Cherry Chicken Stir Fry

"So easy and no one will guess what's in the secret sauce. Serve hot over white rice!"
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  • 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.

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  1. Followed your ingredients right on down, although I was sorely tempted to substitute something else for the coffee & even more surprised that the taste was hardly noticeable! We very much enjoyed the cherry flavor in this chicken dish & my other half particularly appreciated the inclusion of the coffee! Many thanks! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]
  2. I thought this was a creative use of contest ingredients. I thought the stir fry itself could have done without the cherries. I didn't care for the mushy texture of the cooked fruit in a savory stir fry. I did like the sauce. I thought the flavors were interesting & no one would ever guess it had jello and coffee of all things in it. I did add a 1/4 t. of crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce mix. Although I wouldn't rush to make this again, I am glad I tried it and my DH rated it higher. If one likes cooked fruit this just might be worth adding to your must make list!



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