Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry
This is a great recipe to "play by ear" as far as ingredients.
For instance, you could add mushrooms, carrots etc. in with the broccoli.
1/3 c. Tamari/soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 tspn fresh chopped ginger
1 tsp cornstarch
1/4 c water
1 1/2 lbs chicken, cut in small pieces
1 tbsp oil (I use canola)
1 bunch fresh broccoli, chopped into small florets
4-6 scallion, chopped
1 can water chestnuts
Combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl, mixing well.
Marinate for approx 10 minutes or longer.
Drain chicken, reserve marinade.
Heat oil in wok or large skillet.
Add 1/2 the chicken, stir fry until cooked thru.
Add second batch, cook thru as well.
Add broccoli, scallions and water chestnuts to hot wok/skillet.
Stir fry for 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup of water, cover and steam for 2-3 minutes or until veggies are tender-crisp.
Return chicken to wok/skillet, adding marinade, heat through, stirring constantly. Serve over Rice.
Tip of the Day:
Rice- We typically stick with brown rice b/c we consider it a healthy alternative to white.
Combine 1 1/3 cups of veggie broth, a tbsp of olive oil and 1 cup of brown rice in a deep pot. Bring it all to a boil, cover, turn heat on low and cook for approx 30 minutes (Uncle Ben's long grain). The veggie broth gives it great flavor and the olive oil keeps the rice moist.