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Monday, April 8, 2013

Chicken and Vegetables Stir Fry

I absolutely love Chinese Food, and stir fry is one of the easiest dishes you can re-create at home.  The base of any good stir-fry is the sauce.  This sauce has just the right amount of sweetness and heat and pairs well with pork as well as beef, in case you prefer those to chicken.  The sauce also stores well and you should have about a cup left over after making this dish;  and because of its consistency it can be re-used as a marinade for your grilled meats.  This meal can easily be doubled or tripled if you're serving a larger crowd. And don't worry if you don't have the veggies listed below on-hand; almost any vegetables work well with stir-fry!


Stir Fry Sauce
2/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup rice vinegar
3.5 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp sesame oil, divided
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tsp red pepper flakes

1-8oz chicken breast
1/2 small onion, chopped
1.5 cups broccoli florets
1 red pepper, thinlysliced
1 cup sugar snap peas
1/2 cup carrots, thinly sliced
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
salt and pepper


Add 1 tbsp sesame oil to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat.  Saute the garlic and ginger for 30 seconds or until fragrant, careful not to burn.  Stir in the soy sauce, chicken broth, rice vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes.  Bring the mixture to a boil.  Reduce the heat to medium-low and whisk in the cornstarch.  Continue stirring until the sauce thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. 

Cut the chicken breast in half lengthwise creating two thin fillets.  Slice the filets into bite size strips for quicker cooking and season with salt and pepper.  Heat a wok over high heat, adding the remaining sesame oil.  When the oil just begins to smoke add the chicken to the wok, cooking for 3 minutes or until beginning to turn opaque. 

Add the vegetables to the pan and stir-fry for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.  Add 1/2 cup of stir-fry sauce to the wok, stir and toss, cooking until the chicken is completely cooked through(approximately 2-3 more minutes). 

 Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and remove from heat.  Serve immediately over jasmine rice. 

1 comment:

  1. Nice recipe! I really love the ingredients especially the design of the dish. It looks very inviting! I think my family will like to eat this. I will cook this for them. Thank you for sharing!

    Best Stir Fry