There are three main elements to Chinese cooking: color, aroma, and taste, or in Chinese 色香味. Color is very important as food is supposed to appeal visually to the eyes, and hence stimulates one’s appetite. When I was making this bell pepper chicken, I made sure that I incorporated the element of color into this dish, and used both green and red bell peppers to accompany the chicken meat to bring out the beautiful color of the dish.
Anyway, I often make bell pepper chicken for my family. The reason is simple: it is bursting with the aroma and peppery flavor of the bell peppers and the light sauce pairs well with the chicken (click for more recipes using chicken). I also like to add some fresh button mushrooms for an extra layer of taste to this recipe.
Anyone can attempt this bell pepper chicken recipe at home as it calls for everyday ingredients that you can get at any stores or market. Plus the recipe is very versatile and you can use the protein of your choice: beef, pork, shrimp, or fish fillet. For the mushroom, I like fresh button mushroom but you can also use shiitake mushroom or canned mushroom. It is your personal preference.
Now, feast your eyes with the colorful gallery I have above. Bon appetit!
(Click Page 2 for the Bell Pepper Chicken Recipe)