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The Nutty Chicken

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Introduction

This dish was an experiment with culinary trinkets I bought in one of my favorite specialty stores, and I was very pleased it. The name will make sense when you taste it: there is a lingering, earthy nuttiness to the flavor.

This dish was an experiment with culinary trinkets I bought in one of my favorite specialty stores, and I was very pleased it. The name will make sense when you taste it: there is a lingering, earthy nuttiness to the flavor.

Ingredients

Serves: serves 2

Metric Cups
  • 3 large chicken breasts (cubed)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (sweet)
  • 2 tablespoons groundnut oil
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 splash of lemon juice (good-sized)
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon (good-sized)
  • gram sesame oil (a few drops)
  • gram salt (to taste)
  • 3 large chicken breasts (cubed)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (sweet)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 splash of lemon juice (good-sized)
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon (good-sized)
  • gram asian sesame oil (a few drops)
  • gram salt (to taste)

Method

The Nutty Chicken is a community recipe submitted by Coffee Dance and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Prepare the marinade by mixing all ingredients, save for one spring onion, and pour this over the chicken cubes. Let this stand for a while for the flavors to develop.
  • When they are ready to be cooked, heat some oil in a pan, and when hot, add that remaining chopped spring onion, followed by the chicken and its marinade.
  • It won't be exactly frying in the marinade, but you need it to produce juicy, succulent chicken, so give it a good stir now and again, until the chicken is tender.
  • Serve with a garnish of your choice.
  • Prepare the marinade by mixing all ingredients, save for one scallion, and pour this over the chicken cubes. Let this stand for a while for the flavors to develop.
  • When they are ready to be cooked, heat some oil in a pan, and when hot, add that remaining chopped scallion, followed by the chicken and its marinade.
  • It won't be exactly frying in the marinade, but you need it to produce juicy, succulent chicken, so give it a good stir now and again, until the chicken is tender.
  • Serve with a garnish of your choice.
  • Additional Information

    If you have regular soy sauce, I would suggest adding some honey for sweetness, and adjusting the amount of salt accordingly, since regular soy sauce is salty enough, while sweet soy sauce is not.

    If you have regular soy sauce, I would suggest adding some honey for sweetness, and adjusting the amount of salt accordingly, since regular soy sauce is salty enough, while sweet soy sauce is not.

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