Stirfried Chicken with Dried Chillies is inspired by what a girlfriend of mine, Lannie cooked several days ago. My recipe’s adapted from her version but it’s definitely not Kung Po Chicken.. It’s deliciously spicy, slightly sweet and salty – lovely.. 🙂

Stirfried Chicken DriedChillies 1


  • 500g chicken thigh fillet, cut into large chunks
  • 1 tsp salt and a dash of pepper, or to taste
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp Hsiao Xing (Chinese) rice wine or dry sherry
  • 10-12 dried chillies, depending on spiciness
  • 3 large shallots or 1 large onion, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp dark sweet soy sauce (or thick caramel sauce)
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 100ml water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil



    Serves 4
    Prep time 20 mins
    Cook time 20 mins
    Total time 40 mins
total time

Stirfried Chicken DriedChillies


  1. Halve dried chillies with seeds removed, then soak in warm water for 10-15 mins. Dry with kitchen paper and put aside.
  2. Marinate chicken with salt, pepper, egg white and Hsiao Xing rice wine for at least 15 mins.
  3. Heat oil in a wok on medium fire.
  4. Add in dried chillies and stirfry for abt 3-5 mins, till fragrant.
  5. Add in garlic and chicken, and stirfry for abt another 5 mins.
  6. Then add in dark sweet soy sauce, light soy sauce and sugar. Stirfry to evenly mix with chicken.
  7. Pour in water and let it simmer on low heat for another 8-10 mins till water evaporates.
  8. Serve immediately with rice and a vegetable stirfry.

Stirfried Chicken DriedChillies n Spinach Fishballs collage

Really delish; a little too spicy coz I had 16 dried chillies in it but luckily, the spinach with fishballs and rice countered off the spiciness.. yummmss.. 🙂

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