Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3/4 lb Chicken breast

  2. skinless, boneless

  3. 1 tb Rice wine or dry sherry

  4. 1 sm Green bell pepper

  5. 1 sm Red bell pepper

  6. 1 Carrot

  7. 2 Scallions

  8. 1 Egg, beaten

  9. 2 tb Cornstarch

  10. 2 c Oil, preferably peanut

  11. 3 oz Canned leches, drained, or:

  12. 1 -fresh orange in segments

  13. SAUCE -- 3/4 c Chicken stock

  14. 1 tb Light soy sauce

  15. 1/2 ts Salt

  16. 1 1/2 tb Chinese white rice vinegar

  17. or: cider vinegar

  18. 1 tb Sugar

  19. 1 tb Tomato paste

  20. 1 ts Cornstarch

  21. 1 ts Water

  22. SAUCE --

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑


  2. Put the cubes into a bowl together with the rice wine or sherry, 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and marinate for 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, cut the green and red peppers into 1-inch squares.

  4. Peel and cut the carrots and scallions into 1-inch chunks.

  5. (The uniform size of meat and vegetables adds to the visual appeal of the dish.

  6. ) Bring a pot of water to a boil and blanch the carrots in it for 4 minutes, then drain and set aside.

  7. Mix the egg and cornstarch in a bowl until they are well blended into a batter.

  8. Lift the chicken cubes out of the marinade, put them into a batter and coat each piece well.

  9. Heat the oil in a deep-fat fryer or large wok until it is almost smoking.

  10. Remove the chicken pieces from the batter with a slotted spoon and deep-fry them.

  11. Drain the deep-fried chicken cubes on paper towels.

  12. TO MAKE THE SAUCE: Combine the chicken stock, soy sauce, salt, vinegar, sugar and tomato paste in a large saucepan.

  13. Bring it to a boil.

  14. Add all the vegetables, but not the leches or oranges, and stir well.

  15. In a small bowl, blend together the cornstarch and water.

  16. Stir this mixture into the sauce, and bring it back to a boil.

  17. Turn the heat down to a simmer.

  18. Add the leches or oranges and chicken cubes.

  19. Mix well, then turn the mixture onto a deep platter.

  20. Serve at once.


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