Hoisin chicken – easy chicken stir-fry with vegetables in a savory Hoisin sauce. This recipe takes 20 minutes with easy-to-get store ingredients | rasamalaysia.com
Hoisin chicken – easy chicken stir-fry with vegetables in a savory Hoisin sauce. This recipe takes 20 minutes with easy-to-get store ingredients.
This Hoisin chicken recipe reminded me of my trip to a Chinese village outside of Beijing a few years ago. I had a very humble home-cooked meal in the village. The villagers cook and eat whatever they raise or have in their farm. That day, we had a simple chicken with leafy green and mushrooms, seasoned with the leftover Hoisin Sauce from the Peking duck that they packed from Beijing. The organic chicken raised in the village was lean and juicy. The fresh greens and the wild mushrooms were absolutely delectable, and the Hoisin sauce pretty much made the dish complete. The best foods are the ones prepared with the simplest and freshest of ingredients. Enjoy!
Hoisin Chicken Recipe
Serves 1 | Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook Time: 5 Minutes
2 tablespoons oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 oz broccoli florets
4 oz chicken breast meat, sliced into thin pieces
4 Shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1/4 small carrot, peeled and sliced
Pinch of salt and sugar, to taste
1/2 teaspoon Shaoxing wine or rice wine
1/2 teaspoon starch
1 heaping tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
3 dashes white pepper
1/2 heaping teaspoon corn starch
4 tablespoons water
Marinate the chicken with the Marinade for about 10 minutes. Mix all the ingredients in the Sauce in a small bowl, stir to combine well.
Heat up a wok with the oil. When the wok is heated, add the garlic and stir-fry until aromatic. Transfer the broccoli into the wok and do a few quick stir. Add the chicken and continue to stir-fry. Add the mushroom, carrot, and the Sauce (stir it before using) and stir to mix well with the other ingredients in the wok.
When the sauce thicken and the chicken is cooked, add a pinch of salt and sugar to taste (optional), dish out and serve immediately with steamed rice.