Love Chinese Food? But how well do you know the methods of preparing the dishes, especially the world popular Chicken Starter Recipes? Keep reading to find out some interesting insights.
How delicious is Chinese cuisine, right? The sweet, tangy, hot, and bitter flavours that are carefully combined together to create a mind-blowing Chinese Chicken Starter or main dish, are a wonder in themselves. In fact, Chinese cuisine is colourful and wholesome because of the use of a variety of ingredients in the form of spices and fresh produce. Any Chinese dish you come across will give you a burst of flavour.
Among the many types of meat, chicken is a popular ingredient used in many Chinese cuisines. The Chinese use mostly all parts of a chicken, which include the feet and head, to prepare some unique flavours. Chicken is stir-fried, deep-fried, boiled, or roasted and enjoyed by the family with a whole variety of other side dishes and rice.
But what exactly makes Chinese cooking different from the rest, you wonder? Be it Chinese Chicken Starters or main dishes, Chinese cooking is all about the right technique and careful use of ingredients.
What is Chinese cooking and what should you know about it?
From using key ingredients to carefully using authentic cooking techniques and marination processes, Chinese cooks have long been sharing their knowledge with the world. It is not a hidden fact that Chinese food is now available and loved by every person around the world. This has increased the demand to open and sell authentic Chinese cuisine. But we have gathered for you some interesting tips and tricks for a Chinese Chicken Starter Recipe that you can prepare at home.
Marination: This is a key to perfecting and preparing the Best Chicken Starters in your kitchen. Based on the dish you wish to make, you have to pick your marination ingredients, which can be soy sauce or spiced oil to marinate your meat in.
Sugar: This is a secret ingredient that many may not know but Chicken Starter Recipes use sugar that helps enrich their taste. It brings out the umami flavours that authentic Chinese cuisine is popular for. Moreover, primary acidic ingredients such as rice wine vinegar are balanced with sugar to give make your dish flavoursome.
Parboiling: If you are stir-frying some vegetables to go with your Chinese Chicken Starter, start parboiling the vegetables. Important vegetables enjoyed as sides with most Chinese Chicken Starters include baby corn, carrots, broccoli, red and yellow bell peppers, cauliflowers, and mushrooms.
High Heat: Always cook your Chicken Starter Recipes on high heat. If you go to any live Chinese restaurants to see expert chefs cooking from scratch in front of you, you will always find them keeping the wok/pan on high heat and adding the ingredients to cook. This helps to maintain the sizzle, which is a staple for any Chinese cooking.
What are the staple ingredients for cooking Easy Chicken Starters?
To make any Chinese dish, you should be well aware of the staple ingredients of cooking easy chicken starters. Some of these ingredients include:
· Light or Regular Soy Sauce
· Sesame Oil
· Shaoxing/Rice Wine
· Oyster Sauce
· Corn starch
· Ground Pepper
|Prep Time||1-2 hour|
- Licious Chicken Mini Bites
- 3 tubes of bok choy shredded
- 3 tsp of cornstarch
- 5 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp rice wine
- 1 medium green onion thinly sliced
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- 1 tsp white rice vinegar
- ½ tsp black rice vinegar
- 1 clove garlic finely chopped
- Salt as per taste
- In a bowl, combine chicken, rice wine, onions, and cornstarch. Mix them well and leave for marination in the refrigerator for one hour.
- Take another bowl and prepare the sauce adding the chicken broth, 2 tbsp water, white and black rice vinegar, garlic, and salt. Mix them well.
- Add the bok choy to the sauce and mix the ingredients well.
- Heat a deep pan and add oil.
- Once hot, add the chicken pieces and stir-fry till it’s nearly cooked. Remove the chicken.
- Mix cornstarch in water and add to the bok choy sauce. Stir until the sauce thickens.
- Add chicken and cook for 2 minutes.
- Serve hot!
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