Sunday, November 17, 2013

Kung Pao Chicken

So, I have been thinking to start my weekend with chinese cuisine, and was thinking to try something new, and came across with this spicy, nutty, sweet and yummy recipe

Kung pao chicken  is a spicy stir-fry dish made with chickenpeanutsvegetables, and chili peppers. The classic dish is Szechuan cuisine originated in the Sichuan Province of central-western China and includes Sichuan peppercorns. Although the dish is found throughout China, there are regional variations that are typically less spicy than the Sichuan serving.  
So yes its upto you, can adjust spices, I would say my recipe is moderate and I served it with my homemade Egg Fried Rice 

and as a part of a weekend we ended up with Chocolate Creme Pie, yummy! 

for this recipe you need:

chicken boneless 1 lb, small cubes
corn flour/starch 1 tsp, heaped
soy sauce 1 tsp
egg 1/2, slightly beaten 

chicken stock 1 cup
corn flour 1 tsp
soy sauce 2 tbsp
chili sauce 2 tbsp
oyster sauce 1 tbsp
brown sugar 1 tbsp
white vinegar 2 tbsp 
chicken powder/salt 1/2 tsp
white pepper 1/2 tsp

Rest we need:
oil 2 tbsp
ginger 1 tbsp, coarsely chopped
garlic 1 tbsp, coarsely chopped 
red button chilies 4 -5, crushed and turned into flakes 
onion 1/2 cup, cubed
bell pepper 1/2, cubed
spring onion 1, chopped
peanuts roasted 1/2 cup
sesame oil 1 tsp (optional)

First mix chicken pieces with corn flour, egg and soy sauce, mix, and deep fry till they get golden color

start making sauce, in sauce pan, add chicken stock, soy sauce, chili sauce, oyster sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, chicken powder, white pepper and corn flour, mix it with whisk. Now put it over flame and keep on whisking till sauce thickens a bit and you will see turning it glossy - means it done

now, assembling, heat oil add ginger, garlic and fry till you feel aroma

add crushed red chilies (put your whole button chilies in a bowl, with the back of spoon crush them almost 1 tbsp), fry

add onion and capsicum mix and add fried chicken, toss well

add pre cooked sauce and 1/4 cup of peanuts, and spring onion, mix and cook for a minute

dish out and scatter remaining peanuts over it and serve and enjoy! 

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