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Spicy Szechuan Stir-Fry recipe

Spicy Szechuan Stir-Fry Recipe

Dive into the spicy, bold flavours of this Classic Szechuan Stir-Fry, embracing the authentic taste of Szechuan cuisine. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.





  • Step 1.

    Begin by heating a large wok or frying pan over medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil.
  • Step 2.

    Add the garlic, ginger, and Szechuan peppercorns to the pan and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  • Step 3.

    Increase the heat to high and add the chicken. Stir-fry for 5-6 minutes, or until the chicken is nearly cooked through.
  • Step 4.

    Add the bell peppers and spring onions to the wok and continue to stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Step 5.

    In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, chicken stock, and sugar until well combined.
  • Step 6.

    Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken and vegetables in the wok, bringing it to a boil.
  • Step 7.

    Mix the cornstarch with water to make a slurry, then pour it into the wok. Stir well to combine with the other ingredients. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Step 8.

    Serve the stir-fry hot over cooked rice, garnished with sesame seeds and additional spring onions if desired.


  1. 2 tbspVegetable oil

  2. 2 Garlic cloves, minced

  3. 1 tbspGinger, minced

  4. 1 tspSzechuan peppercorns, crushed

  5. 500 gChicken breast, thinly sliced

  6. 1 Red bell pepper, julienned

  7. 1 Green bell pepper, julienned

  8. 6 Spring onions, sliced

  9. 3 tbspSoy sauce

  10. 2 tbspRice vinegar

  11. 120 mlChicken stock

  12. 1 tbspSugar

  13. 2 tbspCornstarch

  14. 2 tbspWater

  15. 1 tbspSesame seeds (for garnish)

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