Stir-fried Chicken with vegetables and cashew nuts
This dish takes at least 40 minutes for me to cook, but it is totally worth it. I can get at least two meals out of this. If you have someone to help you cutting the veggies and meat, then it will take less time. Once you learn how to do this dish, you can also substitute other types of meats too and you will use the same method to marinade and cook them.
Half of a big cucumber or three or four small cucumbers
One big carrot or two small carrots
Broccoli stem (get rid of the outer skin) and broccoli
Mashrooms if you have them
At least five cloves of garlics
Two pieces of chicken
Cut them as seen below:
Here is how you marinade the meat:
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
2 tablespoons of sherry or rice wine
Add enough water to moist the mixture
Some Salt or one to two tablespoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of sugar
You can substitute other meat if you like. Use the same marinating process for beef or shrimps.
After you have done all the cutting and marinating together, you are ready to cook! You can cook right away.
Many Chinese restaurants use chili paste similar to this for their spicy dishes.
This is pretty much how Chinese stir-fry their Chinese dish. If you got this down, you can cook many other Chinese dishes. It is as simple as that!