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Hot and Spicy Hunan Chicken

This Hunan style chicken is made with hot peppers and a flavorful spiced sauce.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Marinate: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon shredded ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts and thighs, without skin, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 to 3 small hot chile peppers
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground anise or Szechuan pepper, or to taste
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


Marinate chicken for 20 minutes in ginger, sherry, soy sauce mixture.

Cut green onions and hot peppers diagonally into 1-inch pieces.

Mix chicken broth, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, wine vinegar, sugar, salt and the anise pepper.

Heat oil. Add scallion, and stir fry for a few minutes. Add ginger, sherry, soy mixture and chicken to scallions and hot pepper, and stir-fry for about 2 minutes longer. Add chicken broth mixture, mix well. Cook over low heat until chicken pieces are tender. Add cornstarch to thicken.

Serve with hot cooked rice.

Serves 6

Calories per serving: 395
Fat per serving: 23.9g

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