How to make Hoisin Chicken Stir Fry

Hoisin Chicken Stir Fry has been roaming my mind for the past weeks. It was late night, I was watching TV and well, instead of airing something more mm scientific, discovery channel was airing a show on this guy who clones recipes from famous franchise restaurants. In this particular episode, he was trying to copy PF Chengs Chicken Mince. – So as an impulse buyer, I ordered the Hoisin sauce, for a chicken stir fry. Hoisin sauce is sweet, therefore you need to add salt to the chicken even if its a pinch. I did that and then used lemon to add after the chicken was prepared instead of using vinegar.

Hoisin Chicken Stir Fry
Hoisin Chicken Stir Fry

This recipe requires –

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil – (Olive oil doesnt really go with chinese cooking) – if you want to be healthy, go for peanut oil.
  • 1/2 onion sliced.
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced.
  • Chicken – i prefer my Chinese chicken diced.
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Water
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Dried peanuts or cashews
  1. Heat a pan with 2 Tablespoon of oil, cook the onion, then add the bell pepper and cook it too.  – remove from the pan
  2. Add the 1 Tablespoon of oil, sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and add to the pan. – make sure to move it around when you cook it.
  3. Reduce the heat, add 2 Tablespoons of water and 1/3 cup of Hoisin sauce
  4. Simmer a slight (dont overcook it, the sauce stinks if its overcooked).
  5. DONE – mix in the vegetables which were done, mix it all up and serve on top of rice or eat just like that.

If you want to add these – Some people add peanuts or cashews to their stir fry, this should be done in the simmering process as you don’t want to cook the nuts.


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