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Sambal Chicken Stir Fry
Servings: 4
  • 1 pound(s), cut into 1/4-inch-thick bite-size slices uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)
  • 1 Tbsp, minced ginger root
  • 2 Tbsp, sherry (dry or sweet) or white wine, divided
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 2 Tbsp, divided peanut oil
  • 1 Tbsp sambal oelek
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsppacked brown sugar
  • 2 cup(s), julienned uncooked bell pepper(s)
  • 1 cup(s), sliced uncooked scallion(s)
  • 1 Tbsp, or to taste fresh lime juice
  1. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, ginger, 1 Tbsp of sherry or wine, cornstarch and salt. Stir in 1 tsp of oil.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sambal oelek, fish sauce, brown sugar, remaining 1 Tbsp of white wine and 2 Tbsp cold water.
  3. Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok or 12-inch skillet over high heat until a drop of water evaporates within 1 to 2 seconds of contact. Swirl in 1 Tbsp of oil. Add chicken and spread evenly in one layer in wok. Cook undisturbed 1 minute, letting chicken begin to sear. Stir-fry 1 minute until chicken is no longer pink but not cooked through.
  4. Swirl in remaining 2 tsp oil. Add peppers and scallions, and stir-fry 30 seconds or until scallions are bright green. Swirl sauce into wok and stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in lime juice just before serving.
  5. Yields 1 cup per serving.
  • Total Time 0:30 
  • Prep 0:25 
  • Cook 0:05 
  • Serves 4 
  • Difficulty Easy 
  • If you’re shy about heat start slow with the sambal oelek and add to taste. You can always increase the heat but you can't take it out.