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Grandpa Pencil's Recipe

Oyster Chicken


Oyster Chicken


  • 1 large Onion
  • 3 tender sticks of Celery
  • 1 green Capsicum
  • 375g Chicken Filet
  • 3 tablespoons Peanut Oil
  • 3 teaspoons Cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Oyster Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  You will need
A sharp knife, a cutting board, a heavy frying pan and a wooden spoon


  • Peel and slice the onion
  • Slice the celery diagonally into smallish chunks
  • Seed the capsicum and slice into thin strips
  • Cut the chicken into strips about 1 cm wide
  • Heat the oil in the frying pan and toss the vegetables in it for about 3 minutes then remove with a slotted spoon
  • Mix the cornflour, sugar, soy sauce and oyster sauce to a smooth paste with the water
  • Reheat the oil in the pan and fry the chicken briskly over a high heat turning often until brown and cooked through
  • Return the vegetable to the pan and add the cornflour mix stirring over a medium heat until the sauce is clear and thickened
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and simmer for a minute or so
  • Garnish with chopped spring onion




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