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Chinese Spicy Chicken Recipe

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  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1-inch chunks)
  • ½ cup cornstarch (for dusting)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine (or any white wine)
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons ginger (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more, to taste)
  • ¼ dry cup roasted peanuts
  • 4 green onions (sliced)
  • Oil (for frying)




  1. Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees. Lightly toss chicken pieces of cornstarch until evenly coated.
  2. In a small bowl combine soy sauce, rice wine, rice wine vinegar, and brown sugar. Set aside. Deep fry chicken in patches at 375 degrees until golden brown and fully cooked (about 5-7 minutes). Drain on paper towels.
  3. While chicken is frying. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a wok or saucepan to medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir fry for 15 seconds. Add the sauce mixture. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
  4.  In a serving bowl mix cooked chicken pieces with the sauce. Add green onions and peanuts. Mix well and serve.
  • Author: Bobby