Hoisin Chicken Stir Fry

Course : Chinese
Serves: 4
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1 pound chicken breast halves -- about 4
1 large egg white
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon soy sauce -- low sodium
1/4 teaspoon black pepper -- fresh ground
1/2 medium green pepper
1/2 medium red pepper
1 medium yellow onion
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 clove garlic clove -- minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger root -- minced
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons chili sauce
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup peanuts -- optional

Preparation / Directions:

1. Cut skinned and boneless chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Mix slightly beaten egg white, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, soy sauce and fresh ground pepper in a plastic bag. Add chicken, tie bag and refrigerate for up to 1 hour, turning bag occasionally. 2. Cut both peppers into thin strips. Slice onion very thin and separate into rings. Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch, water, sugar and sesame oil. 3. Heat wok until very hot, pour oil down sides of wok and rotate to oil all sides. Add the onion, garlic and ginger. Stir-fry 1-2 minutes until onion is light brown and softened. Add chicken and stir-fry until chicken pieces turn white. 4. Add Hoisin sauce and chili paste; stir for about 30-45 seconds. Stir in broth and heat to boiling. Add the green and red pepper strips; stir-fry for about 1 minute more. Add the cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened. If desired, sprinkle with roasted peanuts.

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