Hot and Sour Chicken !!!


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 … 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


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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