INGREDIENTS:

Chicken, boneless cubes: 500 gm

Salt to taste

Black pepper powder: 1/2 tsp

Red chilli paste: 1/2 tsp

Ajinomoto(opt): 1/2 tsp

Vinegar: 1 tsp

Soy sauce: 2 tsp

Cornflour: 1 tbsp

Olive oil: 2 tbsp

Garlic paste: 1 tsp

Spring onion, chopped: 2 stalks

Red chilli flakes: 1/2 tsp

Red chilli sauce: 1/2 tsp

Tomato ketchup: 1/2 tsp

 

METHOD

  1. Marinate chicken boneless cubes in 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper powder, red chilli paste, 1/4 tsp ajinomoto, 1/2 tsp vinegar, 1 tsp soy sauce & 1/2 tbsp cornflour.
  2. Mix well & allow a resting time of an hour or so.
  3. Heat a wok, add olive oil & stir fry the chicken cubes till golden brown from all sides. ( You could increase the qty of oil, if required).
  4. Remove the chicken cubes & keep aside.
  5. Take a bowl, add 1 cup water, red chilli flakes, 1 tsp soy sauce, red chilli sauce & tomato ketchup.
  6. Mix well, then add salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper powder & 1/4 tsp ajinomoto.
  7. Give it all a good mix.
  8. Heat a wok, add 1 tbsp of the olive oil used to stir fry the chicken cubes & let warm.
  9. Add ginger paste & spring onion whites.
  10. Cook for 2 mins, then add in the sauce mix, let boil & then cook on a simmer for 5- 10 mins.
  11. Dunk in the chicken cubes & allow to simmer for 10-15 mins, till they turn soft.
  12. Add 1/2 tbsp of cornflour dissolved in 2 tbsp of water to thicken the sauce.
  13. Adjust the seasoning & finish off by adding the spring onion greens.                                                                                           NOTE: This is a world famous recipe from the Chinese cuisine. Enjoy!

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