Thursday, August 19, 2010

Recipe- Chicken Stir Fry

Asian dishes are some of the hardest to re-create at home.  After years of trial and error, I've come up with a delicious dish that's as close to "take out" quality as you can get.  Not to toot my own horn or anything- ba ha ha.  Anyway, the cool thing about this dish is that the only required ingredients are those for the sauce.  Everything else is optional (even the chicken) so you can make it with whatever YOU like to eat, or whatever you have on hand.

You'll need:
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1 can chicken broth
- 1/2 cup flour
- EVOO
- 1/4 cup soy sauce (or 4-5 packets)
- 1/4 cup bottled stir-fry sauce
- 1 tsp minced garlic (or 1 clove)
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flake
- 4 cups of chopped seasonal veggies

Step 1: Chop your veggies and place in a bowl to the side, btw *this* is what I did with my fresh finds at the Farmers Market :)  I used broccoli, onion, green pepper, zucchini, and squash.

Step 2: Slice uncooked chicken into large-ish bite sized pieces.  I cut them thinly on a slant so they really turn out restaurant-style.  In a large pan (preferably with high sides) drizzle EVOO and turn burner on HIGH.  Place sliced chicken and minced garlic in the pan.

Step 3: While the chicken is cooking (you'll need to multi-task a little), whisk together broth, flour, red pepper, soy sauce, and bottled stir-fry sauce in a medium bowl.

Step 4:  When the chicken is almost thoroughly cooked, dump all veggies into the pan.  Stir and fry them (hehe) until the veggies start to cook down just a little.  At that point, dump sauce over the mixture.

Step 5:  Turn burner down to LOW/SIMMER, cover, and simmer for three to four minutes.  Your sauce should be thick by that point.

Step 6:  Stir and serve over rice.  Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. i'm gonna toot jessi's horn FOR her - this is THE best stir-fry! she gave me the recipe to try and sure enough the poag family LOVED it :)

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  2. i may use this as one of my two new recipes to try next week :) thanks

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  3. Thanks for sharing !!! It looks yummy =)

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