Chicken Chowmein

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup halved onion, sliced
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1 cup of chopped cabbage
  • 1 bunch scallion, chopped fine
  • 1 whole skinless chicken breast
  • 3 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can bean sprout
  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts

Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon flour

Directions

  • Pour oil into a preheat pan or wok.
  • Add onions and celery.
  • Cook until tender.
  • Stir in chopped cabbage and scallions and cook for one minute.
  • Remove vegetables from heat and set them aside.
  • In a large sauce pan under medium heat, simmer chicken in water/broth until thoroughly cooked.
  • Remove chicken from broth and set on a plate to cool.
  • When cool enough to handle, remove chicken from bone and chop into 1 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Add cooked vegetables and chicken to broth.
  • Add (drained) bean sprouts and water chestnuts to broth.
  • Sauce: Add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Add to chicken/vegetables.
  • Cook, stirring constantly over med/low heat until slightly thickened.
  • Serve over rice or crispy Chinese noodles


Chicken Afritada


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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken, cut into pieces
  • 4 pieces potatoes, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 2 pcs of hotdog, sliced (optional)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • patis (fish sauce)or salt
  • pepper

Method


  • Marinate the chicken lemon juice and soy sauce. Set aside.
  • Heat oil, sauté garlic and onions.
  • Add the chicken. Fry until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add the marinated juice.
  • Pour the tomato sauce and water. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 20 minutes or until the chicken is almost cooked.
  • Add potatoes and hotdog; cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.
  • Add the green, red bell peppers and peas, simmer for an additional minute or two.
  • Fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste.




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