Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Chicken with Dry Red Pepper

A quick and simple chicken stir fry dish using the ingredients that I've already had in my fridge.


1 lb chicken thigh meat
1 eggplant, cut into medium-sized cubes
1 cup of shredded carrots
10 dry red pepper (seeded and rinse)
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
3 green onion, cut into 2" length
3.5 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
1.5 tablespoon sugar
1.5 tablespoon rice wine
1/2 salt
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1.5 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 cup chopped cashew

  • Cut the chicken meat into 1" cubes and marinate with 1 tablespoon each of soy sauce, cornstarch and oil for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat 1/2 cup of oil in a wok, stir fry the chicken meat for a couple of minutes or so over high heat and then set aside.
  • Saute dry pepper in the wok over medium heat with 2 tablespoon of oil until fragrant.
  • Add in ginger, garlic and green onion; continue to stir fry for another minute.
  • Add the chicken meat back to the wok, along with eggplants and shredded carrots; cook for another 5 minutes or so and then add the rest of the seasoning sauce.
  • Stir until thicken and heated thoroughly.
  • Remove, add some chopped cashew and serve hot over rice.

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