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Save yourself the trip to your local Chinese food restaurant, and make this authentic dish right at home with the freshest of ingredients! This recipe makes some extra sauce, so you have plenty for your rice ;)
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
- 1⁄2 onion, 1-inch squares
- 1 carrot, peeled, halved and sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, 1-inch squares
- 4 dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked and quartered
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 cup cashew nuts
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄4 cup shaoxing wine
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons chili paste with soybean (Chiu Chow Chili Oil)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cornstarch
- Heat Peanut and Sesame Oil in Wok over med-high heat.
- Fry Chicken until outsides are cooked, ie, all pink is no longer seen, about 1-2 minutes.
- Add Onions and Carrots and cook until slightly softened, about 2 minutes.
- Add Red Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, and Garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Add Cashew Nuts and cook for 1 minute, taking care not to burn the nuts.
- Add sauce: Soy Sauce, Shaoxing Rice Wine, Oyster Sauce, Dry Mustard, Sugar, Chili Oil, and Cornstarch; bring sauce to boil (to activate cornstarch) and remove from heat.
- Serve with steamed white rice.
This recipe is really good! I did make a few substitutions. I used boneless chicken thighs (for more flavor), and waterchestnuts instead of carrots and Chinese mushrooms, and I also added broccoli crowns. I also could not find the shaoxing wine, but it still had great flavor.
This was excellent. It was just as good if not better than what I could get at my favorite Chinese restaurant. I did find it necessary to cook the chicken longer than 2 minutes called for in the first step. I also had to cut the chili oil in half, it would have been too hot for me otherwise. I did add more mushrooms and a little broccoli just to increase the veggies.
Better than the similar dish at PF Chang. Simple to prepare and everyone in the family loved it. The instructions are perfect - just enough details and hints to understand what should be done. The Chiu Chow Chili Oil is new to me and a wonderful discovery. This recipe goes to the top of our asian list. I hope the author will post more such delights.