Chicken & chestnuts

Yield: 2 Servings

Measure Ingredient
10 ounces Skinned and boned chicken, 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon Reduced-sodium soy sauce
1½ teaspoon Peanut oil
¼ cup Diced red bell pepper
2 tablespoons Chopped scallion (green onion)
½ \N Garlic clove, minced
¼ teaspoon Minced pared ginger root
6 smalls Chestnuts, boiled and peeled
¾ cup Water
1 tablespoon Dry sherry
½ \N Pkt instant chicken broth & seasoning mix (1/2 tsp)
1 teaspoon Cornstarch
½ teaspoon Each granulated sugar and Chinese sesame oil
1 dash Pepper

In medium bowl combine chicken and soy sauce; cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In 9-inch skillet or a wok, heat peanut oil over medium heat; add bell pepper, scallion, garlic, and ginger and saute until vegetables are tender, about 2 minutes. Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, to vegetable mixture, stirring after each addition. Add chestnuts, increase heat to high, and cook, stirring constantly, until chicken begins to brown, about 2 minutes; stir in water, sherry and broth mix and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 1 minute. To reserved marinade add cornstarch, sugar, sesame oil and pepper and stir to dissolve cornstarch; pour over chicken mixture and, stirring constantly, bring to a boil and cook until thickened.


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