Chinese Garlic Chicken Recipe -
Chinese Garlic Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Chinese Garlic Chicken

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"The chicken in this dish is first stir fried with whole garlic cloves, then simmered with Chinese cooking wine and chicken stock until tender."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Season chicken with salt and black pepper. Toss with flour until coated.
  2. Heat peanut oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat until it begins to smoke. Add chicken, and stir fry until the pieces are lightly browned on the outside, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn heat to medium and stir in whole garlic cloves; continue stir frying for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn heat to low, and add Shao-Hsing wine, soy sauce, and chicken stock. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes until the chicken is tender. Remove garlic cloves before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 01, 2008

My husband is chinese so we have the Shiao hsing on hand at all times. I add minced garlic at the same time as the whole cloves. I also add chopped zucchini the last 5 minutes or so to have a vegetable in it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 31, 2007

This recipe was very good, but I feel like it was missing something. I added a few small minced shallots, minced some of the garlic and increased the amounts of the soy sauce and sherry a bit. Overall, very good and I will certainly be making again.

Jul 22, 2009

This was awesome! My family loved it, and my husband said it was almost as good as when he gets it at our favorite Chinese place!

Jun 24, 2010

It cooked to a beautiful golden brown and the aroma was mouthwatering and if you added corn starch it made a wonderful gravy; however it seemed to lack something in the flavors. I did have to use a dry sherry so I'm will to hedge that might have been it. Ended up having to add tons of salt but that only went so far. It is worth a shot especially if you prefer subtle flavors over bold ones.

Jan 29, 2010

A+!! This was so yummy and full of flavor. My whole family loved it. I did use white pepper in place of the black pepper. it gave it more of a asian flavor.

Dec 12, 2013

I absolutely love (and order) Garlic Chicken every time I visit a Chinese food restaurant and was very much hoping I'd be able to cook something similar at home - THIS RECIPE IS AWESOME AND TASTED GREAT! What was best is that its a very simple recipe to follow and you can add any veggies you want. I didn't have the Shao-Hsing or dry sherry and for only a few TBSP didn't want to buy it so I used a little soy sauce in it's place. It was delicious! Didn't change another thing with the base recipe but added my own veggies during the simmering phase. Thanks for a great recipe I know I'll use over and over.

Mar 08, 2014

This turned out great! I cut the amount of chicken in half and added lots of vegetables. I used mushrooms, broccoli and red pepper but I think any veggie would be good. Some reviews said it was a little bland so added a little red pepper flakes which gave it a nice kick.

Oct 24, 2013

it was better then manchewok jk its not but its better then dq and b king


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  • Calories
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 34.9 g
  • 70%
  • Sodium
  • 1406 mg
  • 56%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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