CHICKEN THIGHS, STIRRED UP AND FRIED HARD

 

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  • Servings: 4
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, patted dry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil (or peanut oil if you happen to have some)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 bunch of green onions, white and green parts separated
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup unsalted roasted peanuts (optional. I didn't have any on hand this time)
  • Cooked rice

Directions

  • Cut the chicken into sizes that are easily nibbled. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl mix together the broth, soy sauce, cornstarch and honey, using a whisk. Set aside.
  • Heat a wok or a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and sesame oil and allow to heat for a few seconds.
  • Add the chicken and stir-fry "hard, fast, and furiously" until its golden brown, yet not quite cooked through. This should take about 5 - 7 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place it on a plate and "make it beg you to finish if off."
  • To the skillet, add the onion whites, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. Cook until for about 30 seconds, bringing out the fragrance. Add the spinach and stir-fry for another minute.
  • Add the broth mixture to the pan and heat to a simmer, scraping up the brown bits which will add to the flavor of your sauce. Let the sauce simmer "until it is thick and velvety", about a minute or two.
  • If you're using the peanuts, now is the time to add them, along with the begging chicken, and the onion greens.
  • Stir it around in the sauce until it is good and tousled, the sauce is the desired thickness, and the chicken is done, about 2 minutes or so.
  • Serve over a bed or rice.

Notes

This is another tantalizing recipe from Fifty Shades of Chicken and is one of my favorites. Quick and easy and so very delicious.

Categories: Dinner  Poultry  Stove 

Author Credit: FL Fowler

Website Credit: http://peacefulcooking.blogspot.com/2014/06/chicken-thighs-stirred-up-and-fried.html

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