Taiwanese Jalapeño Chicken

Back in Dallas, I had unlimited access to all types of food. One of my favorite was a Taiwanese spot called Genroku. Their jalapeño chicken is to die for! The spice is intense at first, but quickly becomes addictive. I can’t stop craving it.

But as there is no Genroku here, I resorted to making my own. The original didn’t call for red cabbage, but I wanted some veggies and that’s what I had in my fridge.


  • 1 tsp of vegetable oil
  • chicken breast (chopped into squares)
  • 1/3 cup of sesame oil
  • 1 tsp of diced ginger
  • 1 tsp of diced garlic
  • 1/3 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of rice wine
  • 3 tbs of sugar
  • 2 jalapeños
  • 1/2 a head of red cabbage


  1. Stir-fry chicken in vegetable oil until golden, remove from pan
  2. Saute ginger and garlic in sesame oil
  3. Toss in chicken
  4. Pour in the rest of the ingredients
  5. Let it come to a boil, and then lower heat and leave to simmer (about 5-10 minutes, depending on heat)
  6. Once the liquids are reduced to a thick sauce, remove and enjoy

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