Asian Chicken Stir Fry

Asian chicken stir fryThis week, we got zucchini and carrots in our box. I wanted to use up some other bits of vegetables we had in the refrigerator, so I decided to make a stir fry. I found this recipe from allrecipes.com, and adapted it to my needs. One could probably use a lot of different vegetable combinations with this sauce.

Asian Chicken Stir Fry
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1½ tablespoons brown sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1¼ pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced thinly
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced thinly on the diagonal
  • 3 cups zucchini, sliced thinly on the diagonal (larger zucchini should be cut in half)
  • 3 ounces shiitake mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup chicken broth (optional)
  • 3 cups cooked rice
Instructions
  1. Combine corn starch, brown sugar, crushed red pepper, and ground ginger in a small saucepan. Add corn syrup, soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, vinegar and garlic; stir well.
  2. Cook sauce over medium heat until it boils, stirring occasionally. Allow to boil about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Mixture should thicken to the consistency of syrup.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in wok or frying pan over medium high heat. Add chicken breast and stir fry until cooked through. Remove chicken from pan.
  4. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to pan. Add vegetables and stir fry until tender crisp. (If the vegetables start sticking, add a few tablespoons of chicken broth.)
  5. Return chicken to the pan and mix well. Pour sauce over and continue to stir fry, until heated through.
  6. Serve over rice.

Feel free to experiment with different vegetable combinations. What do you do with leftover vegetables?

Happy eating!

Ruth

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