Stir-fried chicken and bamboo shoots

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 Chicken breast
½ cup Bamboo shoots
½ cup Celery
½ cup Snow peas
½ Clove garlic
2 tablespoons Oil
½ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Stock
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
3 tablespoons Water
1 teaspoon Soy sauce
¼ teaspoon Sugar

1. Skin and bone chicken; then dice. Dice bamboo shoots and celery. Stem snow peas. Crush garlic.

2. Heat oil. Add salt, then garlic and stir-fry a few times. Add chicken and stir-fry until it loses its pinkness (about 2 minutes).

3. Add diced vegetables and stir-fry 1 minute. Stir in stock and heat quickly. Then cook, covered, over medium heat until vegetables are done (2 to 3 minutes). Meanwhile blend cornstarch and cold water to a paste.

4. Add snow peas, then soy sauce and sugar to pan; stir in 1 minute. Then stir in cornstarch paste to thicken. Serve at once. VARIATIONS: 1. For the snow peas, substitute water chestnuts, diced; add with other diced vegetables.

2. For the celery, substitute Chinese cabbage stems.

3. In step 3, add ½ cup canned button mushrooms.

4. At the end of step 4, garnish with 8 to 10 whole almonds, blanched and toasted.

From <The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook>, ISBN 0-517-65870-4. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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