Kitchen Chronicles : Chicken Stir-Fry

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Can I just say I'm relieved because we're almost done unpacking and arranging our things at the new house?! It took us almost two weeks to finish everything because, work. Hahaha! I've been loosely using that phrase because my friends were ganging up on me when I didn't have work and I was still too lazy to do things. Now, I have a legit enough reason why I don't get things done! Ha! And as promised, I'll be telling you a bit about the new house--well, uhm, it's not really a house. It's more of a shoebox, really. 

So, the new work prompted the move. I don't like wasting my hours stuck in traffic so I asked the boyfriend if it's okay for us to move to a place closer to my work. And he agreed because the new place is also closer to his work! The new work is situated in one of the busiest part of the Metro, so, heavy traffic has become a part of my daily life, and it's annoying. I learned that life in QC is very "chill" compared to the one that we have here now. Heavy traffic is unforgiving enough not to spare weekends. Have I told you as well that hailing a cab is 10x more difficult especially when it's raining. I have to allot 5-10 mins so I'll have enough time to get a cab. But then again, is this what success really means? I don't know, and I definitely can't tell. I think moving to this company is a good choice, everything else around it though, I don't think so. But let's see, maybe this is bound to go somewhere. For now, let me share this quick and easy chicken recipe I discovered when the pantry was almost empty. Lol. 

Sorry for the word vomit. I just felt like I needed to let that out. I know statistics say people love to read positive articles but posting is very therapeutic for me. If you choose to abandon me in this time of need, what a friend! LOL. Just kidding, it's fine. You can go and fuck off. Loljk, but not really. Okay, I'll stop. Anyhoo, for this recipe, you'll be needing the following : 

Ingredients
  • 2 Chicken breast
  • 1 Onion
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 can Shiitake Mushroom (or any mushroom of your choice)
  • 2 stalks Spring onions
  • 1/2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil/Canola Oil
  • 6 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • Pepper
Procedure
  1. In a ziplock bag, marinate your chicken in soy sauce, corn starch and sugar. Let it absorb the marinade for about 20mins in the freezer.
  2. In a wok or pan, saute garlic and onion until fragrant.
  3. Add marinated chicken (including marinade) and cook for about 5 minutes or until they're light brown.
  4. Add mushroom and cook for about a minute.
  5. Add sesame oil and cook for 1 more minute. Add pepper to taste.
  6. Top with onion leeks and serve with hot rice or mixed veggies!
In this recipe, I used canned Shiitake mushrooms. If you're using fresh mushrooms, you may have to add them early on. I like this recipe because it's quick and it's perfect if you want to have a bite before going to the office. You just have to set the marinade the night before and you're all set in the morning.

Honestly, I don't know if moving was a smart idea. I love the new place, but outside our home, its a freaking jungle out there. Not like QC, where everything just seems so relaxing. Maybe this is just me being home sick, I don't know. But on the brighter side, the condo has a pool, so...maybe I'll take a swim one of these days so I can get rid of all this negative energy. All this anger and frustration opens up a whole new can of worms which is our government. People like me--ordinary, tax-paying citizens, shouldn't have to go through all this crap if only our taxes are being spent correctly! This argument alone can fuel another post so I'll stop. On my next post, I'll probably talk about how conversations regarding our government aren't really good post finishers, hahaha! For now, hope everyone's having an awesome Holiday. I'm stuck at work but it's okay, haven't even noticed that it's already Thursday, I guess I'm really enjoying work!
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