Great Recipe! Tastes just like Chinese Chicken with Broccoli!

Chicken with Hoisin Sauce
From: Mrs. Chiang’s Szechwan Cookbook by Ellen Schrecker (with a few modifications)

2 whole chicken breasts (about 1-1/2 to 2 lb.)
6 scallions or onions
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 Tbsp. Chinese rice wine or cooking sherry
1 tsp. salt
5 to 6 cloves garlic
3 Tbsp. peanut oil
2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp. water

Bone the chicken and pull off all the skin. Chop the meat into 1-inch cubes and put them in a bowl. Clean the scallions and then cut them, the white part and most of the green, into 1/2-inch lengths. Add the scallions or onions to the chicken, along with the soy sauce, sesame oil, wine, and salt. Mix well and set aside to marinate for at least 15 minutes. Smash the garlic cloves with the side of your cleaver and then peel. Chop the garlic as fine as you can. Heat your wok or pan over a high flame for 15 seconds and then add the oil. It will be hot enough to cook with when the first tiny bubbles form and a few small wisps of smoke appear. When the oil is ready, toss in the chopped garlic and stir it around in the hot oil for 10 seconds. Add the hoisin sauce and stir-fry for 30 seconds, using your cooking shovel or spoon to keep the ingredients moving so they don’t burn or stick. Combine the water and the chicken mixture and stir well, then add the chicken mixture to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until the chicken is stiff and is completely cooked. Serve immediately.

3 Comments

  1. Avatar La said:

    My grocery store carries it (only 1 of 3 stores) it is wonderful and adds lots of flavor.

    February 26, 2003
  2. Avatar Erin said:

    Yes, I just cooked it the other day and it’s deliciouso! I love it and I think it’s my new favorite recipe. The original recipe called for some fresh ginger, but I cut it out because I don’t like it. It also called for 5 Tbsp. of oil, which I thought was excessive.

    Try it and you’ll agree that it’s great!

    Where do you get rice wine? Do they sell it in the oriental section of the grociery store? I just used some wine I had in the house…

    February 26, 2003
  3. Avatar La said:

    Have you tried this? Looks good- I love cooking with rice wine- YUM

    February 25, 2003

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