Koi Shui Ji

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Kou Shui Ji, or Mouth-watering Chicken is a signature dish in the Sichuan cuisine. The combined oil is the essential part of this dish that gives it the balance of savouriness and numbing spiciness. Follow the full recipe to make it a main dish, or halve it to serve as an appetiser.
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Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Chinese
Recipe Taste: Salty, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 3


  • 1 gm Chicken about whole
  • 4 slices Ginger
  • 2 stalks Spring Onion
  • Peanuts toasted, finely chopped or cashewnuts
  • Sesame Seeds toasted
  • large Cold water enough to immerse the chicken
  • Oil sichuan combined
  • 2 slices Ginger
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 4-6 Chilli dried
  • 2 leaves Bay Leaves bay
  • 1 tsp Peppercorn for step 1 sichuan or powder
  • 4-5 Peppercorn for step 2 grains sichuan
  • 2 tbsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Spice Powder chinese five
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • Sauce for
  • 4-6 tbsp Red Chillies or oil oil
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar black
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tbsp Cooking wine
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 tbsp Spring Onion minced
  • 1 sprig Coriander of leave


  • Sichuan combined oil - Mix chilli powder, 1 tsp Sichuan peppercorn, Chinese five spice powder and sesame seeds in a small bowl.
  • In a pan, add ginger slices, star anise, cumin, bay leaves, 4-5 grains of Sichuan peppercorn, dry chillies, and around 1 cup of oil. Heat ingredients over low heat. Note: Spices become bitter when overheated. Discard all the spices from the oil.
  • Pour the hot oil directly into the spice mixture in Step 1. You will smell the strong aroma during the process. Set the Sichuan Combined Oil aside.
  • Prepare the Chicken - In a large pot, add chicken, spring onions, ginger slices and cooking wine. Then add enough water to immerse the chicken and bring contents to boil over medium fire and continue cooking for about 10 mins. Turn off the heat, cove
  • Prepare ice water in a large bowl. Transfer the chicken out and immerse in ice water. Turn the chicken over several times until it is completely cooled down. Cut chicken into serving pieces and arrange on a plate. Note: Immersing the cooked chicken i
  • Combine all Sauce ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with toasted peanuts and white sesame seeds. Serve with steamed white rice.

Recipe Notes

Note: Sichuan dishes are famous for its fiery numbing spiciness. To adjust level of spiciness, try to add more sugar or reduce amount of chilli.
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Saba Shaikh
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hello Foodies, I m Saba Firoz Shaikh from mumbai and I'm homechef, I love to eat everything. I m here to share awesome recipes with u all.

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