I prepare this simple stir-fry often because I love tasting the results. The meal-in-one recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. —Sharon Allen of Allentown, Pennsylvania
- 1 teaspoon plus 3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
- 2 teaspoons plus 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1-1/2 teaspoons grated fresh gingerroot
- 5 teaspoons canola oil, divided
- 1 medium onion, quartered
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
- 1/2 cup fresh broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup chopped carrot
- 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
- 3 cups cooked long grain rice
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon cornstarch and 2 teaspoons soy sauce until smooth. Place the chicken in a large resealable plastic bag; add soy sauce mixture. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- In another bowl, combine the remaining cornstarch and soy sauce until smooth. Stir in the broth and ginger; set aside.
- In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in 2 teaspoons hot oil until no longer pink; remove and keep warm. In the same pan, stir-fry onion and garlic in remaining oil until tender. Add the red pepper, broccoli, carrot and water chestnuts; cook and stir until vegetables are crisp-tender.
- Stir broth mixture and stir into vegetables. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to the pan; heat through. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Stir-Fried Walnut Chicken in Light & Tasty June/July 2006, p23
Medium-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer
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