Shezwan chicken

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Preparation Time : 20 minutes + 2 hours for marination

Cooking Time : 15 minutes

Serving : 6 members


My brother and myself love Chinese food . We had a Chinese restaurent near our home in Coimbatore called Kowloon . Any opportunity we get to eat out we will make sure we end up there . What we order would be standard always . the shezwan chicken used to taste awesome . Once we had a get together at home with many guests coming over for dinner . We wanted to prepare a Chinese menu . My mom ( an over smart sofesticated lady by nature , my bro and myself don’t have that in us ) bribed the cook from the Kowloon restaurent and got him to cook the menu at home . I did take note of every thing the cook prepared and till date do follow it religiously . This recipe is also from the chef of Kowloon restaurent . I have another interesting story related to Kowloon restaurent . My brother in law nawaz is the same age as me . He did his collage in Coimbatore . My brother and my brother – in – law used to hang around a lot back then . Once they went to Kowloon restaurent restaurent for dinner . Finished dinner and paid the bill . As they were coming out of the restaurent , the waiter ran towards them and gave my brother – in – law a one rupee coin in hand . My brother not knowing what was happening stood blinking . My bother – in – law had kept a one rupee coin as a tip for the waiter .we have a great laugh over this incident till date .


Boneless chicken cubed1/4 kg
cornflour1/4 cup
flour ( maida )1/4 cup
egg whites2
white pepper1/2 teaspoon
saltto taste
ajinomoto1 pinch + 1 pinch ( optional )
oil4 tablespoons + to deep fry
onions2 cubed
capsicum1 big cubed
ginger1 inch piece crushed
garlic3 flakes crushed
tomato sauce4 tablespoons
sweet chilli sauce2 teaspoons
light soya sauce1/2 teaspoon
vinegar1/2 teaspoon
sugar1/4 teaspoon
chilli flakes1 tablespoon
red chilli sauce1 teaspoon


  1. Marinate cleaned chicken pieces in cornflour , flour , egg whites , white pepper , salt to taste and a pinch of ajinomoto for 2 hours .
  2. Deep fry the marinated chicken pieces in hot oil to a light golden brown . Drain and set aside .
  3. Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a large wok . Add crushed garlic and ginger , fry for 1/2 a minute .
  4. Top with cubed onions and capsicum . Sauté for a minute .
  5. Lower the flame to medium and add all the other ingredients except for the fried chicken pieces . Mix well and bring to boil . Taste and adjust .
  6. The sauce should taste sweet , sour and hot . Add the fried chicken pieces and toss well for about 4 minutes allowing all the flavours and sauce to infuse into the chicken .
  7. Remove from heat and serve hot .