Friday, January 30, 2009

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Stir Fry

This recipe is from the Best of bridge cookbook. They serve it over rice, but I usually serve it over Chinese noodles. They also toss in 1 1/2 cups of cashews just before serving. The fresh ginger and sesame oil are a must in this recipe. Serves 6.
SAUCE
1/2 cup ketchup
4 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup chicken broth
STIR-FRY MIXTURE
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 whole boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
1/4 cup cooking oil
2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 small onion chopped
2 red peppers, cut in strips
2 carrots thinly sliced on diagonal
2 cups snow peas
toasted sesame seeds for sprinkling
Combine sauce ingredients and set aside. Combine cornstarch, sugar and salt. Add chicken and toss. Heat frying pan or wok to high and add oil. When oil if hot (not smoking) add chicken, ginger, garlic and onion. stir until chicken is opaque (about 1 minute). Add peppers and carrots. Stir 2-3 minutes. Add snow peas and sauce. Cook until sauce comes to a boil.
Serve over hot rice or noodle. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. (if you want to add the cashews toss in just before serving.

8 comments:

  1. I just had this for the first time a week ago and LOVED it. I was hoping to find the recipe. Thanks.

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  2. Keep it coming...wow...this is definitely my kind of a dinner dish. What a beautiful presentation there in that picture. I could just dig in right now!

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  3. sunday lunch here we come....i have everything but the snow peas.
    it looks so good. i love the colors! hmm just thinking i do have fresh spinch maybe that would work for the green.....like trish said keep it coming.

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  4. This looks great! And cashews for that bit of added crunch would be perfect.

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  5. This does look yummy! I usually do my stir fries with pre-seasoned packages, but this is true cooking!
    Do you buy the toasted sesame seeds or toast theem yourself?

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  6. This looks like something I would really enjoy !
    I could just eat the picture !!

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  7. Oh. . it looks wonderful .. I would love to have a large plate of that right now. . .it's truly a yummy recipe.

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  8. Mmm, I love sweet and spicy.

    I would probably omit the bell peppers, of which I am not a fan, and put in a heaping dose of water chestnuts, because I adore them...

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