Saturday, February 24, 2007

Peanut Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry

This is our absolute favorite recipe so far, we've cooked it up many times, nearly once a week, while in Kyoto, but it is a Chinese recipe! They don't actually do stir fries, or even have woks here in Japan. It is spicy though, so be warned!


2T oil
0.5C peanuts
1t chili powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
2t ginger, minced
0.5C green and / or red peppers
0.5 bunch broccoli, chopped
1T soy sauce
1T sake
1T hot bean paste
1T rice vinegar
0.5t sugar
1T sesame oil


1lb chicken, cubed
2t sake
2t sesame oil
1t flour


Make marinade and let chicken sit for at least 30 minutes. Heat oil in a wok and fry peanuts stirring constantly for about a minute, set aside. Combine chicken and chili powder in wok and cook until chicken is white. Add garlic, ginger, peppers, and broccoli and fry for 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients, mix well, and reduce sauce. Add peanuts and serve over rice. Enjoy!