I love Chinese Food, it’s cheap, tastes great, and is easily accessible all over America. That said, I do like to cook, and save every way I can. So when I came across this easy recipe for Chinese Garlic Chilli Chicken, loaded with chilli I knew I had to make it at home. If you give this recipe a try, you can, of course, regulate the chilli content as per your personal intake. On the plus side this dish requires little preparation and cooking time, and the result is awesome. Serve this with homemade Stir-Fried Rice and Spicy Stir-Fried Cabbage, and you have a table full of homemade Chinese food ready to be devoured!
500 grams boneless chicken
2 Tbsp dark soy sauce
2 Tsp finely chopped garlic
2 Tsp finely chopped ginger
1 chicken stock cube (crushed)
1 Tbsp vinegar
6 green chillies roughly chopped
2 Tsp chopped garlic
3 fried red chilli
½ cup finely chopped spring onion
½ cup beans roughly chopped
2 Tbsp oil for frying + 2 tsp oil for gravy
2 tbsp Corn flour
2 cups of warm water
1 chicken stock crushed
1 Tsp soya sauce
1 Tsp vinegar
Mix the ingredients for the sauce and keep aside.
Clean the chicken and cut into medium size cubes and marinate it with the ingredients listed under marinade for 30 minutes, in the fridge.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan, add and fry the chicken pieces on a medium flame for 15 minutes or till its tender, and then keep it aside
For the gravy
Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan, add garlic, green chillies ¼ Cup spring onion greens, beans, red chillies and fry for 2 minutes. Then add the chicken cubes and the sauce, and bring it to a boil till the gravy is semi-thick
Garnish it with remaining spring onion greens and serve hot with Fried rice
Note: Both Chicken stock and soya have salt, so go easy on the salt!
I was happy with the way the chicken turned out. Give it a try and tell me what you think?