Kamis, 07 Juli 2011

Crispy Chicken Stir-Fry


I love Chinese food, and we eat it every now and then - not as often as we used to, since we're now pretty far from our favorite take-out place. Still, I cook a bit myself - maybe not authentically Chinese, but I don't let that bother me.

Coating the chicken in egg whites and corn starch make it crispy and crunchy - a small extra step that adds a lot of impact. You can vary the veggies as you see fit, or according to seasons, and feel free to play with flavorings as well. A bit of citrus zest would definitely be good!

Crispy Chicken Stir-Fry
serves 2-3

450 g chicken (I prefer thigh fillets)
2 egg whites
3 tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
150 g snow peas
200 g asparagus
oil for frying

1 tbsp corn starch
150 ml water
4 garlic cloves, minced
thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce
chili, to taste

Whisk the egg whites with corn starch, salt and pepper. Add the chicken and make sure it's well coated.

Cut the snow peas and asparagus into bite-sized pieces.

For the sauce, stir together corn starch and water. Set aside.

Fry the chicken in hot oil, in batches. Remove to a plate.

Fry the veggies with garlic and ginger in some oil. Add sugar, soy sauce and the water and corn starch mixture. Bring to a boil, add the chicken, and season with chili and more soy sauce. Serve over rice.

Recipe in Swedish:
Knaprig wokad kyckling