La Zi Ji Recipe Sichuan Hot Pepper Chicken 四川辣子鸡秘方

by | Last updated May 5, 2020 | Chicken Recipe, Chinese Recipe, Recipe, Sichuan Recipe

The Best Sichuan Chicken Dish, A Must Whenever I Visit a Sichuan Restaurant!

La Zi Ji is a must have whenever you dine in at Sichuan Cuisine restaurant! The combinations of spices give this dish amazing complexity, especially the Sichuan peppercorn which makes this Hot Pepper Chicken so so so wholesome!

    Serve 3     |     Difficulty  Medium     |     Prep. Time 15 Min     |     Cooking Time 30 Min     |     Total Time 45 Min     |

Ingredients – to marinate chicken

Half a chicken
1 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tsp of all spice powder
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of white pepper powder
1 tbsp of cooking oil

Steps to marinate chicken

  1. Clean the chopped chicken and pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Put chicken into mixing bowl and add all the ingredients in.
  3. Using your hand, mix well and set aside.

Ingredients – to cook

100g of Ginger
1 head of Garlic
200g of Scallion
1 head of Red Onion
2 tbsp of Sichuan Peppercorn
2 pcs of Bay Leaf
2 pcs of Star Anise
1 tsp of Fennel Seeds
1 handful of Dried Chili (add more if you like)
2 tbsp of Chili Dou Ban Sauce (Spicy Broad Bean Sauce)
1 tsp of salt
10 tbsp of Cooking oil


  1. Clean ginger and thinly slice.
  2. Peel garlic and crush.
  3. Cut scallion into bite size.
  4. Cut dried chili into half.
  5. Prepare the rest of the ingredients accordingly.

To cook chicken

  1. Preheat pan with cooking oil. Then individually fry all the dry spices and strain aside.
  2. With the oil still in the cooking pan/wok, switch to medium heat and add marinated chicken in to sear. Sear to crips edges.
  3. Move the chicken to one side of the cooking pan/wok and add sliced ginger and crushed garlic.
  4. Thoroughly pan fry ginger and garlic to aromatic fragrance.
  5. Then move fried ginger and garlic to another corner of the cooking pan/wok.
  6. Add Chili Dou Ban Sauce to the oil area and thoroughly fry it.
  7. Mix ginger, garlic and seared chicken together and thoroughly stir fry.
  8. Add all the other ingredients and stir fry with high heat until dry.
  9. Remove from heat and serve.

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  1. Aileen

    What’s “All spice powder “? Where can I buy it in Australia? Thanks, Aileen

    • Ethan Wong

      Erm, usually it is at the dried herbs and spices rack. Or perhaps try a Chinese grocery shop, they should have it.

      If you still couldn’t find it, simply replace with a light dash of star anise powder and cumin powder. (Additional option is cloves powder and cinnamon powder)

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