Chinese pepper chicken stir fry with noodles

Chinese Stir-Fry Peppered Chicken Recipe

25 Minutes
Serves: 2

A delicious stir fry with strips of chicken breast marinaded in five spice, soy and sesame oil, stir fried with onions, red peppers, spring onions and cashew nuts, finished with a Szechuan pepper, chilli, hoisin, wine and soy stir fry sauce.  Serve this deliciously spicy stir fry on a bed of egg noodles

Recipe Ingreds


  • 1 bell pepper (red)
  • 2 tsp black pepper corns
  • 100 grams cashew nuts
  • 2 tsp chilli paste
  • 120 grams egg noodles
  • 1 fresh chilli
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 0.5 onions
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 spring onions
  • 45 ml white wine
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

Chicken Marinated

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 0.5 tsp chinese five spice
  • 5 grams corn flour
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

Recipe with pictures Steps

step 1

  • place the sunflower oil, sesame oil, sugar, chinese five spice, soy sauce, corn flour into the shallow dish

step 2

  • slice the chicken fillets into small strips or goujons
  • place the chicken in the marinade
  • cover with cling film
  • refrigerate for at least two hours preferably overnight

Step 3

  • Take the chicken out of the fridge

Step 4

  • peel the onion cut in half
  • cut each half into thin slices

Step 5

  • wash and chop the red pepper into matchsticks

Step 6

  • wash and finely chop the chilli

Step 7

  • peel and chop the garlic

Step 8

  • wash and finely slice the spring onions

Step 9

  • crush the pepper corns in a mortar and pestle

Step 10

  • mix the chilli paste, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and white wine in a bowl

Step 11

  • half fill a medium pan with water and boil
  • add a spot of olive oil and a pinch of salt to the boiling water

Step 12

  • Add the noodles to the hot water

Step 13

  • Heat 1/2 the oil to the wok
  • add the onions
  • add the peppers
  • cook for a minute or two

Step 14

  • move the veg to the side of the wok and add the other 1/2 of the oil to the wok
  • Add the chicken to the frying pan and fry from 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown

Step 15

  • Add crushed pepper
  • add the garlic and chopped chilli
  • to the wok
  • cook for a minute or two

Step 16

  • add the sauce
  • to the wok
  • cook for a minute or two

Step 17

  • drain the noodles and wash, place back into the pan and warm through on a low light

Step 18

  • add the cashew nuts to the wok
  • cook for a minute or two

Step 20

  • place the noodles in individual serving dishes
  • place the stir fry on top
  • sprinkle with spring onions

Recipe Utensils

  • 2 chopping board
  • 1 cling film
  • 1 fish slice
  • 2 large knife
  • 1 medium pan
  • 1 mortar and pestle
  • 1 rectangular pie dish
  • 1 sieve
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 wok

How to make Chinese chicken pepper stir fry

 The chicken is marinated in Chinese five spice, sesame oil and soy sauce.  The chicken is stir fried in a wok with fresh chilli, garlic, bell peppers, onions, and cashew nuts, the stir fry sauce is made with black pepper, chilli paste, hoisin sauce, wine and soy sauce. The stir fry is finished with a sprinkle of finely shredded spring onions 

Why our chicken stir fry is the best

This hot and spicy chicken stir fry is simple to cook and is packed full of flavour from the delicious marinade of sesame, soy and five spice and the spicy stir fry sauce full of peppery Sichuan black pepper and chilli. The star ingredient that makes this stir fry the best is the crispy cashew nuts. 

Cook chicken pepper stir fry for dinner tonight

Packed full of chicken breast strips and veggies this healthy stir fry recipe is hot and spicy served on a bed of noodles it is perfect on a cold day. If your not a fan of noodles serve this spicy chicken stir fry on a bed of brown rice. If you cutting down on the carbs add some chopped bok choy and make it a chicken and vegetable stir fry. 

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