|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 3 to 4|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 15g||19%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Total Carbohydrate 11g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 72mg||361%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Two types of soy sauce add flavor to this recipe for stir-fried chicken with onion and sweet bell peppers.
1 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
3 teaspoons Chinese rice wine, or dry sherry, divided
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
4 tablespoons chicken broth, or water
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
3 tablespoons peanut oil, or vegetable oil, for stir-frying, divided
1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 green onion, finely chopped
Steps to Make It
In a bowl, marinate the chicken with the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons rice wine or dry sherry, pepper, and 3 teaspoons cornstarch, adding the cornstarch last. Let the chicken stand while preparing the other ingredients.
In a small bowl, combine the chicken broth or water, 1 1/2 teaspoons rice wine or dry sherry, sugar, and sesame oil. Whisk in 1 teaspoon cornstarch.
Heat a wok over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add half the ginger and garlic. Stir for about 10 seconds until aromatic, then add the chicken. Stir-fry the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes, until it turns white and is nearly cooked. Splash a bit of rice wine or dry sherry over the chicken while stir-frying if desired. Remove from the wok and drain in a colander or on paper towels. Clean out the wok.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the wok. Add the remainder of the ginger and garlic and stir for about 10 seconds until aromatic. Add the onion and green bell pepper. Stir-fry for a minute, then add the red bell pepper. Continue stir-frying for another minute, adding a bit of rice wine or dry sherry, chicken broth or water if the vegetables start to dry out.
Push the vegetables to the side and add the chicken. Stir briefly, then push to the sides. Re-stir the sauce and add it into the middle of the wok, stirring quickly to thicken. Stir to mix everything together. Stir in the green onion and serve hot over rice.