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Shredded Chicken With Sesame Seeds

Type: Chicken, Poultry
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 lb 227g / 8ozBoneless chicken breasts - skinned
1   Egg white
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
2 teaspoons 10mlCornstarch
2/3 cup 157mlOil - preferably peanut
1 tablespoon 15mlWhite sesame seeds - (untoasted)
1 teaspoon 5mlDark soy sauce
1 teaspoon 5mlChinese black rice vinegar - =or=- cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSesame oil
1 teaspoon 5mlSugar
2 teaspoons 10mlRice wine or dry sherry
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlRoasted Sichuan peppercorns - (optional)
2 teaspoons 10mlFinely chopped scallions

Recipe Instructions

CUT THE CHICKEN BREASTS into fine shreds 3 inches long. Mix them with the egg white, salt and cornstarch.

Chill for about 20 minutes.

Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet until moderately hot. Add the chicken mixture and stir-fry it quickly in the oil to keep it from sticking. Cook until it turns white, which should take about 1 minute. Drain the chicken immediately in a colander or sieve and drain off the oil.

Clean the wok and add about 1 tablespoon of the drained oil. Reheat until it is hot. Add the sesame seeds and stir-fry them for 1 minute or until slightly brown. Add the sauce ingredients and bring to a boil.

Return the cooked chicken to the pan and stir-fry the mixture for another 2 minutes, coating the pieces thoroughly with the sauce and sesame seeds.

Serve at once, or let cool and serve at room temperature.

Jeff Smith


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