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Thursday, March 12, 2015

RECIPES–Chinese Chicken With Walnuts And Red Pepper

This is a classic Chinese recipe, but I have figured out a way to make it simple with few steps. It is delicious and does not take a lot of work.

Chinese chicken

Chinese Chicken with Walnuts and Red Pepper

* 1 1/2 lb. frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts

* 1 red bell pepper

* 3/4 cup walnut halves

* 2 lg. Tbsp. grated ginger

* 1 lg. onion, chopped

* 5 lg. garlic cloves chopped

* 1 lg. bunch fresh basil, chopped\

FOR MARINADE

* 2 Tbsp. olive oil

* 2 Tbsp. soy sauce

* 1 tsp. sesame oil

* 1 Tbsp. honey

* 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

FOR SAUCE

* 2 Tbsp. olive oil

* 2 Tbsp. soy sauce

* 1 tsp. sesame oil

* 2 tsp. honey

* 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

* 1 lg. tsp. corn starch mixed with 2 tsp. water

- Slightly thaw the chicken breasts in warm water

- Cut into 2” pieces (it is easier to cut when meat is slightly frozen)

- Place chicken pieces in the marinade and let sit for 5 hours (approx.)

- Sautee the red pepper, garlic, onion, and basil in olive oil until soft; reserve

- Roast walnuts in iron skillet dry until browned, reserve

- Reheat the skillet to highest heat and sauté half the chicken until brown, tender

- Repeat with the other half of the chicken

- Add the vegetables, walnuts and sauce, heat and stir

- Grind fresh black pepper, garnish with basil leaves, and serve. 

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