Sunday, June 17, 2012

Recipe Review: Stir Fry

 I found this great recipe from I love that this recipe incorporates vegetables, I have been working on eating better and having more vegetables and fruits (if you know me you know I am very picky and not so healthy of an eater).

First take a look in your fridge and pantry for ingredients and then take a trip to the store for the remaining items:
½ cup chicken broth
1/3 cup soy sauce
¼ cup white wine or additional chicken broth (I used broth)
2 garlic cloves minced
¼ teaspoon ground ginger (I found fresh ginger root for 99 cents at Grocery Outlet)
¼ teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
¾ pound skinless boneless chicken breast halves, cut into strips
4 teaspoons canola oil
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups julienned carrots
2 cups shredded Chinese or napa cabbage
1 cup fresh or frozen snow peas cut into 1 inch pieces
A handful of scallions
6 ounces spaghetti or chow mien noodles
2 teaspoons cornstarch

After gathering all the ingredients together, combine the first seven ingredients to make your marinade. Set aside ¾ cup of this mix for later.

Put the chicken (in strips or chunks) in a large ziplock bag and pour in the marinade. Mix the marinade so it coats all pieces. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

After a half an hour, remove the bag and pour out the marinade. Add the chicken to a large nonstick skillet or wok with 2 teaspoons of oil. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.

Stir fry the broccoli and carrots in the remaining oil for 6 minutes. I broke the broccoli into really small pieces to help it mix in a little better. Add cabbage and peas and continue cooking for three minutes longer or until the veggies or crisp tender. Meanwhile cook the pasta according to directions. I used chow mien and cooked for 3 minutes then drained.

Combine cornstarch and remaining marinade you set aside, stir until smooth. Add to the vegetable mixture and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until sauce thickens. After draining pasta, pour into vegetable mixture and stir. Add some chopped scallions if you like. Return chicken to the pan, stir and heat until warm.

 The meal was delicious! I loved the marinade. The vegetables were a bit hard to swallow though, but at least I got a few nutrients J Also, I enjoyed using my new vintage apron from Sur la Table! Isn’t it adorable?

 I hope you enjoyed this recipe review! Any new recipes you have tried lately? 

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