Silver and Gold Shredded Chicken

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Stir-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 1/2 pound - boned and skinned chicken breasts
  • For marinade:
  • 1/2 - egg white
  • 1.5 tsp - salt
  • 1 tbsp - dry sherry
  • 1 tsp - oriental sesame oil
  • 2 tsp - cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp - soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp - corn oil
  • 1 - large garlic clove, crushed slightly with the cleaver
  • 1 pound - fresh spinach, washed, drained and with tough stems removed
  • 1 tsp - kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp - sugar
  • 1/2 cup - corn oil, for poaching

How to Make Silver and Gold Shredded Chicken

  • Freeze the chicken as separate pieces.
  • Thaw until semi frozen, and then shred fine.
  • Mix the chicken with the marinade ingredients and marinate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  • Divide the chicken shreds into two equal portions and mix the soy sauce into one portion.
  • Heat a wok over high heat until very hot and add the 3 tbsp of corn oil.
  • Add the garlic and stir fry for a few seconds, being careful not to let it burn.
  • Add the spinach and stir fry until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed with the oil.
  • Add the salt and sugar.
  • As soon as the spinach wilts, use a pair of tongs or chopsticks to transfer the spinach to the centre of an oblong serving platter.
  • Discard the garlic and any accumulated liquid.
  • Wipe the wok clean with a paper towel.
  • Reheat the wok.
  • Place the strainer over a pot near the stove.
  • Add half cup of corn oil to the wok, heat to about 280 F and add the chicken portion without the soy sauce. Stir quickly to separate the pieces of chicken.
  • As soon as the chicken turns white, pour the contents of the wok into the strainer and allow the oil to drain away.
  • Transfer the chicken to one side of the spinach.
  • Cook the chicken portion with the soy sauce in the same manner and arrange on the opposite side of the spinach.
  • Serve hot.