Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

So easy and no one will guess what's in the secret sauce. Serve hot over white rice!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fold together the marinade ingredients and dump into a plastic bag with sliced chicken; marinate chicken for at least five minutes.
  2. In the meantime, add all secret sauce ingredients to a blender or food processor, and pulse a few times until well-blended. It will foam a little bit.
  3. Heat oil over high heat in a large skillet or wok. Stir-fry the meat for 2-3 minutes or until it turns color. Don't overcook, as it will be back in the pan again. Transfer to a platter.
  4. Add a little more peanut oil to the wok if it needs it. Stir fry water chestnuts and green onions (reserving some for garnish) for two minutes; add secret sauce and bring to a boil, then cook for two minutes. Return meat, add cherries and stir thoroughly to heat through.
  5. Remove from heat; garnish with reserved green onion and serve hot over rice.


Most Helpful

Followed your ingredients right on down, although I was sorely tempted to substitute something else for the coffee & even more surprised that the taste was hardly noticeable! We very much enjoyed the cherry flavor in this chicken dish & my other half particularly appreciated the inclusion of the coffee! Many thanks! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike September 08, 2008

I thought this was a creative use of contest ingredients. I thought the stir fry itself could have done without the cherries. I didn't care for the mushy texture of the cooked fruit in a savory stir fry. I did like the sauce. I thought the flavors were interesting & no one would ever guess it had jello and coffee of all things in it. I did add a 1/4 t. of crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce mix. Although I wouldn't rush to make this again, I am glad I tried it and my DH rated it higher. If one likes cooked fruit this just might be worth adding to your must make list!

Susie D August 25, 2008

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