Our next recipe is Hoisin Explosion Chicken on page 114. If you love hoisin sauce as much as I do then I bet you’re excited about this one! Traditionally hoisin sauce is made from toasted mashed soybeans although most brands today contain a number of starches like sweet potatoes, wheat, or rice. It is a sweeter sauce that is commonly found in Cantonese cooking. You should be able to find hoisin sauce in the Asian foods section of almost any grocery store these days. Grace recommends the Koon Chun brand and says that she has found it to be far superior to other brands of soy sauce. If you can find Koon Chun locally it is available on Amazon.com and at Kalustyan’s.
The recipe also keeps with our healthy stir-fry focus this month. it calls for skinless chicken breast, uses only 2 tbsp of oil, and is packed full of vegetables! Try serving it with brown rice instead of white for an additional vitamin boost.
As always, leave any questions or comments you have about the recipe in the comment section below and we’ll try to get them answered before Wednesday!