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Chicken and Pears, Dai Style
|Chicken and Pears, Dai Style|
1 large boneless chicken breast, cut into half-inch squares
1 egg, beaten well
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large Chinese pear, cored and cut into half-inch squares
2 scallions, cut into one-quarter-inch diced pieces
3 slices fresh ginger, sliced thin
3 Tablespoons Yunnan ham, sliced thin then cut into half-inch squares
1 teaspoon thin soy sauce
1. In a small bowl, mix chicken, beaten egg, and the cornstarch.
2. Heat a wok or fry pan and add oil and stir-fry the chicken breast for one minute before adding the pear squares. Stir once and remove the solids to a small bowl.
3. In the same wok or fry pan, stir the scallions and ginger, and when fragrant, add the ham and stir once or twice before returning the chicken and pear mixture. Add the soy sauce, stir, and stir gently for another two minutes, then serve.