Hot and Sour Chicken !!!

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I think Chinese food always comes as a rescue even if we are sick and still craving for something tasty and delicious. For me Chinese food always works out …..so the story of the day goes as …My beloved husband is down with viral fever and being a big foodie still  craving for yum stuff. I made him some sachet chicken soup which he didn’t like ,his frowning face made me go  awweeeeee.. The chef within me thought why not make a healthy chicken dish with one teaspoon of olive oil . This way all will be healthy and hearty . And what is very easy and healthy to make  …..Chinese food  ! You can never go wrong with it . Take my word !!!!

Ingredients : 300 g small pieces of boneless chicken , 1 teaspoon black pepper powder , Salt to taste, shredded lime leaves, 1 tablespoon chopped lemon grass 1 tablespoon lime juice , 1/2 tablespoon garlic finely chopped, 1 tablespoon ginger finely chopped, 1 celery stick finely chopped, 1 cup finely chopped spring onions , 1 teaspoon corn starch dissolved in 1/2 cup water, 1 cup chicken stock ,1 egg white , 1 tablespoon dark soya sauce, 1 teaspoon olive oil.

Serving : Bowl full of 3

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Method :

Marinate chicken with salt pepper, lime leaves and lime juice , dark soya sauce & Lemon grass . Keep it for 30 minutes. Heat  1 teaspoon olive oil and add ginger, garlic, & celery sauté for 30 seconds on high flame add the chicken . Cook for  5 minutes. Once the chicken is done add the chicken stock and half of the spring onions ( Save the green part for garnishing ), let the water soak some aroma and add in dissolved corn starch . Once the chicken gets a thickness here comes the tricky part. Add a teaspoon of soya sauce again and then slowly stir in egg white with one hand and keep stirring the gravy with a spatula from other hand. The egg white will form thin white strands giving the dish its look. Now do you really need to sob when you are sick . I don’t think so .  Garnish it with green chopped spring onions and serve hot .

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