food

Szechuan Popcorn Chicken

Combine the crispy fried goodness of popcorn chicken with some Szechuan heat for one unforgettable meal.

food

Szechuan Popcorn Chicken

Combine the crispy fried goodness of popcorn chicken with some Szechuan heat for one unforgettable meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Small handful dried chiles, such as arbol or japones
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted and crushed Sichuan peppercorns
  • 3 scallions, cut on the bias

Steps

  1. Marinate chicken in sake and soy sauce for 30 minutes.
  2. Add cornstarch and egg whites.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat 3 cups vegetable oil to 375 degrees.
  4. Working in batches, drop pieces of chicken in oil and remove when golden. Season with salt.
  5. In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil on medium-high and fry chiles and garlic until browned.
  6. Add crushed peppercorns.
  7. Toss with chicken in a large bowl. Garnish with scallions.