Velveting Chicken Chinese Style

barbara lentz


This is a technique used by Chinese restaurants to make the chicken feel smooth to the palate. Can be used in any Chinese recipe calling for chicken


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45 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


  • 1
    egg white
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 lb
    chicken breast or boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into pieces
  • 8 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    peanut oil

How to Make Velveting Chicken Chinese Style


  1. Mix the egg white, rice vinegar, cornstarch, and peanut oil together. Add the chicken and cover and marinate in the fridge for 30 to 45 minutes.
  2. Bring the water and salt to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Pour off the excess marinade and place the chicken in the water. Cook 1 minute drain
  3. store in fridge until ready to use.

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About Velveting Chicken Chinese Style

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese

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