Friday, August 26, 2011

Hsing Jen Chi Ting - Cantonese Chicken Recipe

Chicken and vegetable dish the Kitchen Mouse makes for his children and friends.
3 T. vegetable oil
1/2 t. salt
2 cups diced raw chicken
2 T. soy sauce
1 cup cooked peas
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup canned mushrooms
1 cup boiling water
1 T. cornstarch
1/4 cold water
1/2 cup toasted almonds (optional)

Step 1. Heat oil and salt in an electric frying pan or wok; when oil is very hot add chicken and sauté for 3 minutes. Add soy sauce and stir well.

Step 2. Add celery mushrooms, peas and boiling water very slowly. Mix cornstarch with cold water and add to wok. When the gravy has thickened and become clear, remove from heat and transfer to a shallow serving plate. Sprinkle with toasted almonds. Serve very hot with a side of plain or fried rice. Serves 5 or 6.

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