The chicken in this dish is first stir fried with whole garlic cloves, then simmered with Chinese cooking wine and chicken stock until tender.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Season chicken with salt and black pepper. Toss with flour until coated.

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  • Heat peanut oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat until it begins to smoke. Add chicken, and stir fry until the pieces are lightly browned on the outside, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn heat to medium and stir in whole garlic cloves; continue stir frying for 5 minutes.

  • Turn heat to low, and add Shao-Hsing wine, soy sauce, and chicken stock. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes until the chicken is tender. Remove garlic cloves before serving.

Nutrition Facts

277 calories; 10.5 g total fat; 88 mg cholesterol; 1406 mg sodium. 7.8 g carbohydrates; 34.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2008
My husband is chinese so we have the Shiao hsing on hand at all times. I add minced garlic at the same time as the whole cloves. I also add chopped zucchini the last 5 minutes or so to have a vegetable in it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2007
This recipe was very good but I feel like it was missing something. I added a few small minced shallots minced some of the garlic and increased the amounts of the soy sauce and sherry a bit. Overall very good and I will certainly be making again. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2008
My husband is chinese so we have the Shiao hsing on hand at all times. I add minced garlic at the same time as the whole cloves. I also add chopped zucchini the last 5 minutes or so to have a vegetable in it. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2008
My husband is chinese so we have the Shiao hsing on hand at all times. I add minced garlic at the same time as the whole cloves. I also add chopped zucchini the last 5 minutes or so to have a vegetable in it. Read More
(34)
Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2007
This recipe was very good but I feel like it was missing something. I added a few small minced shallots minced some of the garlic and increased the amounts of the soy sauce and sherry a bit. Overall very good and I will certainly be making again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2009
This was awesome! My family loved it and my husband said it was almost as good as when he gets it at our favorite Chinese place! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2010
A!! This was so yummy and full of flavor. My whole family loved it. I did use white pepper in place of the black pepper. it gave it more of a asian flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2010
It cooked to a beautiful golden brown and the aroma was mouthwatering and if you added corn starch it made a wonderful gravy; however it seemed to lack something in the flavors. I did have to use a dry sherry so I'm will to hedge that might have been it. Ended up having to add tons of salt but that only went so far. It is worth a shot especially if you prefer subtle flavors over bold ones. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2013
I absolutely love (and order) Garlic Chicken every time I visit a Chinese food restaurant and was very much hoping I'd be able to cook something similar at home - THIS RECIPE IS AWESOME AND TASTED GREAT! What was best is that its a very simple recipe to follow and you can add any veggies you want. I didn't have the Shao-Hsing or dry sherry and for only a few TBSP didn't want to buy it so I used a little soy sauce in it's place. It was delicious! Didn't change another thing with the base recipe but added my own veggies during the simmering phase. Thanks for a great recipe I know I'll use over and over. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2014
This turned out great! I cut the amount of chicken in half and added lots of vegetables. I used mushrooms broccoli and red pepper but I think any veggie would be good. Some reviews said it was a little bland so added a little red pepper flakes which gave it a nice kick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2013
it was better then manchewok jk its not but its better then dq and b king Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2013
This is very good. Didn't change a thing. Made it for my husband dad and kids (5 & 2) and everyone loved it. My husband and dad kept saying "mmmm" the whole time they ate! Served it with white rice chinese salad and lean cuisine spring rolls. It's such a quick and easy recipe to prepare...I definitely will make it again. Read More
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