Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Chicken Strips in Capsicum Sauce



This is one easy super fast dish to make.
I think you spend more time in cutting the veg and the chicken. The dish is made in 10 minutes .
The recipe is from a book,which I have for long.

It is not my cookbook ,( now it is) my MIL bought them and then she went to her place and was looking through and she remarked holly ..... if I have to make a dish from this book I will need a whol new bunch of ingridients........... so as I am the one who loves cooking in the family, she told me take the book with you, at least you can use them.

And I must admit I have used this book a lot , you should see on some pages there is so much stains.......
Talking about my MIL giving me the book, I have lots of things from her whcih she buys and then for one or another reason I end up in my home with it.

Like my Le Cruset Pot ( which belonged to her and I was once mentioning to her that I should buy one ( this was atleast 17 yrs back) and she told me well I have two take one :-)

then there is the sandwitch maker, the vacuum sealing thing, the knive sharpner .........oh the list will go on and on......oh then the dusting tissues, she buys something new and then she tell, you should try this, it cleans the dust very well and I, ok will take home and try.

I have to admit she is the best MIL one can have, not because she gives me all these things, just because she is a really wonderful person.

This is my entry for Priyas details here

So now lets go to the recipe.

500 gm chicken cut in strips ( I used breast)
3 tbsp oil
2 garlic cloves choppes fine
1 medium onion thinky cut
1 big capsicum thinly cut
3 chillies my addition
1 tsp rice vinegar /white vinegar
3 to 4 tbsp of sweet kejap ( you can buy this in the chinese store mainly in the indonesian section)
1 tbsp soya sauce optional
1 tsp honey
200 ml water or more if you want more gravy
1 to 2 tbsp of corn flour mixed with a bit of water to make the sauce think.
Peper and salt to taste ( take care of the salt as there is a lot of salt in these chinese bottle sauces.
2 tbsp of chilie oil

Heat the oil in a wol and add the onions , capsicum,chillies and the garlic, when they are lightly coloured add the chicken pieces and fry for few minutes, then add the soysauce, ketjap vinegar, honey and mix it all really weell.
Then add the water and cook the chicken till it is done. Few minutes as the chicken is cut thinly.
Add the cornflour and thicken the gravy according to you.
Just before serving drizzle he chillie oil on top of the dish.
Serve with rice/noodles etc.....

56 comments:

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

HC

This looks so good - must be yummy :-)

Angie's Recipes said...

That sauce!! I need some for my steamed rice now!!

Parita said...

Capsicum sauce sounds mouth watering, lovely!

pigpigscorner said...

My husband tends to do all the chopping up =) Sounds like a really simple and tasty dish!

Happy cook said...

Bombay Brissels
It was indeed yummy we had , yesterday for lunch with plain rice.

Angie that is how we had them.

Parita thankyou

Pigigscorner well you can make him chop abd make the dish as i think in this one the chopping takes more time than making the dish.

Varunavi said...

Lucky u to have such a m-law,touchwood.Believe me i am married since last 7 years my m-law never gave me anything but when she is with me,she will buy for her other d-laws.

Nice colourfull curry :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

it's a new idea....yummy dear..would like to taste

Preeti Singh said...

Very healthy and delightful, HC.

5 Star Foodie said...

The capsicum sauce sounds fabulous!

Priya said...

Wowow capsicum sauce looks yummy HC...lovely dish..feel like having rite now..tempting dish!Thanks for sending this yummy dish to AFAM!

Pooja said...

Lovely dish..will try these soon !

Vrinda said...

Great recipe...bookkmarked it..my hubby would lov this recipe..looks great..

Happy cook said...

Varunavi thankyou, yeah i know i am lucky. My sister MIL is like yours,

Shama if you were near to me , i would give them to you for tasting.

Pretti thankyou

5 star foodie thankyou

Priay it is indeed yummy and it wa smy pleasure.

Pooja thankyou.

Vrinda do make hubby will love this dish.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Not sure which sounds better the mother in law or the chicken in the capsicum sauce! How wonderful to enjoy her company. Is really always intriguing to me when prep work takes so much time and then things go together very quickly. Your sauce sounds very good indeed. Seems like shrimp would be very fine in it too.

Miri said...

Thats one generous natured MIL you have :) Lovely chicken dish!

Miri

Happy cook said...

My Kitchen halfcup.... well i would say MIL :-) Never thought of adding shimps in them, but now that you mentioned it, i think it would be a wonderful.

Miri yeah that she is.

ARUNA said...

wow looks yummo........delicious!!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks great - the sauce sounds yummy!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Wow ...on reading the title itself I am drooling. Chicken strips soaked in Capsicum sauce looks inviting.

Akal's Saappadu said...

looks great, I'd love that with some rice; lucky you for having a great MIL :)

my MIL is a great lady but she is no more... I'm not lucky enough to have her beside me ... :)

Poornima Nair said...

That looks delicious...would be wonderful with fried rice.

Justin said...

that sauce looks so rich and tasty

Helene said...

What a beautiful meal. Looks full of flavors.

sree said...

this looks awesomely delicious...love chinese for its tasty and easy to make recipes...:)

♥Rosie♥ said...

Oooooh H.C. you have me totally drooling over those chicken strips in sauce - they look absolutely divine.

Elra said...

Love the silky looking of your Capsicum sauce. Yum!

Kalai said...

So glad to hear that you have such a wonderful MIL! Chicken dish looks really amazing... :)

Pavithra said...

Wow thats really looking so good and mouthwatering

Yasmeen said...

Totally delish! I mess up my cookbooks too,not a pleasant sight:)

Cakelaw said...

This looks delicious Happy Cook. Your Mil's (err, your) cookbook obviously has some good recipes.

Soma said...

Restaurant style delicious chicken. I love the flavor of capsicum. give me some rice with it:-)

Vij said...

Too good. Its so inviting dear!

Varsha Vipins said...

Sounds like an easy yet so flavorful dish HC..:)

Superchef said...

looks nice and spicy, HC!!

Nags said...

the title itself makes me drool!

Seena said...

nice looking curry.. lucky you, love your MIL.. :)

burpandslurp said...

wow! Looks amazing....I think I cook stew some lentils in this, too!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

You're lucky to have a generous mil. And this dish looks absolutely delicious!

notyet100 said...

ummm its looks yummy,.

Meera said...

Delicious!

Raaga said...

you're one lucky girl...with me, the reverse happens...my MIL visits... sees what I have and then says, "Even I want... buy one for me". :-)

The dish looks great. I'm sure it would be lovely as a veggie dish too.

♥peachkins♥ said...

This looks really really tasty!Yumyum!

Ivy said...

I love the combo of all ingredients you added. I would eat a whole loaf of bread with that sauce!!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Looks so yummy! Colorful too!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow love that flavourful sauce...looks yum....

Gloria said...

Happy cook this look soooo yummy! love your recipes!! Gloria

Bong Mom said...

This really looks delicious. Lucky MIl, Lucky DIL :)

Swapna said...

This looks so delicious! Another must try recipe:)

mommyscuisine said...

Looks too good. The sauce is tempting.

Gattina said...

I really love your dish of chicken, simple yet dish, that must be a good book!
your MIL is really a wonderful lady, generously shares her knowledge which has been accumlateing wisdom and years of experience :D

Happy cook said...

Thankyou all for the wonderful comments and this is one easy recipis so you all should make he dish :-)

Chilli said...

I found this just as I was craving something simple and delicious to go along with my noodles. This sounds perfect!!

Sharmila said...

Ah! One of my favorites. And I like it with plain rice too. :-)

lissie said...

awesome recipe...can't resist it!

Ricardo said...

Really lovely and warm real nice warming feeling just from looking at this dish, imagine now eating it yum yum :) xx Rico|Recipes

Muneeba said...

Isn't it amazing when one is blessed with a fab MIL??! Mine sounds a lot like yours ... she LOVES cooking and shopping for kitchen items .. and somehow I always manage to benefit from it. And of course, I have some nummy recipes from her as well!