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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
  • 2 boneless chicken legs or 1 chicken breast , cut into thin slices
  • coriander as needed
  • 2 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 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
  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*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 324mg14%
Potassium 326mg9%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 455IU9%
Vitamin C 65.1mg79%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.