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Chicken and veggies in a skillet.

Hunan Chicken

This Hunan Chicken is a colorful and flavorful dish made with chicken, vegetables and savory sauce. This dish is ready in 3 simple steps and ingredients can be adapted to what you have on hand.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword hunan chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 461 kcal
Author Anna


for the chicken:

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 bell pepper chopped (see note)
  • 6 baby Bella mushrooms
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1.5 cups broccoli florets

for the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce see note
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar or honey
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons Sambal oelek chili sauce see note


  1. In a medium bowl, toss chicken with cornstarch.
  2. Heat up vegetable oil in a pan.
  3. Fry chicken in batches, then remove onto a plate and set aside.
  4. Add ginger and garlic to pan and saute for 2 minutes over medium heat.
  5. Add peppers, broccoli and carrots. Saute until the peppers soften.
  6. Add mushrooms and saute for 3 minutes, stirring often.
  7. In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, mix sauce ingredients.
  8. Return the chicken to skillet and mix with veggies.
  9. Pour sauce mixture into the skillet and stir in.
  10. Simmer until the sauce thickens.
  11. Serve over rice or noodles.

Recipe Notes

  1. I used half of red bell pepper and half of green bell pepper.
  2. If you don't have fresh ginger, use 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger.
  3. If you don't want to use oyster sauce, use hoisin sauce or sweet soy sauce (it's much thicker than regular soy sauce).
  4. If you like spicy food, use 4 teaspoons of sambal oelek.
  5. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
Hunan Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 146mg49%
Sodium 860mg37%
Potassium 1318mg38%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 52g104%
Vitamin A 6575IU132%
Vitamin C 74mg90%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.