Friday, March 18, 2011

Chinese chicken - my moms recipe

So this Chinese chicken is a dish I grew up with. I loved it then, and I still love it. My sister is the one who passed the recipe along to me, so its been tweaked slightly since I ate it when I was little. Its VERY quick, relatively healthy, and super tasty. My sister is like my husband and I, she likes things spicy. So if you don't like ginger like we do, feel free to tone it down. Next time I will add a little more! 


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce - divided
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1lb snow peas, with ends snapped off
  • 8oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 can pre-sliced water chestnuts 
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger - divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
Place cut up chicken in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce  Let chicken marinate for about 5 minutes. Heat up large pan, on medium heat, then add oil and chicken. Saute for a couple minutes, and make room in the middle of pan. Add the garlic to the "hole," and let the garlic become slightly fragrant before mixing it around with the chicken. Saute a couple more minutes before adding 1 tablespoon of ginger and the rest of the soy sauce. Next add in all the vegetables and stir every couple of minutes. After about 5 - 10 minutes, when chicken is cooked and veggies are cooked as you desire, add the final tablespoon of ginger, and pepper. Make a slurry with 1 tbsp corn starch and 1tablespoon cold water, and then mix it in to thicken the sauce. Serve over rice, and enjoy!


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Eftychia said...

Simply delicious!! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica Crosby said...

Thanks! I am glad you liked it.