Princess Chicken or Tofu

Posted by pwhayes 05-21-99 4:54 AM

Princess Chicken or Tofu

1 lb boneless chicken OR firm tofu
2 Tbl. cornstarch
1 Tbl. soy sauce
10 (1") dried hot red peppers

Seasoning Sauce:

1 Tbl. sake
2 Tbl. soy sauce
1 Tbl. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 C. vegetable oil
1 tsp. szechuan peppercorns
1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
1/2 C. roasted peanuts, chopped
Hot cooked rice

Skin chicken if necessary and chop chicken or tofu into 1" pieces.

Combine cornstarch & soy sauce in medium bowl. Add chicken (tofu); mix well and let sit for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile cut stems from dried peppers and set aside.

Combine ingredients for seasoning sauce in small bowl, set aside.

Heat oil in wok over high heat - about 1 minute.

Stir-fry chicken (tofu) about 2 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove and drain.

Remove all but 2 T. oil from wok.

Reduce heat to medium. Stir-fry dried peppers and Szechuan peppercorns until peppers turn dark brown.

Add minced ginger and cooked chicken (tofu), stir-fry 1 minute.

Add seasoning sauce. Stir well and cook until sauce thickens slightly.

Remove wok from heat. Stir in peanuts.

Serve hot over hot cooked rice.

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