Hungry for Chinese take-out? I decided to try my hand at making my own! Slow simmer the chicken in this delicious easy-to-make sauce. Serve this dish over steamed rice and add a crisp tender veggie stir-fry, and you have a great Chinese take-out meal. Enjoy!
I use a small electric skillet unless I am doubling the recipe, then I use a large electric skillet. It is easier to regulate the heat using an electric skillet, but you can use a nonstick skillet if you prefer.
Place the prepared chicken in the electric skillet.
In a 2 cup Pyrex glass measuring cup, measure one cup of water, then add the rest of the 6 ingredients to make the sauce. Microwave for 2 1/2 minutes and whisk until smooth.
Pour mixture over the chicken in the pan. The sauce will not cover the chicken completely.
Cover the chicken with a lid and simmer over very low heat. My lowest simmer setting is almost on warm. Cook 30 minutes, turning the chicken two or three times with tongs, then remove the lid.
Cook the chicken without the lid over low heat, stirring frequently as it thickens, basting the chicken with the sauce often. This will take about 20 or 30 minutes to become nice and thick.
This is how it looks as it starts to thicken...
As the sauce cooks, it thickens, and it will stick to the chicken. Serve over rice and add a tender crisp veggie stir fry. Enjoy!