Green Bean Chicken
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Yield: 4 Servings
For Velveting
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into ½ inch thin strips
For the Stir-fry Sauce
  • ⅓ cup oyster sauce
  • ¼ cup chicken broth (or water)
  • 3 tablespoons Chinese rice wine
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
For Stir-frying
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 thumb-size ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed
  1. In a bowl, combine ingredients for velveting: egg white, Chinese wine, 1 tablespoon of the oil. cornstarch and salt. Whisk together until well-blended and frothy. Add chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Drain chicken.
  2. In a pot over high heat, combine about 2-inches deep of water and 1 tablespoon of oil. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and immediately add chicken, stirring to disperse. Bring water back to a gentle simmer and once it's barely bubbling, continue to cook chicken for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally. With a slotted spoon, remove chicken from pot and drain well. Keep warm and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine stir-fry sauce: oyster sauce, chicken broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, cornstarch and pepper. Whisk until well-blended and cornstarch is dispersed. Set aside.
  4. In a wok or wide pan over high heat, heat the 2 tablespoons of oil. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring regularly, for about 30 seconds or until aromatic.
  5. Add green beans and cook, stirring regularly, until wrinkled. Add stir-fry sauce mixture and cook, stirring quickly, for about 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened. Add chicken and cook, stirring regularly, for about 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is heated through. Serve hot.
Recipe by kawaling pinoy at