How to Stir-Fry ChickenStir-frying quickly cooks bite-size pieces of chicken over very high heat in a small amount of oil.
- Place uncooked boneless, skinless chicken on cutting board.
- Using a sharp knife, slice the chicken crosswise across the grain into 1/4-inch strips.
Slice across the grain for tender, consistent pieces.
- Heat wok or large skillet over high heat. (Test hot pan by adding drop of water to pan; if water sizzles, pan is sufficiently hot.)
- Add about 2 tablespoons oil to hot pan, swirling to coat all sides. Heat oil until hot -- about 30 seconds.
- Add chicken to wok; briskly toss and stir chicken with wok utensil or wooden spoon, keeping chicken in constant motion, 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
Constant motion keeps the chicken from sticking.
- Remove chicken; set aside and continue with recipe.
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