Hot Pepper Chicken

Hot Pepper Chicken Recipe

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Ingredients

2
chicken breasts
pinch
salt
cornstarch
4
hot peppers, fresh
1 Tbsp
brown sugar
1 Tbsp
cider vinegar
2 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 Tbsp
wine
1/2 c
water
1 c
peanuts
2 Tbsp
oil

How to Make Hot Pepper Chicken

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cut chicken meat in sheets away from breast bone, slice into squares of 1x1".
  • 2Dredge in a mixture of corn starch and salt on a piece of wax paper; allow pieces to dry individually on wax paper about 20 minutes.
  • 3Remove seeds from fresh peppers and coarsely cut into strips; reserve.
  • 4Mix sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, wine together in a small bowl; reserve.
  • 5Heat oil in wok until smoking, add dredged chicken, stir fry on all sides - If oil is hot enough for chicken, pieces will not stick to wok.
  • 6Add sugar and vinegar reserve, hot peppers; cover wok.
  • 7Add 1/2 cup water, cook over medium heat 5 minutes; self gravy should form in the bottom of wok.
  • 8Stir chicken in gravy so it will cook in gravy.
  • 9Gravy should become gelatinous after 5 minutes of cooking.
  • 10If gravy becomes too thick, thin gravy out with small amounts of water.
  • 11Sprinkle in 1 cup of peanuts, mix thoroughly.
  • 12NOTE: Canned hot peppers are too soft to be used for this dish - If desired, dried cayenne peppers can be reconstituted for use.
  • 13If you are fond of this dish, it is well to freeze your own hot peppers, in season.

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About Hot Pepper Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy