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CarolCooks2 in my kitchen… Dragon Chicken with Broccolini …

Welcome to my kitchen…It’s time for another Chicken Recipe …Dragon Chicken …

Chicken is a very versatile protein it has little fat(unless we add it)…a healthy alternative to red meat…  it is indeed low in saturated fat, contains higher amounts of omega-6 fatty acids than other animal meats, and is high in protein and essential vitamins and minerals such as B6, B12, iron, zinc, and copper…

Today I am sharing Dragon Chicken …

Dragon Chicken..…not a dragon fruit insight but hey ho….it’s in the name…lol

Ingredients

1lb chicken breasts cut into small chunks or pieces of chicken on the bone.

Marinade for chicken:

• 1 egg white
• 1/2 tsp. pepper
• 2 tbsp. cornstarch/arrowroot
• 1 tbsp. soy sauce
• Salt to taste

Mix all the marinade ingredients together and coat the chicken thoroughly leave it to dry for 30 minutes.

Heat some oil to 375 degrees and cook the chicken in batches until it is crispy.

For the sauce

  • 3 cloves of finely chopped garlic
  •  1 tsp red pepper flakes
  •  A thumb-size piece of finely chopped ginger
  •  3 tbsp tomato ketchup
  •  1 tbsp of soy sauce
  •  1/2 tsp of sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp sweetcorn niblets
  • 2 spring onions chopped.

Mix all these together.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a medium pan and add the mixture… when the sauce comes to a boil add the chicken and the sweetcorn and heat for a further 1-2 minutes until it is warmed through

To serve garnish with chopped spring onions, and or sliced green chillies.

A lovely dish the coating was crisp and the sauce a little like a sweet and sour sauce…served with rice and a lovely side of stir-fried broccolini it is lovely and no dragons appeared…lol

Stir fried Broccolini….

  • 1 bunch broccoli 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil,
  • 2-3 garlic clovessliced
  • A small piece of fresh ginger finely chopped(optional)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Lime wedgefor squeezing.

Let’s Cook!

First, trim the ends and trim off any woody bits sometimes as broccolini has a short season I use broccoli florets …my favourite is the purple broccolini if I can find any but we love any broccoli…if it is nearing the end of the season I blanch it before stir-frying but when really young and tender there is no need…

Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat then stir in the garlic, chilli flakes and ginger if using and cook for about 30 seconds then add the broccolini shaking or using a spatula keep the broccolini moving…cook until tender especially the stems 3-5 mins.

Remove from the pan and drain of any excess liquid season with salt and pepper sometimes I shave some parmesan over the top but it depends on what dish it is a side for with Dragon Chicken I left off the parmesan…Serve with a squeeze of lemon or lime…

Enjoy!