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Sha Cha Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Braised Chicken with Chinese Sha Cha Sauce
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cantonese cuisine
Keyword: chicken, Sha Cha
Servings: 3
Calories: 310 kcal
Author: Elaine
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless chicken legs or 1 chicken breast , cut into thin slices
  • coriander as needed
  • 2 tbsp. cooking oil
Marinating
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. cooking wine
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. water
Stri frying
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 2 green peppers , both bell and spicy pepper work fine
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1.5 tbsp. sha cha sauce
  • 1/2 cup stock or water
Instructions
  1. Slice chicken and then marinating with soy sauce, cooking wine and water starch. Set aside for around 15 minutes.
  2. Heat your cook firstly, then around 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a non-stick pan or wok. Place chicken in when the oil is warm but not hot. Let the chicken stay for 3-5 seconds and gently stir fry the chicken until the the chicken slices turns pale. Transfer out.
  3. Leave some oil in and fry garlic until aromatic. Place sha cha sauce in and add water. Bring everything to a boiling and then place chicken, chili peppers and red onion. Simmer for 1 minute and serve with steamed rice.
Recipe Notes
  1. I love the chicken to be a little bit spicy. So you can spare red pepper or chose round red pepper.
  2. Crystal sugar added at end is for the color. This step is optional.
  3. Since Sha cha sauce contains some amount of salt, so do spare the salt added additionally.
Nutrition Facts
Sha Cha Chicken
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Potassium 326mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 9.1%
Vitamin C 78.9%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.