Chicken Stir Fry - Chinese Takeout At Home!

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Apr. 27, 2015

My favorite chicken stir fry recipe, a slightly healthier version of General Tso's Chicken with crispy chicken chunks, cashews, steamed broccoli and a salty-garlicky sauce.


For sauce:
Chicken stock 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Soy sauce 3 Tablespoon
Rice vinegar 1 Tablespoon
Minced garlic 1 Tablespoon
Ginger piece 1 Inch , peeled and minced
Brown sugar 2 Teaspoon
Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon
Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon
Other ingredients:
Broccoli 1 Pound (1 bunch)
Boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 1/4 Pound
Rice flour/Cornstarch 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying, vegetable, canola, peanut, corn, grapeseed)
Dried red chiles 10
Cashews/Peanuts /sliced almonds 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



In a bowl, combine chicken stock, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, cornstarch, sesame oil and mix well.

Steam broccoli florets for 3 minutes until it turns bright green.

In a large bowl, combine chicken thighs with flour or cornstarch, salt and toss well.

Heat oil in a wok and 2-3 chiles and chicken pieces. Fry until golden brown for approximately 3-4 minutes.

Reheat 2 tablespoon of same oil in the wok (remove excess oil). Add cashews, chilies and cook for 1 minute.

Add broccoli and cook for a minute.

Add chicken and stir fry for 60 seconds.

Add prepared sauce, stir fry to coat the ingredients and cook until sauce gets well coated.



Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 449Calories from Fat 198

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g35.4%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 940 mg39.17%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g10%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 36 g72%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet