- 800g chicken thigh fillets, cut into 2cm pieces
Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…
- 2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 2 tbsp Shaohsing rice wine or amontillado sherry
- 1 tbsp cornflour
- 1 tbsp chinkiang vinegar
- 2 tsp sugar
Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…
- 1½ tbsp chilli bean paste
- 8 spring onions
Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…
- 3cm piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped
Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…
- 3 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
- 8 dried Sichuan chillies, deseeded and roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp groundnut oil
- 2 tsp Sichuan peppercorns, toasted and ground
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 75g roasted unsalted peanuts
- cooked rice, to serve
Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…
Mix the chicken pieces, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp rice wine, and all of the cornflour together in a bowl. Cover and transfer to the fridge to marinate for at least 30 mins.
In another bowl, stir together the remaining soy sauce and rice wine, the vinegar, sugar and chilli bean paste until the mixture is smooth.
Slice the green parts of the spring onions lengthways into thin strips. Trim and chop the white ends into thin slices, then put in a small bowl with the ginger and garlic.
Heat the groundnut oil in a wok set over a high heat, then add the chillies and ground peppercorns and stir-fry until the chillies have darkened slightly (be careful not to burn them). Add the marinated chicken pieces and continue to stir-fry for 5-8 mins, or until the chicken has browned. Add the spring onion and ginger mixture and stir-fry until the meat is just cooked through. Add the vinegar mixture and toss to combine, then stir through the green parts of the spring onions, the sesame oil and peanuts. Serve with boiled rice.