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    Ma La Chicken

    Ma La Chicken. Photo by Sue Lau

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    20 mins

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    Sue Lau's Note:

    I used to enjoy having this by a local Malaysian chef who also doubled as a chef for a Japanese steakhouse. This is not quite like his, but close. He will not give up the recipe (no surprise there!) so I have had to work it out on my own.

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    1. 1
      Cut chicken into small dice and dredge in cornstarch, shaking off.
    2. 2
    3. 3
      Heat enough oil in a wok or deep skillet to fry chicken until it is.
    4. 4
      cooked through, and drain.
    5. 5
      Heat 1-2 tbs oil in wok and add chiles, cooking just for a moment,.
    6. 6
      then add mushrooms and onions, cooking until onions are softened.
    7. 7
      Add cooked chicken back to pan.
    8. 8
      Mix the chicken broth with soy sauce, hot bean paste, cayenne pepper,.
    9. 9
      white pepper and schezuan peppercorns powder along with 1 tablespoons.
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      cornstarch and add to wok, stir-frying briefly until sauce thickens.
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      If sauce thickens too much, just add a little water but the sauce.
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      should be fairly dry.
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      Serve with steamed rice if desired.
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      Note: if you grind your own peppercorns, make sure you pass it through.
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      a sieve or it might be gritty.
    16. 16
      You can also stir-fry the chicken instead of frying it, but the result.
    17. 17
      will not be quite the same, although lower in fat. It is however,.
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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 18, 2011


      Holy cow! This recipe is not for the faint of heart! It is intensely spicy so beware, but it also has fantastic flavor. We really enjoyed this dish and will definitely make again. Thanks for posting :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Ma La Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (268 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 486.2
    Calories from Fat 241
    Total Fat 26.7 g
    Saturated Fat 7.3 g
    Cholesterol 143.0 mg
    Sodium 486.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 6.5 g
    Protein 34.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    szechuan hot bean sauce

    ground szechuan peppercorns

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