15 Mistakes Most Beginner Cooks Make (Part 1)

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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    Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry
    Meat (chicken)
    Cooking Oil
    Fermented Soy Sauce
    Sesame Oil
    Rice Vinegar
    Sesame Seeds

    Dry meat with a paper towel. A lot of chicken that come packaged come with extra liquid. This can be unfavorable when trying to fry up the chicken as the meat will not absorb the flavors if the meat is wet.
    Even out meat. Place the meat in a zip lock bag and pound it out until it is even.
    Coat with plenty of salt and seasoning. Many times foods will taste plain if it doesn’t have enough seasoning. Also, allow the seasoned meat to sit for at least 10 minutes. Place the seasoned meat in fridge so it can dry out and the salt will help it dry out too. This will enhance the flavors of the seasoning. Give it another pat dry if a little bit of liquid is released while letting it sit.
    Control the heat of your pan. There are a different range of heat settings (low, medium, high). You control the heat based on how the foods are cooking.
    Make sure you have enough oil or fat in the pan so things cook properly and don’t get burned. If you’re worried about consuming too much fat from oils it is suggested to get healthy cooking oil.
    Preheat pan before you add oil. If you add oil before heating up pan then the oil will degrade. Add chicken to the pan and let it cook at a medium-low heat. Let it cook for about 4 minutes until a white ring starts to form around the chicken. Flip it over and let it cook for a little less amount of time. In this case, for about 2-3 minutes on the other side.
    Pull meat early and wrap it up in some tin foil as it will cook a little more in the tin foil.
    Let the meat sit and do NOT waste the juice from the cooked meat. Letting the meat sit for a few minutes will allow the meat to absorb the juice. Save the meat juice for later on to add to your dish.
    Prep your veggies and aromatics. Wash and cut your veggies (mushrooms, onions, zucchini, and spinach) and have them ready for cooking. For the spinach, separate the leaves from the stems and chop up the stems and place with aromatics. Cut up the aromatics (chili, garlic, and ginger). Bonus tip: Always use a compost bowl.
    Create a plan. Think of what should be cooked during more time and what needs to be cooked with less time and cook based upon that order. Cook onions and mushrooms together in a pan. Wait a few minutes before throwing in your aromatics (aromatics will burn at a high temperature). After 5 minutes of that cooking you will add in your zucchini.
    Do NOT overcook your veggies! Your veggies are better eaten raw so you should not cook them all the way through. Cook until they are crunchy. Add salt.
    Let your food chill. This will give your veggies a little crunch. Add spinach into the pan and allow it to cook a little and then add in your chopped up chicken. Add in your chicken juice for better taste!
    Season your food. Add in the fermented soy sauce first. Then add very little sesame oil because the sesame oil is very strong and is flavor that you cannot take away. Lastly, add in your rice vinegar. Vinegar brings out the flavor in the foods.
    Make your dish look nice! Put it in a nice plate or bowl and you can garnish it with sesame seeds and scally wags. This will make your meal more enjoyable. Enjoy!!
    Practice and you will get better. Concentrate on what you’re doing and get over your fears and practice will make you a better cook.
  • Source: https://youtu.be/TCVTOa01uN8


  • Derwin da Destroyer

    Derwin da Destroyer

     11 hours ago

    I bet he plays Chess... he says develop alot

  • Eric Miller

    Eric Miller

     12 hours ago

    dude I love this channel

  • Carrie's Cooking Corner

    Carrie's Cooking Corner


    These are awesome tips I'll have to use when cooking for my channel

  • Joshua Spector

    Joshua Spector

     4 days ago

    I'm probably pretty guilty of over stirring. i am worried i think about letting them get ruiined

  • ladycwin07


     5 days ago

    That issss extra flavor!!!!

  • Mergim Haxhiaj

    Mergim Haxhiaj

     5 days ago

    Didn't watch the whole video. He seasoned with salt and pepper only. Gtfoh

  • Angel is Incroyable

    Angel is Incroyable

     5 days ago

    Thanks so much! I really appreciate this video. 😊

  • Alpha Keto

    Alpha Keto

     6 days ago


  • AVanArum


     7 days ago

    I do like most veggies raw, blanched, or lightly cooked, but unless zucchini and squashes are thoroughly cooked, I get debilitating gas pain.

  • sspongebob25


     7 days ago

    even if im vegan, its a really nice , informative video :)! thanks

  • Constantijn


     7 days ago

    It's sounds like he's talking about having sex 😂

  • Not, Not Sure

    Not, Not Sure

     7 days ago

    Much more useful than I thought it would be. Great tips. I am apparently a much bigger amateur than I thought! Subscribed.

  • Spicy Tuna Roll

    Spicy Tuna Roll

     7 days ago

    It's true, anyone can cook. Just not anyone can cook well😂

  • animehair05 silently

    animehair05 silently

     7 days ago

    How is it stir fry without noodles?

  • Jeannin Amaury

    Jeannin Amaury

     7 days ago

    What the fuck? How much salt and pepper did you put on that. Americans....

  • keziah hilson

    keziah hilson

     14 days ago +3

    “Okay so we’re gonna add some seasoning to the food”

    Takes out 3 oils

  • levi Hahnheiser

    levi Hahnheiser

     14 days ago

    Never let the season (wen Salt is in) sit in the meat to long (<20sec.) The salt will suck out the water and you meat will not be as jucy and tender. but the rest is almost right good Video for people with no cooking knowledge.

  • ich123binsimmernoch


     14 days ago

    How does the meat stay warm

  • Mimiru Kazumi

    Mimiru Kazumi

     14 days ago

    Can you use something other than foil when you let the chicken rest? It's so wasteful and I've already replaced all my plastic baggies with silicone ones. I don't buy foil unless I have to.

  • Listen Well

    Listen Well

     14 days ago

    Great video!

    Here is a fun channel to check out!