Sichuan Chicken

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Sichuan Chicken has bold spices with lots of flavour. For this dish I used chicken but it would work equally well with beef or pork.

This recipe is dairy free, Weight Watchers friendly and perfect for a Slimming World SP day if you serve with the suggestions below for an Original day.

Slimming Eats Recipe

Extra Easy – 3 syns per serving

Original – 3 syns per serving (serve with spiralled veg or caulifower rice)

Sichuan Chicken
 
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  • 400g of chicken thigh (all visible fat removed),sliced into smaller chunks
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ teaspoon of Chinese five spice
  • 2 tablespoon of Hoi sin Sauce (3.5 syns)
  • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar (1 syn)
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch (1.5 syns)
  • 1 tablespoon of oil (6 syns)
  • 1 teaspoon of sambal oelek (chilli paste)
  • 1 green pepper sliced into strips
  • 1 red pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 red onion , halved and sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
  • Spray oil
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix together the Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chilli paste, sugar, rice vinegar, sugar, garlic and ginger. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the egg white to firm peaks, add the corn flour and Chinese five spice and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add the chicken thighs to the egg white mixture and mix to coat.
  4. In a small wok heat the oil, ensure it is hot before adding the chicken. Add the chicken and fry until it has a golden colour. Remove and set aside.
  5. Spray a frying pan or wok over a medium high heat with some spray oil, add the vegetables and stir fry for approx 3-4 mins. Add the chicken and then the sauce mixture and toss to coat, let it simmer on a low heat for about 3 mins. ensuring chicken is cooked through.
  6. Serve with your choice of sides. This is great served with rice or noodles.

 

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The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx nutritional information:

Approx NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

1 serving (without rice/noodles)

Calories

230

Fat

8g

Saturated Fat

1.8g

Total Carbohydrate

17.1g

Dietary Fibre

2.3g

Sugars

7.2g

Protein

            22.6g

 

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  • Lisa Evrae

    were chopsticks just for decoration? lol looks lovely

  • admin

    No I do use them, not very good with them though so it means it takes me a lot longer to eat the food, which is a good thing 😉

  • Lisa Evrae

    i have some and i make far too much mess, must practice with stuff less messy lol

  • beautiful!  used a red pepper as had no green and added a few mushrooms will defo make again

  • Chrissy

    Another of our favourites I have made this many times. If I have some syns to spare I sometimes add a handful of cashew nuts.

  • Admin

    sounds lovely with cashew nuts