Friday, April 11, 2008

Kung Pao Chi (Chicken with chilies and nuts)

Yield 4 servings.
1 lb Chicken Breast, Boned Cut Into 1″ Cubes
4 tb Soy Sauce
1 1/2 tb Cold Water
1/4 ts Garlic Salt
4 Dried Red Chiles Or More To Taste
1 tb White Wine Or Sherry
1 tb Sugar
1/2 ts Salt
1 ts Sesame Oil
Oil For Deep Frying
1 ts Chopped Peeled Ginger root
1/2 c Peanuts


Combine chicken, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, cold water,
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch and garlic salt in bowl.
Stir evenly in one direction and let marinate 30
minutes. Remove tips and seeds from chiles, then cut
in 1-inch pieces. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons soy
sauce, wine, sugar, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, salt and
sesame oil in small bowl. Heat 2 to 3 inches oil in
wok to 400øF. Add chicken and fry 30 seconds. Remove
chicken and drain off all but 2 tablespoons oil. Heat
oil and fry chiles until black. Add ginger root and
chicken, stirring and tossing together. Add soy-wine
mixture and cook, stirring, just until thickened.
Remove from heat and sprinkle with nuts.

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