After my IDWTC Syndrome last week, I didn’t want to get tired quickly with something that takes time, so I chose this recipe for chix with nice sechuan bite, that I found somewhere in the internet It seemed easy to make, and in the end I found out the whole meal took exactly 18 minutes!
Actually I looked at this recipe for weeks, and was procrastinating 0_o cos it needs garlic. I know that with chinese recipes you have to be thorough with ingredients, cos you risk the food being awful, so garlic is important, BUT at the same time it is a GIANT NO in Cookies food menu, though funny shit is he will eat garlic bread without problem 0_o, wtf? He is a strange one.
Then I decided I will add some garlic powder, and everything should be fine ;-). Plus he won’t know if no one tells him 😉 right?
The recipe is not complicated at all, and like all chinese food the end result was spectacular. I completely didn’t know what to expect from it, but in the end I liked a lot! This features a nice contradiction of flavours, and textures. On one hand the spicy cayenne pepper that gives it a bite, then on the other the delicate texture of corn flour coated chicken, that gave nice juicyness to the meat, and in the end spicy-sweet onion mixed with soy sauce, and vinegar. I was nicely surprised how light the meal was. I served it with basmati rice spiced with soy sauce, and a little butter, and polish style cucumbers with sweetened yogurt.
Ingredients for 2 servings:
2 chicken breasts
1.5 tbsp corn flour
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp garlic powder (or 2 small garlic cloves)
3 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 flat tsp fructose
4 tbsp water
1 red onion
Cut chicken into quite big pieces – 3-4cm. Sprinkle with corn flour, and garlic powder, make sure each piece is coated good. In the wok or just a skillet heat oil, add chicken, and fry until golden brown. While chicken is frying, pour to small bowl soy sauce, vinegar, fructose and water – mix thoroughly. When chicken is done, pour soy mixture, cover and cook for 3 min. Add onion cut into feather strips and cook everything for another 2-3 min.
It can be served with soy noodles, soba or rice – I chose basmati rice, simply cos I have it in stock 0_o and since it’s not rich with vegetables serve it with a side salad.
Until next time, take care of yourself and each other 0_o
P.S. Cookies liked it but he said: “IT WASN’T ENOUGH, WOMAN!!”