The spicy, sweet flavor of Asian food creates many Oriental recipes that take advantage of the many vegetables found in that area. Whether you like your sauce and ingredients spicy and hot or sweet and mild, many recipes will fill your requirements. That feature adds to the popularity of meals from Japan, Korea, and China. Chicken is a common ingredient in many international recipes and you will find quite a variety of flavors available to combine with your favorite teriyaki sauce, such as ginger and marmalade. Teriyaki chicken eggplant recipes always give a wonderful Asian flavor and you will find many easy recipes that include vegetables needing just a bit preparation. Choose the ones with ingredients that blend well and produce the aroma and flavor of Asia. The chicken will cook up juicy and flavorful, providing a healthy, warm dinner for your family and guests.
Preparing an Asian vegetable and chicken dish at home is infinitely better than ordering takeout because it is less expensive and you have your choice of what to put in the recipe. Cook the chicken in a skillet, crockpot, or wok. It basically gets down to browning the chicken, adding the remaining ingredients and letting the dinner cook until the chicken is done. The results are incredible and you will be very pleased with the spectacular dinner you just created.
There is never a problem thinking of sides for Oriental foods. White steamed rice is always accepted, and cooked or crispy Oriental noodles are equally good. A light soup can start the meal and a shredded carrot, cabbage and sliced cucumber salad with a light dressing is delicious. Chinese Eggplant Chicken And Vegetables is an excellent chicken recipe to try. Not only is it easy to make, it is very tasty. Some of the ingredients associated with Oriental foods include marmalade, ginger, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce. Hoisin sauce is like a Chinese barbecue sauce and is common in vegetarian dishes. Because of its consistency, it can be used to dip vegetables or fried foods in, as a glaze, and as a sauce. Some of the ingredients used to make Hoisin are peanut butter, white vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, garlic powder, and hot sauce. Hoisin sauce is one of the flavor combinations used to provide the trademark sweetness and Oriental flavor of Chinese chicken recipes.
- 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 medium eggplant
- ˝ cup thinly sliced carrots
- 2 large brown mushrooms, sliced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 cup snow peas
- ˝ cup peanuts (dry-roasted works best)
- ˝ cup bean sprouts
- 3 tablespoons diced pimientos
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter (your choice of chunky or creamy)
- ˝ cup hoisin sauce
Preheat the wok to high.
Cut the chicken into rectangular quarter-inch thick slices.
Wash the eggplant and trim the ends. Cut into 4 pieces lengthwise. As you cut the eggplant into half-inch pieces, discard dark green areas. Season the eggplant with pepper and salt.
Preheat wok on high for 2-3 minutes. Add the sesame oil and chicken. Turn the chicken occasionally to brown all sides. Sauté 5 minutes.
Place the eggplant and peanuts into the wok with the chicken. Stir, cover, and let sauté 4 minutes, stirring once each minute.
Add the pimentos and vegetables to the mix, stirring frequently while it sautés 2 minutes.
Combine the peanut butter and hoisin sauce in a large measuring cup. Add to the eggplant-chicken mixture, stirring to blend the flavors. Sauté an additional 2 minutes and serve.
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