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Savory Chinese Garlic Chicken
By Jim Bailey, a.ka. "The Yankee Chef"

Don't be dismayed at the ingredient list. You should have these items already in
your kitchen. And just because there's a long list of ingredients, the preparation
is still oh-so-simple. Promise.

You don't have to stick with the vegetables listed. Add some sliced water
chestnuts, bamboo shoots, cauliflower, green beans or anything your heart
desires.

For the Sauce:
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons chicken broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the Chicken:
2 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoon chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon dried ginger
4 chicken breast halves, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 small onion
1 small green bell pepper
3 teaspoons minced garlic in oil
3 cups broccoli florets, frozen or fresh
1/2 carrot

Simply mix all the sauce ingredients (except 1 teaspoon cornstarch) together and
set aside. Beat remaining teaspoon of cornstarch with egg, chicken broth and
dried ginger. Add the chicken pieces and mix well so all chicken is coated. Place
in refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, peel and dice the onion to your desired size. Halve and seed the
green pepper. Dice the pepper accordingly. Peel and slice, or chop the carrot
thinly or small dice. Thaw broccoli if using frozen.

Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat until the oil is
shimmering and very hot. Add the chicken pieces with liquid and stir-fry until
nicely browned and cooked through, about 2-4 minutes. Add the pepper, garlic,
broccoli, onions, carrots, continuing to cook and stir-fry until vegetables are crisp
tender, about 3-4 minutes. Add the sauce, bring to a boil and continue to stir and
cook until sauce has thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Serve as is or over rice.

Makes about 4 servings.

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About the author: Jim Bailey is The Yankee Chef™. Bailey is a third
generation chef, a New England food historian and food columnist. His
new cookbook is called
The Yankee Chef: Feel Good Food for Every
Kitchen. He would love to hear from anyone about their old family
recipes. Email Jim Bailey any questions or comments:

theyankeechef@aol.com
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Savory Chinese Garlic Chicken Recipe