CHICKEN-SSOUR1(M) USENET Cookbook CHICKEN-SSOUR1(M)
EASY SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN
CHICKEN-SSOUR1 - A nice Chinese dinner you can make at home
INGREDIENTS (Serves 2-3)
1 lb boneless chicken breast
1 tsp chopped ginger
1 egg white
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 cup vegetable oil (peanut oil is best, but sunflower
is good too)
1 green pepper (bell pepper)
12 oz canned pineapple chunks (drained, but reserve 1/2
cup of the juice.
2 tsp sherry
2 tsp light soy sauce
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp salt
(1) Cut up the chicken into bite-sized chunks.
(2) Combine ginger, egg white, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp
cornstarch, and 1 tsp oil. Add the chicken chunks
and stir until the chicken is well coated.
(3) Wash green pepper. Discard seeds and stem. Cut
into strips 1x 1/4 inches.
(4) Peel carrots. If they are thick, cut in half
lengthwise. Cut diagonally into pieces about 1
inch long. Cook the carrots in boiling water for
3-5 minutes, depending how crunchy you like your
(5) Drain pineapple chunks, saving 1/2 cup of the
(6) Prepare the sweet and sour sauce by mixing sherry,
soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, reserved pineapple
juice, 1 Tbsp cornstarch, and 1 tsp salt. Stir
well and set aside.
(7) Heat 3 Tbsp of oil very hot in a wok or deep cast
iron pan. Peanut oil is best since it has a high
smoking point. Stir-fry the chicken by putting a
small batch (e.g., 5 pieces) of the cubed chicken
in the wok and stirring continuously until golden
brown. Remove to a dish. Repeat until all the
chicken has been cooked, adding small amounts of
oil as it gets used up.
(8) Heat 1 Tbsp oil in an empty wok. Stir fry the par-
boiled carrots and the green pepper for 30
(9) Add the chicken and the pineapple chunks to the
vegetables in the wok. Stir 1 minute or until well
mixed and reheated.
(10) Add sweet and sour sauce to wok. Stir until
Serve with rice. I serve this recipe to company all the
time and am amazed at how many people don't realize that you
can cook Chinese food at home. It is always a big hit. The
recipe works equally well with lean pork, tofu cubes, or soy
beans instead of the chicken.
Don't forget to start cooking the rice so it will be done at
the same time as the chicken.
Difficulty: easy. Time: 45 minutes. Precison: measure the
Dept. of Math and Computer Sci., Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, HOLLAND
From: email@example.com (Andy Tanenbaum)
Subject: RECIPE: Stir-fried chicken
Date: 17 Jul 87 06:05:14 GMT
Organization: Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Holland
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