For Shae, who discovered this on a Chinese buffet. I had found this on a buffet also. It is a great little dish, with a little bite of pepper that is quite addictive!
For the Stir-Fry
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs (skinless boneless breast substitution ok)
- 6 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 cup frozen peas and carrot
- cooking oil
- hot steamed rice
For the Sauce
- 1⁄4 cup oyster sauce
- 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon rice wine or 1 teaspoon sake
- Note: This recipe calls for boneless thigh meat, which is preferred, but I tried using breast meat and the result was fine also.
- Mix together sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
- Cut chicken into a small dice, about 1/4-inch.
- Heat 1-2 cups peanut or other cooking oil in your wok.
- Place cornstarch in a small bowl and begin to dust chicken pieces, shaking off excess.
- Fry in hot oil in small batches until crispy and golden, about 2-3 minutes; drain.
- Remove oil from wok and discard.
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok and stir-fry onion about 1 minute; add peas and carrots and cook another 30 seconds.
- Add sauce mixture to wok along with chicken pieces and stir to coat everything evenly.
- Serve at once with hot steamed rice.
Sue has re-created my favorite dish from a local chinese buffet with this recipe. I will admit, Asian cooking is mysterious to me and I couldn't imagine "my dish" coming out of these ingredients...but Sue obviously knows what she is doing!! These tender chicken bites have an awesome rich peppery flavor with just a hint of sweetness. I like to slice the onion in long pieces because when you get a bite of onion with the chicken it gives it an extra surprise!! I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful this dish is...you are just going to have to try it! Sue, thanks for all your hard work and coming up with this to-die-for recipe that will be made in this house often! :)
A winner! I will defintly be making this one again. I added snow peas instead of the other vegies ~ would also be nice with some honey or beef. If you like Asian food, I reccomend this dish.
Wow - yes addictive - yes wonderful- yes I'll do this again~~~~~ I too, stir fried the chicken (Used skinless breasts) I did add 1 tsp blackbean sauce and 1 tsp Hoisin. The recipe is easy to make, clear step by step instructions and very attractive to look at. Thanks SueL for another gourmet meal