Szechuan Chicken and Noodles

Szechuan Chicken is a simple, spicy twist to chicken stir-fry. It is full of vegetables, protein and amazing Asian-inspired flavor. If you are looking for a Chinese take-out recipe to make at home, try this Szechuan Chicken!

I have been on a Chinese food kick lately (my husband finally had to ask me to start making something else) and this meal is definitely at the top of my Chinese food favorites!

Chinese take-out Szechuan Chicken

Going out to dinner for Chinese is so great, but have you ever tried staying in and making your own? Not only will it save you money, but it is so much healthier.

This is the perfect make-at-home takeout dish that your family will love.

This Asian inspired chicken stir fry dish is extremely high in calories at most Chinese restaurants, but making it from home allows you to put ingredients in that are good for you and have better nutritional value.

My favorite thing about this recipe is that it is all made in one pan!  So not only is this recipe so easy to make, but the clean up afterwards is a breeze.  It doesn’t get much better than that.

make this chicken stir fry dish your own

If you have picky eaters, don’t panic. This Szechuan chicken recipe was made for picky eaters. I love how flexible this recipe is because you can add or switch out any ingredients you need to.

If you are looking to add a few more vegetables, go for it! This is a stir-fry so anything goes.

We love adding zucchini, water chestnuts, green beans, carrots, celery, peppers, etc. The possibilities are endless. If you have vegetables lying around, throw them in.

If you aren’t much of a noodle person, no stress. Rice would also go perfectly with this Szechuan Chicken dish.

You could even make our delicious Fried Rice to go with this recipe.

make Chicken Szechuan a freezer meal

This recipe could easily be made into a freezer meal.

Throw your raw chicken breast pieces, peppers, onion, broccoli, garlic and paprika into a gallon-sized resealable freezer bag. Pour in the sauce, zip up the bag, and shake until it’s fully combined. Place in the freezer until ready to serve. We recommend using the freezer meal before 3 months of putting it into the freezer.

When you are ready to use it, place contents into a slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours. Make your noodles or rice according to package directions.

Because the sauce and juices will cook into the chicken, you may want to have a little extra sauce on hand to pour over the finished product.

Serve warm and enjoy!

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Serves: 6

Szechuan Chicken and Noodles

Delicious chicken, broccoli and linguine tossed in a teriyaki sauce.

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (13.25 ounce) package linguine noodles
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 green bell peppers (diced)
  • 1 3/4 cups teriyaki sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika 
  • 2 cups broccoli florets (steamed)


  1. Cook the linguine noodles according to the directions on the package.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add the chicken and cook until chicken turns white and is no longer pink on the inside (takes about 8-10 minutes).
  3. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add olive oil over medium heat.
  5. Add the onion and bell pepper and saute until soft (about 8 minutes).
  6. Once the vegetables are done, add the cooked chicken back to the skillet.
  7. Add in the sauce, minced garlic and paprika. Stir well. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook for 5-8 more minutes, or until marinade is thoroughly heated and slightly thickened.
  8. Fold in steamed broccoli.
  9. When linguine is done cooking drain the water and then add noodles into the chicken/sauce mixture.
  10. Stir to combine and serve.



734 cal


59 g


48 g


9 g
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