I made this for the first time last night & my husband announce that we will be having it again! The chicken is moist, the glaze is a very mild sweet & sour and its simle to make! The recipe came from the Canadian Living booth at the Good Food Festival in Toronto.
From Everyday Italian on Foodtv.com. This recipe gets better with age. On the show, Giada suggests making it a day ahead to let the flavors get together, although it can be served the same day as well.
I have tried and tried for years to get this recipe from my favourite Chinese Szechuan Restaurant and there it is in today's newspaper!!! We have even had a Recipezaar get togethers to try and pick the ingredients!
From Double Eight Chinese Restaurant in Broadbeach. Thanks to Joan and John Mei.
Can also be called Kung Pao Chicken or Gong Bao Chicken but I have gone with the original restaurant name.
Before discovering Zaar, I had a a terrible habit of printing off recipes from other sights or clipping them from magazines and newspapers anticipating making them in the future. This particular recipe I printed in Sept/03 and decided to make it yesterday Jan.10/06 as I wanted to try something a bit different with chicken. It is from another site - southernfood.about.com and was very simple to make. My hubby was the taste tester for this particular dish and it must have met with his approval as there was a note on the kitchen table when I got home today that said - "Hope there is chicken left for me for dinner tomorrow. It is really, really good."
You may never grill, fry or bake chicken again without using this brine first, it will produce the most flavourful juicy moist chicken you will *ever* have, it's a must for chicken and turkey breasts, and makes the best fried chicken on this planet! Plan ahead the chicken needs to marinade in the buttermilk brine for a minimum of 8 hours or up to 24 hours. This brine is enough to cover about 4 pounds chicken pieces. You can double the recipe and use it on a small whole turkey also, the cumin is only optional, if you are not a lover of cumin then you can omit but it really brings out so much extra flavor without being overpowering.... you will *LOVE* this brine! also see my recipe #225220 and recipe #148225.
I love this chicken recipe--after messing around with oil fried chicken, I found this recipe and it's exactly what I was looking for, darn close to "real" fried chicken without the hassle of oil frying. There is marinating time, but otherwise super easy. Don't be intimidated by th amount of hot pepper sauce in the marinade, the chicken will pick up only some of the heat.