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Monday, January 13, 2014

Chinese Jalapeno Chicken

What can I say about this chicken dish?  It's so very simple.  It's got a little bite to it.  It's absolutely delicious!!  What more do you need to know?  Now, if you aren't into spicy, this might not be the dish for you, but if you love a little kick in your dinner... well, I highly recommend trying this recipe out.  I wanted to make it again the follow night.... okay, that could be the pregnancy speaking, but no matter.. It was good enough I wanted to eat it again, and that my friends, is always a good sign!!

Chinese Jalapeno Chicken
Adapted from
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces (or smaller)
2 Tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1 teaspoon mirin
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tablespoon teriyaki sauce
2 jalapeno peppers, sliced
1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
pinch of granulated sugar

In a resealable plastic bag, combine the chicken and 2 Tablespoons cornstarch.  Shake well until the chicken is evenly coated.  Allow to stand for 5 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix together the remaining cornstarch, mirin, rice vinegar, soy and teriyaki sauce until well combined.  Set aside.

In a deep non-stick skillet, heat the oil over high heat.  As soon as the oil starts to shimmer, turn the temp down to medium.  Add the chicken and quickly fry, stirring constantly, until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.  Add the jalapenos and red pepper and stir fry 3 more minutes.  Add the garlic and stir fry 1 more minute.  Lower the heat to medium low and add the sauce mixture, stirring to coat everything.  Keep on heat until the sauce has thickened (about a minute or two).  Remove from heat.  Serve over rice and enjoy!

Favorite Recipe of the Day from Past Years:  The Witch's Marinated Chicken with White Wine and Parsley Aioli


Unknown said...

really craving some good chinese food... love the idea of this chicken, it looks wonderfully authentic!... Happy new Year if I haven't wished it to you yet x

Big Dude said...

Hard to beat simple and delicious with a kick - and purdy too. I like that you used plenty of chicken in it.

Velva said...

I love a little kick to my dinner (smile). Love the ease of this dish too.

Pam said...

I think my husband would especially dig how spicy this one could be. It looks tasty Jenn.

Pam said...

Perfect, it sounds great! And what could be better than a good dose of heat!

Jean | said...

Mmm ... Jenn, this looks like a dish that could quickly become a favorite!

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

Love this Jenn. Pinning so I remember to make this soon. And perfect for a weeknight fix.

Angie's Recipes said...

This is my kind of quick and delicious stir-fry. Yum!