Firecracker Chicken

This is somewhat of an Asian/Chinese dish. It is pretty spicy, I must say! But it is really good! I also found this recipe from Mmm…Cafe blog! Check her out! She has awesome stuff!

Firecracker Chicken

Printable Version

Ingredients:

Marinade
½ tsp. salt
1 small egg white, beaten
1 Tbs. cornstarch
2 tsp. peanut oil
1 Tbs. Sherry wine
2 chicken breasts, diced

Coating
1 ½  cup cornstarch
¼  cup peanut oil

Sauce
4 Tablespoons ketchup
½  cup chicken broth
2 Tablespoon sugar
½  cup sweet chili sauce
6 cloves garlic, grated (I used garlic salt)
4 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

Directions:

In a large bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the marinade. Set aside. Add chicken to marinade and cover the bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

While chicken is marinating, prepare the sauce by whisking together all of the sauce ingredients in a large bowl. Set the prepared sauce aside.

Place the 1 cup of cornstarch in a large bowl. Add the marinated chicken to the cornstarch, tossing to evenly coat.

Transfer the coated chicken to a colander and shake off any excess cornstarch.

Place a large, deep sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add peanut oil.
Add prepared chicken to the pan, spread out so they aren’t touching each other.

Allow them to cook, tossing when necessary, until they are fully cooked throughout. Remove chicken from pan and place on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
Drain the excess oil from the pan and return the pan to the stove, placing it over medium heat. Add the prepared sauce and bring it to a boil.
Add the cooked chicken to the sauce and toss to evenly coat.


Spoon Firecracker Chicken on top of rice or quinoa and serve.

Source: Mmm…Cafe

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s