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Favorite Chinese Chicken With Green Beans


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  • 6 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced 1/8" thick
  • 7 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon Emeril's Asian Spice Blend (listed below)
  • 1/4 cup dried shrimp
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound green beans stem ends trimmed, and cut into 3" lengths
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup roughly-chopped cashews
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon lightly-toasted white sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sirachi (roasted garlic-red pepper puree)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Chopped green onions for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon five spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly-ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne


Servings 4


Step 1

In a bowl, combine the chicken, 4 1/2 teaspoons of the soy sauce, and Asian spice blend. Toss to coat and let sit for 10 minutes.

In a separate bowl, combine the shrimp and water. Let sit for 15 minutes. Drain and roughly chop. In a large wok or saute pan, heat the oil over high heat. Add the beans and shallow fry until wrinkled, stirring, about 2 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the oil and add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 10 seconds.

Add the chicken and stirring constantly, cook until brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chopped shrimp, greens beans, cashews, hoisin, remaining 3 teaspoons of soy sauce, seasame seeds, sirachi, and red pepper flakes. Stir to coat, and cook for 1 minute.

Remove from the heat and serve immediately, garnished with green onions.

For the Asian Spice Blend: In a small bowl, blend all the ingredients. Keep in an airtight container until ready to use.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

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