Szechuan chicken

1 lb. boneless chicken breast, cubed
4-6 carrots, sliced into 1/4" pieces
1 can bamboo shoots
12-15 dried hot peppers
cooking oil
6 tbsp. soy sauce + 3 tbsp. water
(or 9 tbsp. of low-sodium soy sauce)
2-3 tbsp. cornstarch
chopped fresh or dry ginger (to taste)
--I use 2-3 tbsp.
3 tbsp. sherry (optional)

Mix the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl.
Place the peppers and 1 tbsp. of cooking oil in a wok. Brown the
peppers under medium-high heat and remove them to a plate. Add the
cubed chicken and cook until pink color disappears (2-5 min). Remove the
chicken from the wok. Add 1 tbsp. of oil to the wok, and add the

Stir-fry until carrots begin to soften. (If you prefer soft
vegetables, you can add several tablespoons of water to the carrots and
steam them for 5 min. or so). Add the bamboo shoots and stir-fry 1-2

Add the peppers, chicken, and the sauce to the wok. Stir under medium
heat until the sauce thickens. Serve with rice.

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