Fold together the marinade ingredients and dump into a plastic bag with sliced chicken; marinate chicken for at least five minutes.
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.
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.
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.
Remove from heat; garnish with reserved green onion and serve hot over rice.