Thursday, January 9, 2014

Preparing And Stir Frying Chicken

Stir Fried Chicken
Stir Fried Chicken
There may be several issues at home when it comes to stir fried chicken.  But with today’s internet technology, information is made very simple and accessible to everyone.  Cooking sites have been very helpful in aiding home cooks on new recipes, procedures on storage and even on shopping and choosing the right ingredients for stir frying.  Home cooks are even guided on how to tailor recipes according to their family’s taste.  You can always relaxed and feel good if you have made a perfect stir fry for a visiting friend.  Important issues on frying chicken include the dry or tough chicken.  Basically, this is often caused by overcooking the chicken.  This is the reason why most recipes often provide cooking times.  However, these cooking times are merely guidelines.   You must continuously check the tenderness and color of your chicken in order to avoid dry or tough chicken on your stir fries. 

There are a few factors that can affect the recipe’s suggested cooking time.  First is that thin bite size pieces of meat will cook more quickly than the thick slices.  Secondly, your American stove’s heat settings can very much vary from model to model.   And lastly, the size and shape of the pan can also affect the recipe’s suggested cooking time.  Again, please check your chicken regularly as it cooks. On storing your raw chicken, they shall be stored in the coldest part of the refrigerator.  If not, the raw chicken shall be used within two days.  Always freeze any raw chicken that won't be used within two days.  Basically frozen chicken can be stored in the coolest part of the freezer for one year and not sacrifice quality.  Whole cooked chicken on the other hand can be kept in the refrigerator for only three days.  While the cut-up cooked chicken can be stored in the refrigerator for only two days.  To warn you though, cooked chicken cannot last at room temperature for more than two hours.


This is a simple and elegant chicken dish, it is stir fried with celery, orange honey sauce and chopped carrots. Its preparation time is twenty minutes.  The original recipe makes six servings.

Stir Fried Chicken
Stir Fried Chicken
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diagonally sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast halves, please debone and remove skins and cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped

  • Please prepare all the ingredients in advance according to instruction in the ingredient’s list.
  • When ready to fry, heat one teaspoon of the oil in a wok or large skillet over high flame in your American stove. 
  • Then add the carrots and celery and stir fry for three minutes.
  • Then add the remaining one teaspoon of oil plus the chicken slices and stir fry for five more minutes.
  • Meantime, in a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch into the orange juice.
  • Add in the soy sauce, the honey and ginger.
  • Then pour this sauce to the wok or skillet and lower your flame to medium heat.  Cook until the sauce bubbles and thickens.
  • Then top your dish with the cashews and the green onions.
  • Serve this stir fried chicken with hot steaming rice.
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