Mama Ma Lin Fried Chicken With Green Peppers

This is a dish that is supposed to be done with pork, but most of the time I use chicken instead. The first time I did it with chicken was because they didn’t have any pork in my little shop in Shanghai when I lived there. Since then I must have cooked the dish at least a 100 times with chicken, so I suppose we are just used to it… This is one of my kids favourite dishes.

Ingredients for 4-5 persons if you eat it as a full meal.

500 gram chicken filet

100 gram salted peanuts with no shell

3 egg whites

80 gram of cornstarch (or 16 tsp.)

2 decilitre chicken stock

4 teaspoons rice wine

4 teaspoons Chinese soy sauce

1 scallion the white part

1-1,5 teaspoon of ginger powder

1-2 thinly sliced garlic

3 teaspoons of white sugar

1 green pepper seeded and cut into little pieces

0,5 -1 Chili flakes

Mix the sauce in another bowl
  1. Cut the chicken into cubes.
  2. Mix the egg whites with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, add the chicken and make sure all the chicken is covered in the egg and cornstarch mixture. Set aside as you prepare the sauce.
  3. Mix the chicken broth in a bowl with 3 tablespoons of cornstarch, rice wine, soy, scallion, ginger powder, garlic and sugar.
  4. Heat some rapeseed or cooking oil in a wok or a large frying pan. Fry the chicken for about 40 seconds, stir and make sure that all the chicken has a white surface. Rinse the chicken and let it drain.
  5. Wipe of the wok, pour in some new oil and add the peppers and fry for 30 seconds. Then add the chicken.
  6. Stir the sauce and pour it into the wok. Stir. Add the peanuts and chili flakes. Stir and bring to boil, then fry for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.
  7. Serve with noodles, or as part of a Chinese buffet.

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