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Scrumptious Sichuan Chicken

This Scrumptious Sichuan Chicken brings the mouthwatering flavors of Sichuan cuisine straight to your kitchen. Tender chicken thighs are cooked in two methods, the Instant Pot or stove top, and then generously drizzled with a tangy-spicy garlic sauce for an unforgettable meal.
5
30 min
TOTAL TIME
306
CALORIES
$1.32
PER SERVING
Scrumptious Sichuan Chicken
Directions
CHICKEN
10 min
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
30 min
TOTAL TIME
1
Wash and cut the green onions in half. Use the top white part for cooking with the chicken and set aside the bottom green part for the sauce.
2
Peel and cut ginger into 4 slices.
SAUCE
3
Mince the whole garlic.
4
In a bowl, combine minced garlic, paprika, chili peppers, salt, sugar, and the bottom green part of green onions.
5
Heat up vegetable oil in a pan until it reaches around 375-400°F.
6
Carefully pour the hot oil over the sauce ingredients and mix well.
7
Add water, soy sauce, and black vinegar to the sauce, then mix well.
CHICKEN_INSTANTPOT
8
Place chicken thighs into the Instant Pot along with the top part of green onions and ginger slices.
9
Pour in 2 cups of water.
10
Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes and then allow for natural pressure release.
CHICKEN_STOVETOP
11
In a pot, place the chicken thighs with the top part of green onions and ginger slices.
12
Pour 5 cups of water, ensuring it covers the chicken, and bring to a boil. Cook for 15 minutes on medium-small heat and then cover, turning off the heat. Let it rest for an additional 15-20 minutes.
FINISHING
13
After cooking the chicken using either method, remove it from the pot and place it in an ice bath for 3 minutes.
14
Remove the chicken from the ice bath, debone, and cut into pieces.
15
Stir the sauce one more time and slowly drizzle it over the chicken pieces before serving.
Health Info
Macros
5g
CARBS
20g
FAT
26g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
GLUTEN FREE
LACTOSE FREE
Contains these allergens
SOYBEANS
WHEAT