Asian Bolognese

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pound ground chicken

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tablespoons cold water

4 vine tomatoes

1/2 pound tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Season ground chicken with salt and pepper in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix together soy sauce, cornstarch and water. Carve the tops out of each tomato (the part that connects the tomato to the vine).
  3. Bring 2 quarts of water to boil. While waiting for water to boil, prepare an ice bath. Place tofu into a serving dish. Heat in microwave for 1 minute. Drain off any excess liquid.
  4. When water boils, place tomatoes into boiling water for 1 minute. Place immediately into ice bath. Let sit in ice bath for about 2 minutes. Remove and peel off skins. Then quarter the tomatoes.
  5. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in wok. Add garlic. When garlic starts to brown, add ground chicken. Break chicken into small bits with spoon or spatula. Cook until chicken begins to brown. Remove chicken from wok. Return wok back to medium-high heat. Add tomatoes. When tomatoes start to juice (about 5 minutes), bring chicken back to wok. Turn heat to high. Make sure wok is as hot as possible and move meat-tomato mixture out to sides of wok forming a donut. Give the cornstarch sauce a couple of stirs before pouring it into the donut of the wok. Let it sit on the heat for about 10 seconds. Sauce should begin to boil and thicken. Stir-fry for another minute. Pour mixture into serving dish over tofu.
  6. Serving suggestion: Jasmine rice.
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