April 22, 2010

Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

Tonight, despite the protests of the nine-year-old, we had stir fry for dinner. The child doesn't like the sauces, or the vegetables all cooked together, or, well, any of it really. So I sauteed her chicken separately and she had cut up peppers for veg.

Husband and I, however had a delicious meal.

 Recipe

 Sauce
1/4 cup dry sherry
2 Tbs Soy Sauce

2 Tbs Lime Juice (or juice from one lime)
2 tsp Splenda, or sweetener of your choice
1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes
1Tbs corn starch
Mix  sauce ingredients together in measuring cup or bowl, set aside

Noodles
2 packages Shiritaki Noodles - any type
Rinse noodles well, then parboil for three minutes, let sit in hot water until time to serve.

1 tsp sesame oil (ok to use other cooking oil, but you sacrifice some flavour)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 /1/2 Tbs grated fresh ginger
2 skinless/boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1" pieces
Heat sesame oil in large skillet over medium heat
Add garlic and ginger and stir fry for 2 minutes
Add chicken and stir fry 3 minutes, until nicely browned and cooked through
Empty contents of pan into medium bowl, set aside

1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 onion, sliced
1 cup "Broccoli Slaw" (From salad section in the grocery store)
1/2 cup sugar snap peas, cut in half on the diagonal
1/2 bell pepper, cut in chunks
1 cup sliced mushrooms, your choice (I used enoki mushrooms leftover from another meal - shitake or plain brown mushrooms would be great too!)

Add 1 tsp sesame oil to hot pan
Add onion, and stir-fry until softened and beginning to color a bit
Add broccoli slaw and peppers, cook until softened
Add mushrooms, cook until softened (if using the enoki, add these at the last minute instead - if using Shitake, add them with the peppers and slaw mix)
Add peas, cook until they turn bright green

Return Chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan
Dump in the sauce mixture (Stir it first so that the cornstarch doesn't all stick to the bottom of the bowl)
Cook for a minute or so, stirring, until the sauce is glossy and delicious looking


Drain the noodles and portion onto plates
Serve the ginger chicken and vegetables on top of the noodles.

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