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2011-05-10

Tasty Tuesday - I Can't Believe How Easy It Is Stir Fry!

Seriously, People! I made this stir fry one day last week - and it ROCKS, if I do say so myself :-)

Well, actually, Mario confirmed it - he said it was SO good, he would LOVE to take the leftovers to school for lunch! Now, how often does a kid request leftovers, I ask you?

I am not very humble this AM, am I? To be honest, I am flabbergasted at how well it turned out, hence the excitement :-). DH had taken chicken out the night before, but we had ended up going to my Mom's for supper, so all day I was thinking how am I going to use the chicken? I read several recipes for stir-fry and when I thought I had the gist, this is what I ended up throwing together:

I Can't Believe How Easy It Is Stir Fry!


Ingredients (OR: What I had on hand on the day in question ;-)


1 egg
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp soy sauce
3 chicken breasts, cubed


1 OXO gel cube + water to make 3/4 c.
1 tsp soy sauce


1  tbsp olive oil
3 celery stalks
1 can mushrooms
1/2 tsp powdered garlic
1 tsp ground ginger

1 1/2 c froz. broccoli
1 1/2 c. froz. cauliflower
1 1/2 c. froz. carrots

1 tbsp olive oil


Method:

  • Whisk together egg, cornstarch & 1 tsp soy sauce; add chicken. Cover & set aside. You can do this earlier in the day or the night before. 
  • Mix OXO, water & remaining soy sauce; set aside. 
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil until hot; add celery, mushrooms, garlic and ginger. Stir until well mixed. 
  • Add frozen veg. after 1-2 minutes (you may want to break them down a bit if they are large pieces)
  • Remove veg. mixture from heat & set aside after 2 minutes. 
  • In a wok, heat another 1 tbsp oil; then add chicken and stir fry until white (3-5 min). 
  • Once chicken is white, add OXO mixture & bring to a boil. 
  • Reduce heat & simmer 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add veg to wok; Stir until heated through (3-5 min). 
  • Serve on rice, or quinoa :-)
Of course, if you are more ambitious than me - and most are when it comes to cooking - you could stir fry the chicken until white first, then add the veg to the same wok for a minute or two before the broth. I chose the two-pan method to make sure I had the chicken well cooked (well, to make sure I had everything well-mixed too! I was a stir-fry-virgin after all ;-)

How the Kids Can Help: measure & pour ingredients; open can; older kids can help chop celery & stir ingredients in wok. 

I hope your kids like this as much as Mario did!

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