After I made the veggie lo mein, I got a little ambitious. I decided that Chinese Take-out chicken would be a great next experiment. I wasn't sure what type would be a good idea. Sesame Chicken is my favorite, but I liked the looks of this recipe. General Tso's Chicken is a little hot for me, so I just toned it down a bit.
First, I chopped up some chicken thighs into bite sized pieces. Then, I mixed together 2 eggs, 2 T corn starch, and some salt.
Then, I mixed in the chicken pieces and cooked them in a pan full of butter.... YUM!
When they were done, I set them aside to prepare the sauce.
I mixed together 1 T cornstarch, 1/2 cup water, 4 finely chopped garlic cloves, lots of grated ginger, 3 T brown sugar, 2 1/2 T soy sauce, and a FEW sprinkles of red pepper flakes.
I mixed it all together and let the flavors melt together.
After a bit, I mixed it in with the chicken.
It was great! The chicken was moist and juicy. Since I didn't fry it, it didn't have that take-out crunchiness. Maybe next time I will fry it.
This post was featured on Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Kitchen and Melt in Your Mouth Monday!