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Braised Chicken Breast

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 3 Dried black mushrooms
  • 1 (large) chicken breast
  • 1 tb Cornstarch
  • 1 tb Soy sauce
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 lb Leeks
  • 1/2 c Bamboo shoots
  • 2 tb Smoked ham
  • 2 -(up to)
  • 3 tb Oil
  • 2 tb Oil
  • 1 c Water
  • 1 tb Sherry
  • 2 tb Soy sauce
  • 1 tb Cornstarch
  • 2 tb Water
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • Worcestershire sauce


1. Soak dried mushrooms.

2. Skin and bone chicken breast and cut in 2-inch squares. Combine
cornstarch, soy sauce and salt. Add to chicken and toss gently to coat.

3. Cut leeks in 1-inch sections; slice bamboo shoots and soaked mushrooms.
Mince ham.

4. Heat oil. Add leeks and stir-fry to brown lightly; then remove. Heat
remaining oil. Add chicken; stir-fry until it loses its pinkness. Return
leeks to pan.

5. Add water and bring to a boil. Stir in sherry and remaining soy sauce;
then reduce heat and simmer, covered, 10 minutes.

6. Add sliced bamboo shoots and mushrooms; simmer, covered, 20 minutes
more. Remove chicken and vegetables, leaving liquids in pan. Arrange on a
serving platter and keep warm.

7. Blend remaining cornstarch and cold water to a paste; stir in sugar.
Then add to liquids in pan, stirring to thicken. Pour sauce over chicken.
Garnish with ham, sprinkle with Worcestershire Sauce and serve.

NOTE: This Shanghai style dish is sometimes called Princess Chicken.

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