Saturday, January 7, 2017

Easy Chicken Stir-Fry #Recipe @PegCochran

This recipe started with one I found on Skinny Kitchen, a lovely site with light and healthy recipes.  But...I had to give it my own spin.  It's supposed to serve four and probably would serve four "normal" people, but since hubby liked it so much he went back for seconds, it only served two with a bit leftover for my lunch!

You need a good-sized skillet for this so you can toss the ingredients around with wild abandon--at least that's what my stove looked like I did when I was done!  I do have a wok but it's downstairs...in the basement...so it doesn't get used as much as it should. If you have one handy, by all means use it!

The original recipe also had zucchini in it, but I preferred to leave it out.  The choice is yours!

As with most stir fries, the cooking goes quickly so have all your ingredients prepped in advance.



Ingredients:

1 tablespoon oil (I used sesame oil for great flavor)
1 lb. boneless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
2 garlic cloves, minced (there was no garlic in the original recipe but what's a stir fry without garlic?)
2 onions, chopped
2 cups broccoli florets
1 red bell pepper sliced
2 tablespoons water
1 8 ounce package cole slaw mix or shreded cabbage

Sauce:

1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar (I used Splenda brown sugar)
1 teaspoon sriracha sauce (optional--to taste.  Or use red pepper flakes)

Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.



Heat oil in pan or wok and add chicken.  Cook, stirring often, until cooked through.  Remove to a plate.



In the same pan, saute the onion and garlic until slightly wilted.  Add broccoli and bell peppers and saute until vegetables are done to your liking--about five minutes.



Add cabbage and saute until soft--around two minutes.



Reduce heat to medium, add chicken and sauce.  Continue to cook, stirring, for another two or three minutes.



Serve over rice if desired.



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16 comments:

  1. Love the colors together! We have a wok . . . now where did I put it?

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    1. Maybe it's in the same place as my wok? LOL.

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  2. I like stir frys. They're a good way to get everyone to eat vegetables.

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    1. Aren't they? Hubby is not a huge fan of plain, naked veggies but he ate all of them in this!

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  3. I never think of putting cabbage in a stir fry. Great idea!

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    1. I was skeptical about the cabbage at first but I really liked it! And of course you can grate your own but I was going for a quick after work dinner and took all the shortcuts I could!

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  4. Just made something similar with shrimp last night! I forgot onions, but hubby still liked it!

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  5. I love shrimp stir fries! I will have to try this with shrimp. We had shrimp lo mein last night but I have to confess it was take-out! Friday night is take-out night so I don't have to cook.

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  6. Looks good! Will have to try this variation. One thing about fixing a meal. Color makes it look more appetizing. So it will be more flavorful to the diner. Same with smell. Our taste buds follow the nose and the eye. Trying to impress that on my daughter is difficult. I buy all the colors of bell pepper and use them. I cut them in strips and put half in the freezer. They cut very easily when frozen. I cut half a strip of each color into little pieces, add them to a pizza, for instance. Gives it a more festive flair. Eye appeal can go a long way to pleasing the palette. Love the cabbage idea. Thanks. Della

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    1. I never thought of freezing he peppers--great idea. I agree color and presentation go along way toward making food appear appetizing.

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  7. Perfect! The red peppers really are a great color touch. Since they, unfortunately, don't get along with me I think I'll substitute carrots.

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    1. Carrots would be excellent! Great color and flavor.

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  8. My husband claims to not like things like stir-fry's because of all the veggies but my son-in-law made stir-fry last week and my husband really liked it. Good stuff!

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    1. It's a great way to get them to eat their veggies!

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  9. I have a wok...I am going to try this. Yum...looks great...and I have a whole bag of frozen Peppers my Sister gave me.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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    1. Hope you enjoy it! I'm making it again soon.

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