Sichuan Chicken Recipe
One-Pan Sichuan Chicken with Broccoli is A New Way of Cooking A Chinese Traditional Recipe to Make It More Versatile for Different Occasions.
Sichuan chicken recipe is my twisted version to make it much easier for a one-pan dinner. It is great for busy and big family. It's also a super versatile meal.
Total Time: 1 Hour 37 Minutes - 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Inactive Cook Time: 1 Hour 32 Minutes - 1 Hour 35 Minutes
My family and I LOVE this marinade. We basically obsess with it. I add it into pork, chicken and wings to make a dish and serve with rice often. However, I purposefully created this one for the ease of busy family, especially for those want to stick with a low-carb diet.
This Sichuan chicken recipe takes less time, but cook for a much larger portion for dinner. Also, you have an option to serve with rice or just enjoy as is. It is very flexible for you and your family.
This recipe is very versatile. Serve it as is, with rice or skip the broccoli and eat with your hands.
If you serve this Sichuan chicken recipe for game night party, skip the broccoli.
My son can take a lot of spice and heat. But he thought that the seasonings were a bit strong. So, be cautious. Adjust the portion of the spices accordingly.
You will use the same pan for cooking the broccoli after taking the chicken out of the pan. The meat will take about 8-10 minutes to rest. Put a tented foil on top to keep it warm while resting and use the same pan to finish cooking the broccoli. The dripping from the chicken will tie the flavors of everything together wonderfully.
Served in traditional Chinese way is to cut the drumstick meat and bone according to the lines shown on this picture.
Sichuan Chicken Recipe and Instructions
4-5 lbs Chicken Drumsticks
2 lbs Frozen Broccoli Florets
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Ginger Powder
1 pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/3 tsp White Pepper
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Ground Sichuan Pepper
1/2 tsp Light Soy Sauce
3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
No-sticking cooking spray
- In a small bowl, whisk all seasonings, soy sauce and oil together to make marinade. It should look like thick paste.
- Transfer chicken into a big mixing bowl, toss in marinade and coat meat. Chill in fridge overnight.
- Let chicken sit in room temperature for an hour before cooking.
- Preheat oven at 425F.
- Line a roasting pan with foil for easy clean up later, coat with no-stick cooking spray. Single layer chicken in the pan and roast for 50 minutes.
- Turn over and cook another 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
- Transfer chicken to a serving plate and tent foil on top to keep the meat warm.
- Add frozen broccoli into the same pan with chicken dripping and cook vegetables in the oven for 12-15 minutes until crisp tender.
- Serve chicken and broccoli together or along with steamed white rice.
Sichuan Chicken Recipe Steps with Photos
Other than Sichuan peppercorns, you most likely have everything in your pantry already.
Add all seasonings and spices into a small mixing bowl.
Add soy sauce.
Whisk in extra virgin olive oil.
Marinade should be thick like paste.
Transfer chicken drumsticks into a big mixing bowl.
Add marinade into chicken.
Toss to coat and chill overnight or sit at room temperature for 4 hours before cooking.
Line a roasting pan with foil and coat with no-stick cooking spray.
Single layer chicken on roasting pan and bake until cooked through.
You can enjoy them as is or let it rest to serve with broccoli and rice later.
Save the dripping and use this same roasting pan to cook the broccoli.
Transfer chicken to a plate and cover with tented foil to rest while broccoli is cooking in the oven.
Add frozen broccoli into the same roasting pan.
Cook until crisp tender.
Enjoy chicken and broccoli as is for low-carb diet or serve with steamed rice.
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