Healing Chinese Chicken Soup Stir Fry Recipe ~ Chinese Cooking

Healing Chinese Chicken Soup Stir Fry Recipe ~ Chinese Cooking


It’s that time of year when you need a
healing warming and comforting meal. I’m Tess and tonight I will show you step by
step how to make this delicious healing Chinese chicken soup stir fry. The
chicken is so soft and tender it reminds me of dumplings.
Lots of harvest vegetables and all swimming in a light bright Chinese chicken
sauce. I use the velveting technique to cook
the chicken and this makes it tender and soft. It is a real simple technique and
I’ve used this method of cooking meat in several of my video recipes. I will leave
links to those video recipes below this video. I have a large boneless chicken
breast that I cut into thin small strips about an eighth of an inch thick. I’m
adding in a pinch of salt, 1 egg white and a couple heaping tablespoons of
cornstarch. Giving that a good mix to make sure all the chicken pieces are
separated and coated thoroughly. Letting that rest for 10 to 15 minutes. I have a
pot of water that is just about to a simmer. I’m dropping in the chicken and
they will float to the bottom. I’m doing this in a couple batches you don’t want
to overcrowd the pan. Once you have all the chicken in just give it a little
stir to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom. As the chicken cooks it will
rise to the top. It only takes a couple minutes for the chicken to thoroughly
cook. Once done remove from the pan and set to the side. You can use this
velveting technique with any meat. The texture is really soft and it really
adds a nice balance to the vegetables. The secret to this comforting meal is
the sauce or the broth and lots of it! I’m starting with 3 cups of homemade
chicken broth and I may add more later if I need it.
Homemade chicken broth has so much flavor but you can use boxed broth. You can
also add in a teaspoon of better than Bouillon chicken for more flavor. Just
choose the reduced sodium products. You don’t want a lot of salt. I have my heat
on high and I’m bringing this up to a simmer. I’m adding in a couple cloves of
sliced garlic and about a teaspoon or so of chopped ginger and this adds a nice
brightness to the sauce. Now I’m adding in two tablespoons of Shao Hsing cooking
wine and you can find this at your Asian market, a teaspoon of light soy sauce, a
pinch of salt because I’m using homemade chicken broth and a good drizzle or of an
eighth of a teaspoon of white pepper and this will add a little background heat,
and finally a teaspoon of sugar to balance it all out.
Don’t worry you won’t even taste the sugar. Giving that a good stir, bringing
up to a simmer and cooking for three to four minutes. Just a reminder that I will leave the recipe and the list of ingredients for
this healing Chinese chicken soup stir-fry below this video. Also remember
to like and subscribe if you enjoyed this video recipe and click the bell to
make sure you receive notification of all my future video recipes. Now for the healing vegetables. I have
one diced onion, a couple sliced carrots and a couple sliced stalks of celery.
These three vegetables make a great base for any chicken soup. Bringing that back
up to a simmer and cooking for about five minutes or until the onions become
translucent. Next is the broccoli. I kept the florets a nice size so they
hold up in the cooking. Broccoli is loaded with vitamins K and C and it is a
powerful antioxidant. Bringing up to a simmer and cooking for a minute. I’m also
adding in some yellow squash and it won’t take long to cook. Squash is in
season and plentiful. Yellow squash is also packed with vitamin A B C and
magnesium. Bringing up to a simmer and cooking for one minute. With all these
powerful vegetables combined it certainly will help with your immune
system. Now I’m adding the chicken back into the
pot and giving it a good stir to combine. At this point you can decide if you want
a little more chicken broth or not. I’m adding in a teaspoon of sesame oil for a
little brightness and here I have a slurry of cornstarch and water for a
thickener. I’m adding in a little at a time and stirring. The sauce will start
to thicken. I like it like a thin gravy but you can make it as thick as you like.
Since I’m serving this with rice I want it thicken just a little. The last and
final ingredient is at the end and that is two chopped green onions. Giving that
a good stir and it’s ready! I don’t have to tell you how good and
comforting this Chinese chicken soup stir-fry is. All the flavors shine
through. I can taste in the background the white
pepper, ginger, garlic and the sesame oil. Nothing overpowering and the light
chicken sauce is so comforting… that is why I made plenty! The velvet chicken is
so tender and smooth like a dumpling. I’m serving tonight with some steamed rice
and this is also good with some Chinese egg or rice noodles. Don’t forget to
spoon over some of that delicious chicken sauce! Hope you give this healing
Chinese chicken soup stir-fry I try and enjoy. If you like this video recipe please hit
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14 thoughts on “Healing Chinese Chicken Soup Stir Fry Recipe ~ Chinese Cooking”

  1. Hello. I am a chef in Korea. It's great to see various dishes on your channel. Thank you for sharing.🇰🇷❤👍👍👍👍

  2. Tess thank you for this recipe. It is definitely good for healing the body and soul!
    I love it and will try it. Blessings to you!

  3. Tess wow that is one fantastic recipe, it looks so delicious. I’m making this for sure, I’ve cooked chicken the same way by boiling it like that and you’re right, it does tenderise it.

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