Dark Devil Chicken

If you are trying to recap the name of the chicken dishes you had so far in an attempt to understand what this recipe is about then you might not get the answer so easily. This is a new name for a new recipe. Usually I name my dishes based on their ingredients. But this time I found that to be a bit boring with respect to the charm that the dish brought in during my lunch yesterday! I thought of naming the dish by its personality than by its ingredients. Nice idea, isn’t it?

I had some amount of fresh Schezwan sauce in my kitchen and I thought to cook some good spicy fried rice with it; spicy and vibrant with its flavor. Schezwan sauce will add bold flavor in the rice – known fact. Then what’s new? I thought of cooking a portion of chicken to have with this fried rice that would not be overpowered by the bold Schezwan flavor. That means – I thought of cooking a chicken dish which is even bolder than the well known Schezwan flavor so that it dominates the show! Sounds interesting now? Or sounds difficult? Well, I felt it went extremely well when I completed my lunch, same did all the other diners. Now its your turn to do it of your own and come back here to let all know your experience.

Take 300 gm of boneless chicken leg meat cut into small chunks, clean and drain out the water to make it dry. Heat up 5 tbsp of refined oil in a wok and add 2 tsp of chopped garlic and 1 tsp of shredded ginger. Stir fry until aromatic. Add the chicken chunks into the wok and start stir frying. Add 1 tsp of whole white pepper and 2 tsp of whole black pepper followed by 2 tsp of chopped green chilli. When the chicken chunks are enough fried to be cooked, add 2 tsp of dark soy sauce followed by 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar, 0.75 tsp of rice vinegar and 1 tsp of rice wine. Stir fry and mix well for a couple of minutes. Now add 2 tsp of tomato sauce followed by 2 tsp of green chilli sauce and keep on stir frying. Add salt and sugar to taste. And its ready! The colour is dark and the devil is ready to have a take over the the Schezwan fried rice! Serve hot immediately. Crush the whole peppers along with the chicken in your mouth to feel the magic!


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