Chicken Chunks with Peanuts in Spicy Sauce (Kung Pao) recipe
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Timings & Yeildings
Prepration : 30
Cooking : 30
Total : 60
Yeildings: 6servings
Direction and Ingredients
Amount Ingredient Preparation
1/2 cup peanuts raw
3 cups oil peanut
2 each chicken breasts
1 each egg white
1 1/2 tablespoon water chestnut flour
4 each onions green
2 each garlic cloves
1 tablespoon ginger root, minced
1/2 cup stock chicken
1/2 tablespoon oil sesame
1/2 tablespoon vinegar chinese, red
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce dark
1 1/2 teaspoon chile paste with garlic
1 tablespoon sherry dry
1 x sugar pinch
1 x cornstarch paste
 Preparation:  Trim ends off green onions and cut light green and white part into 1 inch sections.  Mix all other sauce ingredients in 2-quart saucepan.  Reserve.

Pull skin off breasts, then pull chicken meat from bones. Slice meat into 1 inch strips, then crosswise to make 1 inch chunks. In bowl large enough to hold chicken, add egg white to water chestnut flour. Beat mixture with a single chopstick (not an egg beater or whisk). Stir chicken pieces into egg mixture to coat thoroughly. Marinate 5 minutes.

Note: water chestnut flour gives a lighter crust than cornstarch, though the latter may be substituted.

Deep-frying: Heat cooking oil in wok or deep-fryer to medium heat. Fry peanuts until they are a light tan color; if a test peanut browns quickly, turn down heat. Remove peanuts with strainer or slotted spoon; drain on paper towel or paper bag. Reserve.

Turn up heat slightly for chicken. Test a chunk first: chicken should raise to surface immediately & brown in about 2 minutes. Deep-fry coated chicken chunks until golden brown. Deep-fry no more than 8 chunks at a time. Use long chopsticks or spatula to keep pieces separate while they are frying. Remove with long chopsticks or slotted spoon. Reserve.

Sauce: While deep-frying chicken, heat sauce to simmer. Add green onions & peanuts about a minute before serving. At the last minute, add chicken pieces to sauce, mix quickly & serve
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