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    Empress Chicken

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    Charmie777's Note:

    Empress chicken was my favorite thing to order at the local chinese restaurant. They switched over to "fast food" chinese, and this dish got lost in the translation! I found this recipe online, and it's very close to my beloved dish! Great over rice. NOTE: The amount of cornstarch has been adjusted based upon reviewers' comments.

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    1. 1
      Combine first 7 ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously. Store in fridge until ready.
    2. 2
      Mix chicken with 1/4 cup dark soy sauce. Stir in egg.
    3. 3
      Add cornstarch and mix chicken until coated.
    4. 4
      Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.
    5. 5
      Drain on paper towels.
    6. 6
      Place a small amount of oil in wok and heat to very hot.
    7. 7
      Add onions and peppers and stir fry 30 seconds.
    8. 8
      Stir in sauce mixture (shake again first).
    9. 9
      Cook until thick. If it gets too thick, add some water until desired consistency.
    10. 10
      Add chicken and cook until hot and bubbly.
    11. 11
      Serve over hot rice.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 06, 2014


      My son picked this recipe for me to make, and I'm so glad he did! It is delicious. There was a hint of heat, but not too much. A perfect treat for my weekend meal. Made for Culinary Quest Summer 2014. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on July 02, 2010


      The Chinese restaurant is a two hour drive from my home and after making mostly stir fries this felt just like eating out. I left out the hot peppers,so DDs can enjoy it as well too (they prefered the chicken without the sauce). I wish zaar had more than five stars,because this one is getting ten. What a great way to end ZWT6. It was the last recipe for me and also the best one. Did I mention that DH was so quiet while eating it? He's really a talker,but when something this yummy comes up I don't hear a peep out of him.

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    • on June 30, 2010


      Wow - what can I say that hasn't already been said before? This was absolutely delicious. Rather than 8 small hot pepper, I used 1 jalapeno and a handful of dried hot chili peppers. The heat was perfect. I also added 1 large diced red bell pepper. Other than that, I made this exactly as posted, using 1/4 cup cornstarch in the marinade and 1/2 cup to coat the chicken. Raves all around! Served this with jasmine rice. Made for ZWT6.

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    Nutritional Facts for Empress Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (488 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 752.0
    Calories from Fat 98
    Total Fat 10.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 264.4 mg
    Sodium 3748.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 76.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    Sugars 44.5 g
    Protein 84.3 g

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