Best Ever Chinese Chicken

NEENA SHAW Recipe

By NEENA SHAW APPEALINGTOTASTE

MY DAUGHTER BROUGHT HOME HER FRIENDS FROM CHINA. I WANTED TO MAKE SOMETHING THEY COULD RELATE TO SO I TRIED THIS RECIPE. IT WAS EASY TO ASSEMBLE AND MAKE. NOT ONLY DID THE FRIENDS FROM CHINA LOVE IT BUT MY FAMILY ALSO LOVED IT. I WILL BE MAKING IT AGAIN.


Recipe Rating:
 21 Ratings
Serves:
4-6
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stir-Fry

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The whole Kitchen Crew fell in love with this dish. We loved the crunch of the cashews and the chunky, satisfying chicken. This one deserves a big gold star... and a Blue Ribbon!

Ingredients

4
boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1/2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 Tbsp
soy sauce
3 Tbsp
peanut oil
1
green bell pepper, sliced
4
mushrooms, sliced
1/2 lb
snow peas, cut in half
1/2 c
cashews
1/4 tsp
ground ginger
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
SAUCE INGREDIENTS
6 Tbsp
soy sauce
3 Tbsp
white wine
1/2 Tbsp
cider vinegar
3 Tbsp
brown sugar
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 Tbsp
oil


Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl combine chicken with cornstarch and soy sauce, stir well and let sit at least 5 minutes.
2
Clean, cut and prepare all ingredients ahead of time, including sauce mixture.
3
In a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat, heat oil, add chicken and quickly stir-fry until done, 2-3 minutes.
4
Remove chicken from pan and set aside on a plate.
5
Add sliced green pepper and mushrooms to pan and stir-fry 2 minutes.
6
Add pea pods and nuts, stir fry 2 more minutes and add ginger and cayenne.
7
Return chicken to pan with vegetables, add sauce and stir.
8
Cover skillet and cook 5 minutes over medium heat. Serve over boiled white rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Collection: Asian Inspired
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
  • Comments

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    Jan Kehoe Pssionate1 - Jun 22, 2010
    Neena A simple suggestion I would use sesame oil to give it a little more of an asian flavor.
  • user
    Becca Balk Rayn - Jul 11, 2010
    Sesame oil is a great idea, it makes it do-able for me to try as I'm allergic to peanut.
  • user
    Linda Hankin justfoolin - Jul 18, 2010
    Sounds yummy, will definitely give this a try. I live in a small town with where there is no good chinese food.
  • user
    CAROL GORNTO labrescue - Jul 31, 2010
    Yum...try throwing in cashews at the last minute, and using Inoki and Shitaki mushrooms.......REALLY YUM! Red pepper flakes make a nice "kick", and cut-up broccoli will stretch this dish even further, if you have a family to feed.
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    Leah Stacey CookingMaven - Aug 29, 2010
    I made this tonight and it was yummy! Great Job! My kids even liked it!