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Szechaun Chicken

A delicious Chinese Stir-Fry cuisine with health benefits uniquely crafted to reduce heart related risks.

Chicken marinade Ingredients:

1 pound of chicken thighs (remove bone, if possible for cubed size)

1 tbsp. soy sauce

2 tsp. rice wine vinegar

1 tbsp. Adobo Seasoning

1 tbsp. white pepper

1 tsp. sesame oil

1 tbsp. cornstarch


3 tbsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. sesame oil

1 tbsp. apple sauce Motts unsweetened (substitute for sugar)

2 tbsp. water or broth

1/2 to 1 tsp. black peppercorns

1 tbsp. Szechuan hot sauce

oil for frying - I use peanut or avocado oil


1 cup diced onions

1 cup diced bell peppers

1 cup diced celery

1/2 to 1 cup diced carrots

2-3 fresh red chili peppers - diced

3-5 dried red chili peppers

4-6 minced garlic cloves

1 tsp minced ginger


Marinade chicken thighs with list of ingredients and let stand in bowl covered with plastic for at least 20-30 minutes. Let chicken marinate for 24 hours, if possible.

Heat a non-stick wok or a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat then add olive oil to heat for 2-3 minutes Add chicken. Cook for 30 seconds before stirring. Cook for another 3-5 minutes, until golden brown with a crust and remove from the wok/pan.

Add 1 tbsp. olive oil and sesame oil to wok/pan. Add garlic, ginger, celery and chopped fresh red chili peppers. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Add crushed black peppercorns. Stir and cook for another 15 seconds.

Add the remaining diced vegetables and dried chili peppers. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until veggies are slightly tender. Add a bit of water for steam to sauté veggies.

Add chicken back to wok and stir. Add Szechuan hot sauce and sauce mixture. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes to get well combined.

Optional: Garnish with chopped green onions & sesame seeds.

Serve over savory cauliflower lime rice. This recipe pairs well over a bed of couscous or cauliflower lime rice. Each side dish has health benefits uniquely crafted to reduce heart related risks.


“Abobo seasoning is loaded with paprika and other wonderful spices, makes your spicy food just a little healthier”

Benefit of Ginger: A southeast Asian plant, ginger is very common ingredient around the world that is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Ginger can reduce high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and is known to significantly lower blood sugars for diabetic patients. It is recommended to consume at least 3 grams of ginger each day to reduce risk factors.

Benefit of Celery: A great vegetable to eat for heart health, as it contains Vitamins A, K, & C, plus minerals like potassium which can reduce blood sugar over time due to its low glycemic index. Celery is low in calories at 10 calories per stalk and filled with anti-oxidants.


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