Easy Hunan Chicken Recipe

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Hannah Published: December 22, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Easy Hunan Chicken

This flavorful Chinese Hunan chicken is loaded with crispy veggies and a spicy-sour sauce. Whip up this savory meal in just 30 minutes!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Hunan Chicken:

  • 1lbchicken breasts,shaved thinly
  • 1tbspcornstarch
  • ¼cupcanola oil
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 1tbspginger,minced
  • 1green zucchini,cut into half moon shapes
  • 4ozmushrooms,sliced thinly
  • 3cupsbroccoli florets
  • bamboo shoots,1 can, drained

For Hunan Sauce:

  • ½cupchicken broth
  • 1tspcornstarch
  • 2tbsplow sodium soy sauce
  • 2tbspoyster sauce
  • 1tbsprice wine vinegar
  • 1tspsugar
  • 1tbspSambal Oelek chili paste


  1. Add the chicken and cornstarch in a large zip lock bag.

  2. Seal tightly with air in the bag, then shake the bag until the chicken is well coated.

  3. Add the canola oil to the pan on medium-high heat.

  4. Cook the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until cooked through on both sides.

  5. In a small bowl, mix the chicken broth, cornstarch, soy sauce, oyster sauce, red wine vinegar, sugar, and chili paste together.

  6. Remove the chicken from the pan, then add in the garlic, ginger, zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli and bamboo shoots.

  7. Stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

  8. Add in the sauce and chicken, then toss to coat, cooking for 1 to 2 more minutes until the sauce has thickened.

  9. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 384.64kcal
  • Fat: 25.00g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.21g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.33g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.32g
  • Fiber: 0.98g
  • Sugar: 3.49g
  • Protein: 28.43g
  • Cholesterol: 73.47mg
  • Sodium: 637.32mg
  • Calcium: 57.57mg
  • Potassium: 738.50mg
  • Iron: 1.89mg
  • Vitamin A: 113.15µg
  • Vitamin C: 60.97mg
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