|Click here to print this recipe
[Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 35 minutes | Serve: 4 | Calories: 485 per serving ]
.: Ingredients :.
2- 1 bell pepper (any color), core removed, cut into pieces
3- Chinese cooking rice wine, 2/3 cup
4- Light soy sauce, 2 tbsp
5- Dark soy sauce, 2 tbsp
6- Sesame oil, 3 tbsp
7- Peeled garlic, 8 cloves
8- 3 Ginger slices
9- 3-4 Shallots, peeled, cut into pieces
10- Thai Basil leaves, around 10 pieces
11- Rock Sugar, 20g
12- 2 green onion, stemmed off, sectioned
.: Seasoning :.
1- Salt, 2/3 tsp
2- White pepper, 1/2 tsp
3- Corn starch, 1 tbsp
Rinse the chicken well. Dry it and marinade it with the seasoning for 15 minutes. Heat the pan with 1/2 tbsp of oil over medium high heat. Stir-fry the bell pepper for 2 minutes. Put it aside. Clean the pan and dry it well. Heat it again with 2 tbsp of sesame oil over medium heat. Add in the ginger, garlic and shallot. Pan-fry them until they are lightly brown (about 3-4 minutes).
Add in the chicken (skin side faces down) and green onion. Turn the heat to medium high. Pan-fry the chicken until it is brown (about 3-4 minutes). Turn the chicken to other side and pan-fry it until it is brown (about 3-4 minutes).
Add in rice wine (preserve 2 tbsp for later), dark, light soy sauce, and rock sugar. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.
Open the lid and turn the heat to high. Let the sauce evaporate until it is thickened (or left about 1/2 cup of sauce. Add the corn starch mixture to thicken the sauce if necessary). Add in the basil, bell pepper, and the 2 tbsp of cooking wine (preserved in previous step). Mix it well. Turn off the heat. Cover and simmer for 1 minute. Dish it up and serve it hot.
1- Rock sugar can thicken the sauce. Otherwise, thicken the sauce by adding some corn starch mixture.
2- It is recommended to add the basil only the heat is turned off.
3- Add some drop of cooking wine and sesame oil before dishing it up can enhance its flavor.
Copyright © Tonykarenkitchen.com. All rights reserved.
Tony and Karen Kitchen Service Center
||My 2nd cook book is available now in HK. You can find it in most of the well know book store in HK. The price is only 48$ HK. The book contain both English and Chinese Instruction. It has a lot of secret recipes that I have never been disclosed in the website. If you live outside of hong kong, you can buy my book in YesAsia For more detail, Please click here for detail.
Thank you so much for your support!