Chinese cuisine (with a slight desi touch) never fails to hit the right chords. And Sichuan Chilli Chicken tops the charts when it comes to finger food. The crackling flavours and soft, succulent meat makes it an all-time hit and a great way to get the party started. With our Ready to Cook Sichuan Chilli Chicken, now you can turn up the beat and add flair to your dinner spread.
Remove the Sichuan Chilli Chicken from the package and place it in a bowl.
Toss and massage the chicken to refresh the marinade.
Pan-fry On The Hob (Time: 10-12 minutes)
Heat two tablespoons of oil in a non-stick frying pan. Spread out the pieces of chicken on the surface of the pan and let them sear on both sides, flipping occasionally.
Sprinkle water into the pan to retain the moisture and put a lid on to prevent the moisture from escaping.
Remove the lid and cook the chicken on medium to high heat, until most of the water has evaporated.
Baking in an Oven (Time: 20 - 25 minutes)
Preheat your oven to 165℃. While it’s heating, heat a teaspoon of oil in a non-stick frying pan. Spread out the pieces of chicken on the surface of the pan and let them sear on both sides.
Once seared, transfer the pieces of chicken onto a baking tray. Place it in the oven to cook for 15-20 minutes.
Remove the cooked chicken on a plate and deglaze the baking tray by sprinkling some water on it and gently scraping the surface. You’ll be left with a thick, shiny sauce that you can use to coat the pieces of chicken before serving.
Grill Method (Time: 20 - 25 minutes)
Light up your barbecue grill. Place the pieces of chicken on the hot grills and let them brown on both sides, flipping them occasionally. As is the case with most grilled meats, it will turn out slightly drier than the hob method.
Let the Sichuan Chilli Chicken rest for a few minutes once cooked.
Serve with your favourite fried rice or hakka noodles, or enjoy as is.