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Healthy Sichuan Chicken

My Healthy Chinese Chicken has so much flavor and is easy to make. Chinese recipes follow the same methodology for the majority of recipes.

Course dinner, Gluten free
Cuisine Chicken recipe, Chinese recipe
Keyword Chicken recipes, Chinese recipe, comfort food, gluten free, one pan meal, wok
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people
Author Feed Your Soul Too


  • 8 Whole Chicken thighs cut in 1" cubes
  • 2 Whole Red bell peppers cut in 1" cubes
  • 2 Whole Yellow bell peppers cut in 1" cubes
  • 1 Whole Green bell peppers cut in 1" cubes
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Inches Ginger grated
  • 8 Whole Arbol chilies
  • 1 Whole Medium onion diced
  • 1 Tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Sichuan peppercorn
  • 1 Tsp Ground Chinese chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp Hoisin
  • 1 Tbsp Gluten free soy sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken stock
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Corn starch divided
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil divided


  1. Begin by taking the cubed chicken and dredge with 1 tbsp of the corn starch. Set aside for 30 minutes.

    Next, heat a tbsp of oil in the wok on high heat. Once hot, add in the chicken and brown on all sides. Cook in batches and set aside.

    Mix the sauce ingredients and set aside. (brown sugar, hoisin, soy sauce and chicken stock)

    Add in the remaining oil, and add the veggies. Sauté for 3 minutes. Add in the peppercorns followed by the garlic. Mix well and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the sauce and simmer for 2 minutes. Add back in the chicken and simmer for 2 minutes. Combine 2 tbsp of cold water with 1 tbsp of corn starch. Add the mixture to the wok and cook for 1 - 2 minutes so the sauce will thicken.

    Serve over white rice. Enjoy!