Saturday, March 29, 2008

Leftovers Series - Chicken Bacon Stir Fry

Here is a dish I invented out of necessity (most of the ingredients will rot if I don't use them soon :-p).  I do this a lot so I thought of making a Leftovers Series.



Ingredients:
1 Lb boneless Chicken Thighs
1/2 pack bacon
2 cups baby carrots
1 head cauliflower
1/2 cup hoisin
4 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 Tbsp Fish Sauce
1 Tbsp Chilli Flakes
2 Tbsp Chopped garlic
4 Tbsp Olive Oil
Prep Work:
1. Cut chicken thighs to 1 inch thick pieces
2. Wrap each chicken thigh with bacon
3. Separate cauliflower branches then wash well
4. Peel carrots and wash well
5. Dice garlic
Steps:
1. Heat pan well. Add olive oil and heat through.
2. Add garlic to the oil. Season garlic with salt and Pepper.
3. Add the bacon wrapped chicken.  Position it so that the open flap hits the heat first.  This will make sure your bacon will continue to wrap your chicken and not fall off.  Fry on all sides.
4. Add the Hoisin, oyster sauce, fish sauce and chilli flakes.
5. When the chicken is cooked through, add the cauliflower and carrots.
6. Coat all vegetables with the hoisin sauce and make sure you do not overcook the them. I prefer them crunchy so after coating everything with the sauce, I give it a minute to cook then I turn off the heat. The remaining heat should be sufficient to finish cooking them.
7. Add pepper to taste.  If you think it needs more salt, use fish sauce.
Doesn't my cast iron pan look gorgeous?



3 comments:

  1. gosh...looks so yummy. cook for me again pretty please (w/ princess pout)? haha!

    hey, why do you season the garlic with salt and pepper? and why fish sauce and not salt? :-)

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  2. If you season the garlic with salt and pepper, it enhances the garlic flavor. You'll know this because the smell intensifies once you add the salt =D
    Fish sauce and not salt because patis has a slightly sweet flavor to it. I find it complements the hoisin (matamis rin kasi) Suree! pag luto kita mari-rine! miss you!

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  3. ohhhh cool. thanks for the info. kaya pala patis ginagamit for tinola. haha. paguwi mo here renee ako magluluto for you...naka naman! :-P

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