Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

You have to try this. It’s easy, quick and very yummy. You could change the vegetables to use whatever you have on hand to make this even easier. The directions say to use a skillet, but I used a wok and it came out great.

For this recipe you will need:

2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 3/4 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Swanson® Chicken Stock
1 tablespoon soy sauce or low-sodium soy sauce
Vegetable cooking spray
1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into strips
5 cups cut-up fresh vegetables (broccoli florets, green or red pepper strips, sliced mushrooms, carrots, celery and/or green onions) (You could use an actual batch of broccoli, but I used steam-able broccoli and steamed it in the microwave before putting it in with the rest of the vegetables. I know – I cheated.)
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup regular long-grain white rice, prepared according to package directions (about 3 cups)

(I also ended up cutting my carrots way too big. Thanks Hubs for noticing that. So I cooked my carrots a little bit in the wok with some chicken broth to let them soften. Then I took them out and set them aside and continued as follows.)

I also used broccoli (not pictured).

I also used broccoli (not pictured).

Stir the cornstarch, broth and soy sauce in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth. Set aside.

Spray a 12-inch skillet (or wok) with some cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat for one minute. Add the chicken and stir-fry until well browned. Remove the chicken from the skillet.

Chicken

photo 1 (3)
Add the vegetables, ginger and garlic powder to the skillet.  Stir-fry until the vegetables are tender-crisp.

Vegetables

Stir the cornstarch mixture again and then pour it into the skillet. Cook and stir until the mixture boils and thickens.

Pour pour pour.

Pour pour pour.

See that bubbling action?

See that bubbling action?

Return the chicken to the skillet and cook until the chicken is cooked through.

photo 4 (4)

Serve the chicken mixture over rice.

photo 5 (4)

Doesn’t that look delicious! Let me know if you give it a try. =]

2 thoughts on “Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

    • Hey Lindsay! Thanks for stopping by! =] If you try this without the meat (or a meat substitute) please let me know how it turns out! Even though I’m not a vegetarian, I definitely don’t mind a vegetable only meal every now and then. I haven’t tried the maifun noodles… can I get them at a regular grocery store?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s