I recently discovered a fantastic recipe that is easy to make, has very few ingredients and has a nice wow factor when it hits the palate. It is a HUGE hit with the family! I make a hot mustard dipping sauce that pairs nicely with the chicken. The recipe for that is below this recipe. I made this again last night and it dawned on me that I hadn't put it on my blog yet, so I am rectifying that mistake.
STICKY CHINESE CHICKEN
1 cup finely crushed garlic & onion-flavored croutons
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 TBSP soy sauce
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1" pieces
1/4 cup canola oil
2 green onions, thinly sliced, for garnish, optional
In a large bowl, whisk crouton crumbs and cornstarch. Stir in the soy sauce and mix well. Add chicken and toss until completely coated.
Cover and refrigerate for a least 30 minutes. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat (I like to use my electric skillet for this.) Add chicken and cook, covered, for 20-25 minutes until nice and crispy and cooked through. Turn about 4-5 times during cooking to avoid burning. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with additional soy sauce, chopped scallions, cooked rice and steamed sugar snap peas, if desired.
I make a Hot mustard sauce for these that is fantastic!! It has a nice bite to it that I find addicting. You can adjust the heat by adding more soy sauce. Here is my recipe:
CAITY'S HOT MUSTARD DIPPING SAUCE
2 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp cold water
1 tsp soy sauce, or to taste.
Mix mustard and water and let sit for TEN minutes. Add the soy sauce and taste as you mix. I am just guessing at the amount of soy sauce. This will be spicy but oh so good when drizzled over this chicken, or just dip the chicken in it. A little does go a long way.