139.2…Sichuan-Style Stir-Fried Chicken with Peanuts

Last night I pulled out the wok and made one of my husband’s favorite types of cuisines: Chinese.

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I think he’ll eat any kind of stir-fried chicken dish. 

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Pair it with rice and you’ve got a winner in his book. This one was a winner in mine too!

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Sichuan-Style Stir-Fried Chicken with Peanuts  (Serves 4)

Adapted from Cooking Light, January 2001



  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine or sake
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1  pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

Stir-Frying Oil:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided


  • 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine or sake
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese black vinegar or Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onions
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 7 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon chile paste with garlic

Remaining Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups drained, sliced water chestnuts (I omitted these)
  • 1 cup (1/2-inch) sliced green onion tops
  • 3/4 cup unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts
  • 4 cups hot cooked long-grain rice


  1. To prepare marinade, combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; cover and chill 20 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken mixture; stir-fry 4 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove from pan; set aside.
  3. To prepare sauce, combine broth and next 6 ingredients (broth through 1 teaspoon sesame oil); stir well with a whisk. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in pan. Add 2 tablespoons green onions, ginger, garlic, and chile paste, and stir-fry for 15 seconds. Add broth mixture, and cook 1 minute or until thick, stirring constantly.
  4. Stir in cooked chicken, water chestnuts, sliced onion tops, and peanuts; cook for 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Serve over rice.

Printable Recipe

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When I woke up this morning, I didn’t feel that great. Nauseous, achy all over. I had a flu shot. Hopefully this will pass soon….

Whenever I feel under the weather, toast always sounds good to me.

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I ended up having a second piece. I’ve been laying in bad all morning hoping I’ll feel better. Little by little, I think I am. We are supposed to go to our friend’s house tonight for dinner. She is making Brazilian food….can’t miss that!

What food(s) do you want when you’re sick?


  1. This looks delicious and sounds wonderful and fresh. I haven't had a good stir fry in months. I'll have to put it on the calendar. Anyway, if you have time, you can Know More Here about cooking stir fry.


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