Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry

This was so easy and tastes so good! I used Uncle Ben's Brown & Wild Rice Medley. It cooks in the microwave in about 90 seconds and worked great with this dish. You can use fresh broccoli. I used Broccoli Wokly - Steam in Bag. It's fresh broccoli already chopped and ready to cook in the microwave. The next time I probably will only steam it for about 2 minutes instead of the package directions which say 3 minutes. I like my broccoli a little crunchy. I only use REAL soy sauce. Just because a bottle says it is soy sauce does not mean it is really made from soybeans. Take a look at your ingredients. If soybeans are not listed, then it is made from chemicals. Read more about soy sauce here. I like Kikkoman's brand. It's one time that it pays to spend a little more on a brand name product. All in all this only took a few minutes to throw together, so it would be a quick evening meal.
Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry
6 tablespoons Kikkoman's Less Sodium Soy Sauce
6 tablespoons apple juice
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 & 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, about 3 breasts
1 large onion, sliced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 bag Broccoli Wokly (12 oz) or 1 head broccoli, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt (optional)
Place chicken in freezer for about 20 minutes so that it is easy to slice. Mix soy sauce, apple juice, rice vinegar, sugar, garlic and pepper in a large bowl. Slice chicken very thin. Place in soy sauce mixture, stir to coat evenly, and let marinate for about 15 minutes.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Remove chicken from marinade (save your marinade) and place in skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is done and lightly browned. Remove chicken.
Add 1/2 cup water to pan, stir up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Pour into marinade; pour mixture into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes; set aside and allow to cool. (I added this step because raw chicken was in the marinade.)
In same nonstick skillet, add additional tablespoon of oil, toss in onions and mushrooms. Continue to cook until onions are tender. Cook broccoli in microwave according to package directions. Add to skillet with 1/2 cup water. (If you are using fresh broccoli, add 1 cup of water instead and cook in skillet an additional 6-8 minutes). Stir cornstarch into marinade and add mixture to your skillet. Bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Return chicken to pan, toss to coat. Season with salt and serve.


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Mo Mo said...

This looks wonderful.