Chinese garlic chicken served with white rice
Chinese Garlic Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This better-than-takeout garlic chicken makes a great dinner served over a bed of rice but is also perfect as finger food for a party!

Servings: 2 people
Calories: 348 kcal
Author: Yummy Addiction
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • salt , to taste
  • ground white pepper , to taste
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • oil , for frying
  • 4 cloves garlic , sliced
  • 3 scallions , cut into batons
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • a pinch of sugar
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix the cornstarch with the salt and white pepper. Cut the chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces. Dredge the chicken pieces in the cornstarch mixture and shake off any excess. Set aside.

  2. Heat the oil in a wok (it’s also possible to make this recipe with a simple skillet if you don’t have one). Add the chicken pieces and shallow fry them for 3-4 minutes or until golden and cooked through. If all the chicken doesn’t fit in a single layer, work in batches. When done, remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.

  3. Clean the wok using a paper towel. Add some oil and stir-fry the garlic and scallions for 1-2 minutes. Add the rice wine, soy sauce, sugar, and a pinch of white pepper. Heat through and return the chicken pieces back into the pan. Mix them into the sauce.

  4. Serve over the rice or it’s also great as a finger food. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Gok Cooks Chinese by Gok Wan