Washing Dishes and Knives While Making Paula Deen’s Szechaun Chicken

Making this Paula Deen dish my students learned many skills. Some of these skills I thought were just a given.  You know like washing dishes and knife safety.  Either I did not do such a hot job when we discussed these topics or in the excitement of preparing and eating such a delicious meal they did not rank up there with what was important.  Anyway we all learned from our mistakes and I still have all of my fingers!

I love this recipe!  It is always a hit with my students.  If you’re not a fan of Paula Dean because you think that everything she makes is unhealthy think again.  This recipe is full of flavor and very healthy.  The sesame oil, chile paste, and soy sauce are the players that do their magic lighting up the taste buds.  Here is the recipe and if you have a few minutes the video on the home page is the demonstration that I did last fall of this very recipe.  While you’re here take a look at what the future holds for the these cooking stars.

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Happy Cooking,

The Teacher Cooks



Filed under Main dish, pasta

42 responses to “Washing Dishes and Knives While Making Paula Deen’s Szechaun Chicken

  1. It never ceases to amaze me how they can take the same recipe and make so many different versions of it! This looks like a great recipe for my students, too!!!

  2. taryn

    i loved this dish. i learned that this didnt take as long as i thought.

  3. Rachel Carvalho

    I learned that mixing the ingredients to pour over the vegetables too soon can be not such a great idea!

  4. Kamron Munch

    I learned how to butterfly a chicken breast.

  5. Jessica Turner

    This was really good to be so healthy. Not to spicy and a little tangy, very good. It was even better when you mixed the noodles with everything.

  6. I never knew that ginger looked like a big blob. And i didn’t know that you could mince it.

  7. Ladd Morgan

    I learned if you too much of that chili paste stuff, your mouth is gonna be on fire! I also that after making this the aroma of a chinese restaurant would linger in my clothes for a WEEK!

  8. Brett

    This was probably my favorite lab by far

  9. Jessica Headen

    I learned that cooking a lot of spices will make your throat itch.

  10. Kateca F

    I learned that chili paste can burn.

  11. KatyBurger

    I learned that you need to put all the chicken breasts in at one time instead of a few at a time.

  12. KhaMaria Jones

    This was a great dish to cook, our classroom smelled like a chinese resturant. I put to much sesame seed oil in the skillet.

  13. heather

    This was by far my favorite dish we have made, i learned that you should always cook all your chicken at once.

  14. Brittany M 1st

    It was good to try and fun to make, just not realy into the hot spicey food

  15. Mandi 1st block.

    I learned that if you put too much chili pastein your chicken it will make it spicier.

  16. Kayla Daniels

    I thought this dish we made was very hot & spicy it was so good.

  17. kristin 1st

    I learned how to cut chicken.

  18. Denisse 2nd

    this was something really different it fun to make!. and i learned you need to be careful when cooking chili pastte becouse it burns easily!.

  19. liz 2nd

    i learned to remember the order of the ingriedents and chili paste can burn!

  20. Adam G

    I learned that you should open a window or two when preparing this chicken. The smell got into everyone’s throat so everyone was coughing. Good times.

  21. Olivia J

    I learned that chile paste makes the chicken look burnt.

  22. Le'Keitha

    I learned that this dish requires many ingredeints and that you must keep the windows open to let the smoke out

  23. shiya hargrow

    our dish was the best in my case because we made our recipe just a little spicier than the others this was also a complicated dish because you could barely breathe with the aroma of the food

  24. Kelsey R

    I learned to not put knives in the sink while washing other dishes.

  25. alaina blackstock

    i learned you have to cut the chicken into strips, not chunks.

  26. anissa beason

    the chile paste makes it hot.

  27. jamal turner 2ndpd

    i learned that the dark color in the chicken isnt burnt but is the chilie paste

  28. Thomas Harris

    I learned that chill paste will make the chicken looked burned but it really isnt

  29. Chase DuCharme

    I learned that different colored peppers have different tastes.

  30. Kaytlyn 2nd

    I learned how to butterfly chicken.

  31. Jenna Hanson

    I learned that you can put less chile paste in it and it will not be as hot.

  32. jasmine mccoy

    i learned the chili paste can burn every fast

  33. Austin Whiteley

    i learned how to cut chicken professionaly; in strips, not chunks!

  34. Myah Edwards(:*

    I learned not to put too much ginger or it will overpower the rest of the ingredients.

  35. sethyy

    I learned how to butterfly a chicken breast.

  36. Abigail Kremer

    This was really easy to make and I didn’t know you could add spice without actually adding peppers.

  37. Savoi Goggins

    I learned not to put alot of chile paste on the food and it will not be as hot.

  38. miya Dixon

    this was fun to make and really good to eat and it didnt take a long time to make

  39. Lucinda

    I learned that chili paste is very spicy and not to use too much.

  40. Mallori

    i love how you put all those colors together it looks great and i learned how this is a easy dish to make (:

  41. Mariama Jallow

    This dish looks so complicated but in fact it was fairly simple when cooking with friends! I loved the chinese touch and i’m glad i have this recipe! I learned yellow, red , and green peppers each have a different taste

  42. Marlee king

    I learned how to properly cut chicken.

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