Spicy Chicken Pot

Cuisine: Chinese  |   Prep Time: 40 minutes  |  Cook Time: 30 minutes   |   Serve: 2 to 3 persons

Have you tried Spicy Chicken Pot? It’s considered a fairly new dish (few years) with the ever-growing Szechuan style hot pot and this is one of them. In my opinion, this dish is a combination of the Mala and oyster sauce flavour which quickly became one of my favourites. Here is a simplified version of the Spicy Chicken Hot Pot that you too can try making!


Spicy Chicken Hot Pot

Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese


  • Half chicken cut into pieces
  • 7 slices Ginger
  • 4 clove Garlic
  • Coriander (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp Dry chili (optional for less spicy)
  • 3 tbsp Mala paste
  • 1 tsp Szechuan peppercorn seed (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Szechuan powder (optional)
  • White pepper
  • Oil
  • 3-4 cups Water

Other hot pot ingredients (anything you like)

  • Shiitake/Enoki
  • Vegetables
  • Meatballs


  • Marinate chicken with 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp cooking wine, white pepper. Leave it in the fridge to marinate for 20-30 minutes.
  • Heat your pan with 1claypot with 1 tbsp oil and fry the sliced ginger, onion and garlic until fragrant. Add the mala paste, dry chili, Szechuan peppercorn and Szechuan powder to cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add in the marinated chicken and stir fry for 10 minutes in medium heat and then add in 3-4 cups of water or with chicken stock.
  • Leave it to boil for another 10 minutes and add in other hot pot ingredients you like!
  • Serve and enjoy!
Keyword hot pot chicken, spicy chicken

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