Szechuan Chicken

“I was drawn to this recipe due to its similarity to Kung Pao Chicken, which I really like in the Chinese restaurants.” – Calla Ferre

Szechuan Chicken

Course: Main Courses – Poultry
Cuisine: Chinese


  • 1/4 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Dry White Wine
  • 2 Whole Chicken Breasts Cut In 1-Inch Strips
  • 1 Egg White Lightly Beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons Corn Oil
  • 1 to 3 Teaspoons Crushed Dried Pepper
  • 1 Cup Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts
  • 1/4 Cup Green Onions Sliced


  • In small bowl, stir together corn syrup, soy sauce and wine; set aside.
  • In medium bowl, stir together egg white and cornstarch until well blended. Add chicken; toss to coat evenly.
  • In large skillet or wok, heat corn oil over medium-high heat. Add red pepper; stir-fry for 10 seconds. Add chicken mixture; stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken turns white.
  • Stir in peanuts and corn syrup mixture. Stirring constantly, bring to boil over medium heat. Boil 1 minute. Garnish with green onions. Makes 4 servings.

Recipe – Calla Ferre – From the Santa Cruz Sentinel