About this recipe:This is a typical traditional Szechuan dish. Most of my friends love it, not only Chinese, but even English people. It's easy to make and good for Szechuan food lovers. You can have a whole chicken for 8 people or more, or you can make this with a half chicken, chicken drumsticks or chicken wings. Chicken is better on the bone!
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Method Prep:5min › Cook:30min › Ready in:35min
Boil chicken whole until well done (same for a half chicken, drumsticks or wings). Leave boiled chicken to cool.
Place chilli powder in a small bowl. Heat oil in hot pan until medium hot. Pour hot oil onto chilli powder. Don't make the oil too hot otherwise chilli powder will burn. You also can buy chilli oil from shops, but it is not good as homemade.
Remove the chicken from the bones and chop into bite size pieces.
Stir together the chopped chicken, spring onion, garlic, salt, light soy sauce, sugar and chilli oil. Taste; it should be slightly sweet and salty, but hot. Garnish with coriander leaves on the top, if using.
Try it before serving. If you like it sweeter, add more sugar; if you like it salty, then more soy sauce. If you love it hot, use more chilli oil, and some chopped green chilli.
totally WONDERFUL!! but i added a little more soy sauce and a little more onion with chili! and then i added red pepper and Brock lie and fried it with it!! DELICIOUS!! will def. be making this again!! - 25 Feb 2011