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Chinese Garlic Chicken

User Rating 4 Star Rating (7 Reviews)


Chinese Garlic Chicken
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Chicken breasts are seasoned with garlic and chile paste in this easy stir-fry.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Marinade:
  • .
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • .
  • Other:
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped on the diagonal 
  • a few drops sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili paste
  • Oil for stir-frying


Cut the chicken into bite-sized cubes. Place in a bowl, mix in the marinade ingredients and marinate for about 20 - 25 minutes.

While the chicken is marinating, prepare the garlic and green onions. Combine the sesame oil, light soy sauce, sherry and chili paste in a bowl and set aside.

Heat wok and add oil. When oil is ready, add the marinated chicken. Stir-fry briefly on high heat, then add the garlic and green onion. Add the remaining ingredients and combine (total cooking time should be about 5 minutes). Serve hot with rice. Serves 4.

Garlic Chicken Recipe by Rhonda Parkinson. All Rights Reserved.
Reader Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Comments: I have been searching for a spicy garlic chicken recipe for some time now, thank you.

Reader Rating: 5 stars
Comments: For a simple route to a quick, easy garlicky/spicy chicken dish, this can't be beaten! I tossed mine in some noodles. Smashing!!!! Rated by Simon
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 5 out of 5
Good basic recipe, Member Zandi13

This is a good basic recipe that will appeal to MOST people. The last review? I know very few people that would eat anything with the level of heat that cook supposedly was going for, unless they were using tomato based 'chili' sauce (aka: spicy ketchup) instead of real chile paste. We like to multiply the sauce and stir fry 3-4 cups of various veggies to make it a one dish meal. It's good with various noodles (chow mein, etc) or thin pasta (linguine) too just to change things up. I also sometimes use chile oil instead of paste and add a drizzle of honey to the sauce.

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