Canton Chicken and Snow Peas

Canton Chicken And Snow Peas

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb
    chicken breast, boneless and skinless, cut in chunks
  • 4
    dried mushrooms
  • 2 tsp
    soy sauce
  • 2 tsp
    cornstarch
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp
    salad oil
  • 1 small
    minced garlic clove
  • 1/2 c
    bamboo shoots, sliced
  • 1/4 lb
    snow pea pods, trimmed
  • COOKING INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1 Tbsp
    dry sherry
  • 2 Tbsp
    oyster sauce
  • 1/4 tsp
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch

How to Make Canton Chicken and Snow Peas

Step-by-Step

  1. Cover mushrooms with warm water, let stand for 30 minutes, then drain.
  2. Cut off and discard stems; squeeze mushrooms dry, thinly slice and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine soy, cornstarch, sherry, water and pepper.
  4. Add chicken and toss to coat, then stir in 1 1/2 teaspoon of the oil and let stand for fifteen minutes to marinate.
  5. Prepare cooking sauce - mix together water, sherry, oyster sauce, sugar, sesame oil and cornstarch and set aside.
  6. Place a wok or wide frying pan over high heat.
  7. When pan is hot, add 2 tablespoon of the oil.
  8. When oil begins to heat, add garlic and stir once.
  9. Add chicken and stir-fry until chicken is opaque (about 3 minutes).
  10. Remove chicken from pan.
  11. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan.
  12. When oil is hot, add mushrooms and bamboo shoots.
  13. Stir-fry for one minutes, adding a few drops water if pan appears dry.
  14. Add snow peas and stir-fry for 1 1/2 minutes, adding a few drops more water if pan appears dry.
  15. Return chicken to pan.
  16. Stir cooking sauce, add to pan, and cook, stirring until sauce bubbles and thickens.
  17. Variations: Cashew or Almond Chicken - first toast 1/2 cup cashews or blanched almonds in 1 tablespoon salad oil over medium-low heat until golden; remove from pan and set aside.
  18. Stir in nuts just before serving.

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About Canton Chicken and Snow Peas

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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