sweet sweet chinese chicken

Enjoy a  much lighter less fat version (with less calories too of course) of your fave chinese take-out recipe whipped up right at home.    I can honestly say that this is better than take out~ so can my hubby who LOVES chinese food. Give it a try, you won’t be sorry! 

My recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart’s General Tso’s Recipe.

Ingredients

  • your fave rice
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 3-4 cups of snow peas (still in the shell)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or sliced into tiny pieces
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  Cook your rice. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1/2 cup cold water until smooth. Add snow peas, garlic, ginger, sugar, soy sauce, and red-pepper flakes; toss to combine, and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together egg whites, remaining 3 tablespoons cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken, and toss to coat.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Lift half the chicken from egg-white mixture (shaking off excess), and add to skillet. Cook, turning occasionally, until golden, 6 to 8 minutes.
Transfer to a plate; repeat with remaining oil and chicken, and set aside (reserve skillet).
Add snow-pea mixture to skillet. Cover; cook until snow peas are tender and sauce has thickened, 3 to 5 minutes
 Return chicken to skillet (with any juices); toss to coat. Serve with rice.
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11 thoughts on “sweet sweet chinese chicken

  1. Audrey's Mommie says:

    your food always looks sooo good! I love the site because its easy to navigate and very simple and easy on the eyes. Great site!!! I hope you keep this public because i’m sure it’s a great resource for moms like me who have need a little inspiration on fashion and food :D

  2. julie ma says:

    love it! keep blogging! you go girl!

  3. patty and lo says:

    Looks deelish….def gonna try this out! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Annie says:

    Yummy! Love all your food related posts thanks! You are an inspiration and motivates me to be a better mom and wife.

  5. Cindy says:

    Made this for husband and he loved it. O had some chicken with her spaghetti and she ate a an entire bowl.

  6. Cindy m says:

    Finally made it today and it was really yummy! The more hubby ate the more he liked it, he said. The sauce is so good, I wanna try it with other stuff. Thanks, Sooae! Oh, I need to buy a nonstick wok though. Dont own one and I think it wouldve been easier to make if I did. Any recommendations?

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