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Hunan Chicken

Tender flavorful chicken with vegetables in a garlic ginger sauce over rice.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 servings


For the marinade:

  • 1 tbsp cornstartch
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Mirin rice wine
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch added later
  • 3 tbsp flour added later

For the sauce:

  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp toban dian
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Mirin
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

For the stir fry:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp oil for frying
  • 3 red jalapenos or other hot peppers
  • 1 onion cut into thin wedges
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 3 stalks celery sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced


  • Add the chicken to the marinade ingredients stir. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes add the ¼ cup cornstarch and 3 tablespoons flour. Toss to evenly coat.
  • Whisk together the sauce ingredients.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Once very hot, add chicken in a single layer and cook until golden; flip chicken over and cook an additional minute, until browned on all sides (does not need to be cooked through). Remove chicken and drain on paper towels.
  • To the now empty skillet add one tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. add the carrots and stir fry for a few minutes. Then add the broccoli and stir fry a few more minutes. Finally add the bell peppers, celery and onions. Stir fry until vegetables are crisp tender, about 2-3 minutes. (Don’t over-cook because they will continue to cook in sauce). Add garlic and ginger to the veggies and stir fry 30 seconds.
  • Whisk sauce and add to pan along with chicken. Bring the sauce to a boil then reduce to a simmer until sauce has thickened. Serve over rice.
Keyword Asian, Chicken, Main Dish