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Chinese Recipes Garlic Chicken Szechuan

Garlic Chicken - Szechuan Recipe

Serving Size  : 4   
Amount  Measure  Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1      pound           Chicken breasts -- skinned boneless optional
      1      cup               Peanut oil
      1/4  teaspoon       Cornstarch
      3     tablespoons  Chicken stock
      1/4  cup                Garlic -- chopped
      1/3  cup                Sliced water chestnuts
      1/3  cup                Sliced bamboo shoots -- or cooked carrots
      1/2  teaspoon       Salt
      1/2  teaspoon       Sugar
       3   tablespoons   Soy sauce
      1/2  cup               -water
       1   teaspoon        Sesame oil
       1   teaspoon       Dry sherry
      1/4  teaspoon      Salt
       1   tablespoon    Sesame oil
       1                         Egg white

Chop chicken  breasts into  2 inch square pieces; mix marinade ingredients in
a medium  bowl; add chicken pieces and mix well; let stand  at least 20
minutes; heat 1 cup oil in a wok over medium heat 1 minute;  add chicken pieces and stir-fry until chicken is almost cooked, 3 to 4  minutes; remove chicken, draining well over the wok; set aside; remove oil from wok except  4
tablespoons; dissolve cornstarch in chicken stock  to make a paste; set aside;
heat oil in wok over medium heat 1 minute;  add cooked chicken, garlic,
water chestnuts and bamboo shoots; stir-fry about 2 minutes; add salt, sugar,
soy sauce and water; cover and cook over low heat 10 minutes; add cornstarch paste; stir-fry until sauce thickens slightly, about 30 seconds; stir in 1 teaspoon of sesame oil; serve hot. Makes 4 servings.

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