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Total Time
50mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 10 mins

In '300 Best Stir-Fry Recipes' by Nancie McDermott

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Marinade--in a bowl combine soy sauce, sherry, cornstarch and oil; stir well into a smooth sauce.
  2. Add chicken, stirring to coat evenly.
  3. Set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
  4. Sauce--in a small bowl, combine soy sauce, sherry, vinegar, sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir well into a smooth sauce; set aside.
  5. Heat a wok or a large deep skillet over high heat.
  6. Add vegetable oil and swirl to coat the pan.
  7. Add chilies and peppercorns, if using, and toss well.
  8. Add chicken mixture and spread into a single layer.
  9. Cook, undisturbed, until edges turn white, about 1 minute.
  10. Toss well; add garlic, ginger and green onions.
  11. Cook, tossing occasionally, until chicken has changed color, 1-2 minutes.
  12. Stir sauce and add to pan.
  13. Cook, tossing often, until sauce thickens and coats everything and chicken is cooked through, about 1 minute more.
  14. Add peanuts and sesame oil and toss once more.
  15. Transfer to a serving plate; serve hot or warm.
  16. May serve with hot cooked rice.