As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my husband is not only a picky eater, but an honest one. If he doesn’t like something, I urge him to tell me so I don’t make it again. This meal is one that he begs me to make again and again. He said it is hands down, by far, times a million the best meal I make him. So that’s either saying a lot about this meal, or a lot about my other meals 😉 You tell me what you think!
Tiny Spicy Chicken
3 pounds of Chicken, cut into one inch pieces
2 eggs beaten
1 1/2 cup flour/cornstarch
2 Tbsp oil
1 1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup ketchup
3 Tbsp soy sauce
3/4 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup vinegar
1-2 tsp chili paste
Heat the oil in a pan. Take your chicken pieces and sprinkle them with garlic powder. Dip them in the egg and then the flour/cornstarch (both work for me, haven’t found a difference so it’s just what you prefer or have on hand) then fry for a few minutes on each side until lightly browned. Place all cooked chicken in a glass baking dish. Cover with sauce and put in oven at 400, turning every 15-30 minutes depending on how diligent you want to be with it, for one hour and until chicken is covered and sauce thickens a bit.
Fried Rice (Amounts here serve at least 8 adults and a smattering of children…with leftovers)
5 cups of rice (before cooked) (white or brown)
4 ham steaks diced
1 cup (give or take) diced green onions
6 eggs beaten
Soy Sauce to taste (at least 3 Tbsp)
Put a Tbsp or so of oil in pan and let it heat on medium heat. Then pour the beaten eggs in it. Let the eggs sit until cooked almost all the way through and then flip. Once all egg is cooked, lift out of pan and slice into pieces.
In same pan and with same oil or more added if you need to, fry diced ham and onions until ham is slightly browned and onions are soft. Put these in large bowl with the sliced fried eggs.
Add the cooked rice (will be about ten cups cooked I think) and stir all together. Add soy sauce to taste and enjoy!
We will also make egg rolls with this meal, but I”ll save that for another post! 享受 Xiǎngshòu!