Chicken With Chinese Eggplant

Recipe by gadgetman0404
READY IN: 3hrs 15mins




  • Brine chicken for 1-3 hours in solution of 2 cups water, 1/4 cup kosher salt and 1/4 cup sugar.
  • Soak dried shrimp in sherry for 1-3 hours.
  • Meanwhile, halve eggplant then slice halves radially into 4 slices per half.
  • and then into smaller pieces.
  • Spread on cooling racks over the sink or cookie sheets.
  • Sprinkle with salt and weight down with heavy cutting board.
  • Let drain for one hour or more.
  • Quarter and slice onion, set aside.
  • Mince garlic, set aside.
  • Drain chicken and pat dry.
  • Strain shrimp out of sherry and discard shrimp (reserve sherry).
  • Combine sherry, hot sauce, dark soy sauce,light soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, splenda and tomato paste and whisk together.
  • Add half of oil to wok and heat over high heat.
  • Add chicken and cook about 1/2 way (but browned on all sides).
  • Remove to a plate.
  • Add remaining oil and allow to come to temperature.
  • Add onions, stir fry for about 1 minute.
  • Add Eggplant, stir fry for about 5 minutes.
  • Replace chicken in wok.
  • Add Sauce and Stir fry until done.
  • Serve with brown rice.