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Chicken Chilli Dry

My top favourite dish in Pakistani – Chinese cuisine….. something I eat at least once a week when I am in Pakistan and crave almost everyday when I am in Australia. So just to satisfy that craving in a land where no one knows how to make it, here I am who has mastered this unique recipe after several trials 🙂

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR CHICKEN

  • 1 large size chicken breast (cut into paper strips)
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice
  • 4 tbspns oil
  • 3 tbspns corn flour
  • Salt & pepper
  • A generous pinch of red chilli flakes
  • A generous pinch of garlic powder (about ½ tspn heap full)
  • A generous pinch of ginger powder (about ½ tspn heap full)
  • A generous pinch of chicken salt
  • 4 tbspns dark soy sauce
  • FOR STIR FRY
  • 2 tbspns sesame oil + 4 tbspns cooking oil
  • 4 – 5 large green chillies (seeds removed & cut into julienne)
  • 1 tbspn ginger garlic paste
  • 4 tbspns oyster sauce
  • A splash of hot sauce/ chilli sauce

Method:

  1. Combine everything given for chicken in a mixing bowl and mix. Keep aside for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Heat some oil in a pan for shallow frying. Fry chicken pieces in batches for 3 – 5 minutes per batch until the chicken is golden. (medium heat)
  3. Once all the chicken is done, keep it aside until needed.
  4. Heat some oil & sesame oil in a wok and sauté ginger garlic paste. Increase the heat to high and add ginger julienne and fry further for 2 minutes and then add green chillies. Stir fry and add oyster sauce.
  5. Add fried chicken pieces, stir and coat the chicken in the sauce and dish out on to your platter with rice.
  6. Serve.

Chicken Chow Mein

My recipe ……

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 x 375g packets of boiled chow mein noodles (I got it from my local Asian grocery store, if you don’t have any Asian grocery store then you can ask your local store for chow mien noodles and boil it as per instructions given on the packet)
  • 2 carrots julienne
  • 4 cups thinly sliced cabbage
  • 1 ½ cups sliced green onion
  • 1 capsicum sliced (Optional)
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tbspns soy sauce
  • 1 tbspn oyster sauce
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 sliced onion

FOR CHCIKEN

  • 2 chicken breasts (thinly sliced)
  • 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • Salt
  • 2 tbspns hot sauce/ chilli sauce
  • 2 tbspns dark soy sauce
  • 3 tbspns oyster sauce
  • Pepper
  • ½ tspn white pepper
  • 1 tspn ajinomoto

Procedure:

-Marinate chicken for 30 minutes.

-Prepare noodles as per the instructions given on the packet.

-Heat ½ cup of oil and fry onion until its golden. Add marinated chicken and fry until its white. Do not dry the sauce.

-Take it out in bowl with the sauce.

-In same pan, heat rest of the oil and add all the vegetables except the green onion.

-Sauté on high heat for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add boiled noodles and mix. Add chicken with all the juices and cook. Add soy sauce, green onion and oyster sauce. Mix well and when the gravy is dry and the noodles look good, serve.