/2 tablespoon of light soy sauce, sugar and then give a big stir fry to mix well.
Nutrition Facts
Szechuan Fresh Pepper Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 612mg 26%
Potassium 352mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 4.7%
Vitamin C 21.8%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.