How to Make Schezwan Chicken

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Schezwan chicken is an Indo-Chinese dish which is made of fried chicken and indo-chinese seasonings. It tastes flavorful and can be made using minimal ingredients. The main ingredient in this dish is schezwan sauce. If you’re not sure which schezwan sauce to buy, you can create your own with a few basic ingredients which will be both tasty and healthy. Click here for homemade schezwan sauce recipe. In this blog, I will show you how to make schezwan chicken in a few easy steps. Let’s get started.


(For chicken marination and frying chicken)

  • 500 ml oil
  • 1Kg boneless chicken
  • 1 tbsp ginger and 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp green chili paste
  • 1 and ½ tbsp all purpose flavor
  • 1 and ½ tbsp corn flour
  • Salt (according to the taste)
  • ½ tsp blackpepper
  • Pinch of red food color
  • 2 eggs

(For gravy)

  • 2 spoon oil
  • 7 – 8 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 big onion
  • 9-10 tbsp schezwan sauce (for schezwan sauce recipe click here)
  • Salt (according to the taste)


Step 1 of 3 : Marinating chicken

~ In a big bowl add chicken, ginger garlic paste, soya sauce, green chili paste, all purpose flour, corn flour, salt, blackpepper and red food color. Mix all the ingredients well with the chicken and keep aside for half and hour.

Step 2 of 3: Frying Chicken

~ Take a saucepan and add 500 ml of oil and let it heat on a medium flame. Once it’s hot add chicken pieces one at a time and fry them for about 5-10 minutes. 

~ Once all the pieces are fried take out in bowl

Step 2 of 3 : Making gravy

~ Take another saucepan and add 2 tbsp oil. Let it heat for a while and then add finely chopped garlic and cook for 1 minute.

~ Then add capsicum, onion, salt, fried chicken, schezwan sauce and mix everything properly. 

~ After 2 minutes turn off the gas and take it out in a bowl. Then add the fried chicken pieces in the gravy and mix it well then take it out in a serving bowl. 

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