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velveting chicken with seasonings

The SECRET to tender chicken: Velveting Chicken

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Do you ever think to yourself how your favorite Chinese restaurant has the most TENDER chicken in their stir-fries? Well, their secrets are being unveiled, all you need to do is velvet your chicken!

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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Velveted chicken

  • 200g Chicken breast, sliced thinly against the grain
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 2-3 tbs Water
  • 2 tbs Cornstarch

Seasoning

  • 1 tsp Chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 tsp Yumyum aka MSG
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp White pepper
  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Cooking wine

Instructions

  1. Place the sliced chicken in a large bowl
  2. Add baking soda and water, and stir the chicken until well combined
  3. Add the cornstarch and stir until the chicken has completely absorbed all the water
  4. Season the chicken with chicken powder, salt, sugar, YumYum, sesame oil and cooking wine
  5. Cover and allow the chicken to rest overnight to be used the next day, or freeze it for up to a month
  6. *for the best result the chicken should be frozen first and defrosted before use
  • Author: Vincent Yeow Lim
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 159
  • Sugar: 0.7 g
  • Sodium: 530.1 mg
  • Fat: 7.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.9 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 15.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 48.7 mg