Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Don't be intimidated by the list of ingredients. The sauce is SO good.
- 1 1⁄4 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons sake (rice wine)
- 4 teaspoons honey
- 2 teaspoons chili paste with garlic
- 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
- 1 lb chicken, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 1 cup sliced green onion
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup red bell pepper, strips
- 3⁄4 cup diagonally cut carrot
- 1 1⁄2 cups snow peas, trimmed
- 4 cups hot cooked rice
- Combine the broth, 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp sake, 2 tsp honey, chile paste, and sesame oil, stirring with a whisk; set aside.
- Combine 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp sake, and 2 tsp honey in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add chicken pieces and toss to gently coat.
- Heat 1 1/2 tbsp peanut oil in a wok or pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken mixture and saute until cooked through.
- Once chicken is cooked remove from pan and wipe clean with a paper towel.
- Add 1 tbsp peanut oil to pan. Stir in onions, ginger, and garlic and saute 30 seconds. Add bell pepper and carrot; saute 2 minutes. Add snow peas; saute 1 minute. Stir in chicken and broth mixture.
- Bring to a boil; cook mixture 1 minute or until it thickens, stirring constantly.
- Serve over rice.
Actually, the first time I tried it, it was a touch bland, like seashorewalker says. However! Playing with the recipe & making it my own really spiced it up! The trick, in my opinion, is using 2 TABLESPOONS of Honey in the marniade & 2 or 3 Tablespoons of Honey in the sauce - depending on my sweet tooth that night. Also, use Teriyaki sauce instead of Soy Sauce. I probably also use more, fresh ginger & garlic than it calls for, but not much... maybe a 1/2 tablespoon more. Then instead of the carrots, I throw in some straw mushrooms, water chestnuts (get the whole & chop yourself - just tastes better), & bamboo shoots. You just need to play with it.
I made this exactly as the recipe states with no substitutions other that a few mushrooms in place of the full amount of snow peas. It was a tad bit too bland for us. Not enought flavor. And, the instructions do not say when add the ingredient mixture from step 1. I really went into this a super positive attitude that it would work out but the final product ended up being just to bland for us.