Quick and easy Chinese meals

Here are 2 ways to make Chinese chicken with 3 different sauces. Easy and SO freaking good. The Sweet and sour sauce s the best I’ve eaten. Eventually  will add my Lemongrass Chicken and spring roll recipes. But those are Thai not Chinese.

First the 2 ways I’ve done my chicken. Then the 3 sauces.

Yes, I use MSG in my Chinese cooking (Accent brand) you can omit it if you want.


Breaded Chicken

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese Breaded Chicken

  • Chicken Breast or thigh cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. white vinegar OR Chinese cooking wine
  • Pinch of each Kosher salt, pepper, MSG (Optional)

Mix above in a bowl and set aside, letting the chicken for about 10-15 minutes.

Breading:

  • Flour mixed with salt pepper and MSG to coat
  • 375-400 Degree oil to fry chicken in.

Coat chicken with seasoned flour and fry until golden brown (3-6 minutes)


sweetnsourchickenballs

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese Battered Chicken:

 

  • Chicken Breast cut into 1” Strips
  • 1-2 Tsp Vinegar
  • 1-2 Tsp Sesame or garlic oil
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • OPTIONAL: pinch MSG

Mix above in a bowl and set aside, letting the chicken for about 10-15 minutes.

 

Batter:

  • Flour
  • Water
  • 350 degree Oil to deep fry

 

Mix flour and water until it looks like a thick cake batter (about 1-2 minutes)

 

Coat 4-5 pieces of chicken at a time and drop into hot oil for a few seconds until batter “Sets” (Use a small skewer or similar to keep fingers clean and batter even)

Remove and set aside on draining rack, repeat until all the chicken is coated and set. Return all chicken to oil and fry until golden (3-4 minutes) remove and drain.

Dip or coat in sweet and sour sauce or honey sauce, serve with rice or noodles. Enjoy!!


 

sweetsour

Chinese Sweet and sour sauce:

  • 1 large Carrot
  • 1 Ginger root
  • 1 green Apple
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1.25L. Water
  • 1/4 C. Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 C. Sugar
  • 1/4 C. Tomato Puree (Ketchup is ok)
  • 1/4 tsp each salt, pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. cornstarch dissolved into 2 Tbsp. COLD water
  • OPTIONAL: pinch MSG
  • OPTIONAL: Red or Yellow food coloring (2-3 drops)

 

Bring water to boil

Slice fruits and Vegetables fairly thinly and add to boiling water. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer and let it simmer for 20 minutes.

Strain and add the liquid back into the pot.

Add remaining ingredients and let simmer and thicken

 

 


 

General Tso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Tso Chicken Sauce

  • 1/4 C Chicken stock
  • 2 TB Sugar
  • 2TB Chinese cooking wine
  • 1TB Hoisin Sauce
  • 1TB Sesame Oil
  • 1tsp corn or potato starch
  • 1TB Dark Soy

Mix above and set aside while heating a fry pan or wok.

  • 2 Green Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • ½ tsp. Ginger
  • Optional: Broccoli

Saute Onion, Garlic, Ginger, and Broccoli on high in 2TB oil for about 1 minute then add premixed ingredients and bring to bubble. Add fried breaded chicken and mix (about 1 minute) Top with Sesame seeds.

 


 

Honey Sesame Chicken Sauce

Honey Sauce:

  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Heat above in wok or large skillet until sugar is dissolved. Mix in chicken until coated and garnish.

Garnishes:

  • toasted sesame seeds
  • chopped green onions (optional)

 

 

 

 

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