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“Empress chicken was my favorite thing to order at the local chinese restaurant. They switched over to "fast food" chinese, and this dish got lost in the translation! I found this recipe online, and it's very close to my beloved dish! Great over rice. NOTE: The amount of cornstarch has been adjusted based upon reviewers' comments.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously. Store in fridge until ready.
  2. Mix chicken with 1/4 cup dark soy sauce. Stir in egg.
  3. Add cornstarch and mix chicken until coated.
  4. Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.
  5. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Place a small amount of oil in wok and heat to very hot.
  7. Add onions and peppers and stir fry 30 seconds.
  8. Stir in sauce mixture (shake again first).
  9. Cook until thick. If it gets too thick, add some water until desired consistency.
  10. Add chicken and cook until hot and bubbly.
  11. Serve over hot rice.

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