Smoky red pepper chicken from Seductions of Rice by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

  • dry sherry
  • soy sauce
  • chicken breasts
  • garlic
  • fresh ginger
  • peanut oil
  • onions
  • rice vinegar
  • chicken stock
  • dry-roasted peanuts
  • dried red chiles

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Notes about this recipe

  • ashallen on October 28, 2021

    I feel like I've made this dish before from another recipe (it's similar to Kung Pao chicken), but we definitely didn't mind since we enjoyed it. Since we can't handle tons of heat, I used just 3 chili de arbol (seeds removed) and that was enough to get my nose running. Pretty salty - I usually don't mind saltiness, but might cut back in the future on the salt in the marinade. Like Breadcrumbs, we also didn't notice much smoky flavor but we'd used only half the chilis which are the main smokiness source, I think (they get dry-fried at the start). Also, I make my stir-fries outside and it was a colder and windier evening than I'd expected, cutting down on searing and caramelization - that didn't help! Peanuts added a really nice flavor layer. Overall very nice and we'll make it again.

  • Breadcrumbs on June 14, 2011

    p. 96 - We enjoyed this dish though I wouldn’t say it was remarkable. I needn’t have worried about the heat, in fact we found the dish to be very mild, the heat was quite subtle. Not sure if my chilies may have played a role. I used 6 Tien Tsin peppers that I purchased from Penzeys approx 3 weeks ago. We also felt that this dish failed to deliver on the Smoky flavour. Presumably it’s the searing that imparts this to the dish but it simply wasn’t prevalent at all in our case. The sauce was flavourful though, onion was the predominant flavour and the sauce was nice w the rice. With so many other chicken dishes to try, I don’t see myself making this again. I hope I don’t deter others from trying it though as it is a tasty dish. Photos here:

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