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Canton Chicken and Snow Peas

 

Canton Chicken and Snow Peas recipe
48

Yield

6

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

1

hrs

 

Ingredients

Chicken
4 medium mushrooms
dried
2 teaspoons soy sauce, tamari
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons sherry
dry
2 teaspoons water
1 dash white pepper
*
1 ½ pounds chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless
cut into bite size pieces
3 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil
1 clove garlic
minced
½ cup bamboo shoots
sliced
¼ pound snow pea pods
ends and strings removed
Cooking sauce
½ cup water
1 tablespoon sherry
dry
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
¼ teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Directions

Cover mushrooms with warm water, let stand for 30 minutes, then drain. Cut off and discard stems; squeeze mushrooms dry, thinly slice and set aside.

In a bowl, combine soy, cornstarch, sherry, water and pepper. Add chicken and toss to coat, then stir in 1½ teaspoon of the oil and let stand for fifteen minutes to marinate.

Prepare cooking sauce:

Mix together wateaar, sherry, oyster sauce, sugar, sesame oil and cornstarch and set aside.

Place a wok or wide frying pan over high heat. When pan is hot, add 2 tablespoon of the oil. When oil begins to heat, add garlic and stir once. Add chicken and stir-fry until chicken is opaque (about 3 minutes). Remove chicken from pan.

Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan. When oil is hot, add mushrooms and bamboo shoots. Stir-fry for one minutes, adding a few drops water if pan appears dry. Add snow peas and stir-fry for 1½ minutes, adding a few drops more water if pan appearas dry.

Return chicken to pan. Stir cooking sauce, add to pan, and cook, stirring guntil sauce bubbles and thickens.

Variations:

Cashew or Almond Chicken - first toast ½ cup cashews or blanched almonds in 1 tablespoon salad oil over medium-low heat until golden; remove from pan and set aside. Stir in nuts just before serving.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 199g (7.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 28839% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 374mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 73g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 3% Iron 10%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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