Hunan Chicken is a favorite Chinese American stir fry made with juicy, thinly sliced chicken breasts, broccoli, carrots, bell peppers and celery blanked in a dynamic savory, spicy, garlic, ginger sauce. This Hunan Chicken recipe allows you to remake this classic in the comfort of your own home and adjust the heat from mild to numbingly hot. You can also swap the vegetables for your favorites or whatever you have on hand. This Hunan Chicken uses the easy restaurant velveting technique to produce undeniably tender, deeply flavorful chicken you will have to taste to believe. I love to serve this Hunan Style Chicken with homemade egg rolls and cream cheese wontons for a complete takeout fakeout feast.
Hunan Style Chicken is meant to be spicy but it is very EASY to customize the heat. You can keep the recipe flavorful with the chili bean paste, garlic and ginger but use less peppers.
If you aren’t sure how spicy you want it, you can start with less red jalapeno peppers then add chili paste to spice up individual servings.
Hunan Chicken has a few steps, but you can prep almost everything ahead of time for a speedy dinner. Here’s how: