Sunday, September 5, 2010

Day 247: Szechuan Chicken

After cooking for company all day yesterday all I wanted to do last night was sit down and read a book.  But my family still had to eat dinner, so I chose a very simple and quick recipe.  I found this here.

Szechuan Chicken
10" dutch oven

1 lb chicken
1/4 cup cornstarch (I'm guessing here--may have been less)
1-2 Tbsp oil (I used olive oil but was thinking sesame oil might be good)
1 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
3-5 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1-2 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp Sugar
1/4 cup water
3 diced green onions
dash of cayenne pepper (I used red pepper flakes)

Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes and lightly coat with corn starch. Heat oil in a 10" dutch oven and add minced garlic. Add chicken and fry until all sides are white. Add soy sauce, vinegar and sprinkle with sugar. Add the water--more or less depending on how strong of a flavor you want and how runny you want the sauce. Add diced green onions and cayenne pepper. You can make it as spicy as you want. Serve with rice.  Serves 4-6.

Sorry, I wasn't able to get a picture of this one!

The Review

This was good, but i't wasn't anything special.  My family really liked it and there wasn't anything left after dinner.  I'll make this again, but probably not too often.  We gave this a B.

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