Spicy Garlic Chicken

Spicy Garlic ChickenThis garlic chicken recipe is really simple to make, and after you try it, you might think to yourself, why is it garlic chicken, when it only calls for a a tablespoon of chopped garlic? Now as you think of that, you will also be thinking of how wonderful the texture and flavors are in your mouth. Once again, another really simply throw together recipe, with a few ingredients. You can serve it over rice, or part of vegetable stir fry, your call.


  • 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cleaned and cut into smaller cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sherry cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro roots
  • Cooked rice (optional)

For the sauce to stir fry in:

  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 4 tbsp of chicken stock

Begin by mixing the soy sauce and cornstarch, and toss in the chicken. Mix well, and marinate for roughly 20 minutes or longer (the longer the better). When you are ready, begin by warming up your olive oil in pan. Toss in garlic and cilantro root (Note that if you trim the dirty part of the bunch of cilantro, you can finely chop these stems, of which provide really great flavor in dishes), and quickly cook. Toss in the chicken, and stir fry until the chicken is no longer pink. Next, toss in the fish sauce, soy sauce, pepper, and sugar, and combine. Toss in the stock, and mix, bringing to a quick boil.

This is ready to serve. Place over rice, or accompany with stir fry vegetable. I used a chopped bok choy, carrrots, and scallion with garlic and oyster sauce with jalapeno rings. Enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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