On those occasions where my family does order take-out of go out to eat, we tend to pick Chinese food. It’s easy, delicious and not too expensive. But, during the Aldi experiment and our self-imposed ban on restaurant dining during the experiment, we had to find ways to eat Chinese food at home. I was able to find this recipe from the Aldi menu planner (note: the brands referenced are the Aldi brand but it is possible to use whatever brand you prefer):
For Sauce: Place the first nine ingredients above in a jar and shake well to dissolve the cornstarch.
For Meat: Place chicken and egg in zipper baggie and shake to coat chicken evenly. Add cornstarch and mix until chicken is evenly covered. Deep fry chicken at 350°F until crispy. Drain.
Heat oil in a skillet. Add onions and peppers and stir fry about 30 seconds. Add sauce mixture. Cook and stir until thick. Add chicken and cook just long enough to heat through.
I served this with sauteéd red pepper and broccoli, which I mixed in with the chicken and sauce. The whole dish was served over rice. Here’s what it looked like:
Nutrition information (for chicken):
- Calories: 517
- Fat:15 g
- Protein: 42 g
- Sodium: 1230 mg
- Cholesterol: 161 mg
- Carbohydrates: 46 grams
- Fiber: 1 gram