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Chicken & Broccoli Stir-fry Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Debbie Bidleman Finkbeiner
Added: Monday, June 15, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. chicken breast (about 2 breasts), cubed
3 scallions, whites only, thinly sliced on an angle
2 cloves garlic, minced
1" piece peeled fresh ginger, minced
1 T. soy sauce
2 T. plus 1 tsp. cornstarch
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1 T. dry sherry
1 T. dark sesame oil
1/3 c. water
3 T. vegetable oil
5-6 c. broccoli, trimmed sliced stalks & medium florets (keep separate)
3/4 - 1 tsp. red chili flakes, optional
1 T. Hoisin sauce

Directions:
Directions:
In a med.bowl, toss the chicken with the scallion whites, about 1/2 the garlic & ginger, the soy sauce, sugar, 1 tsp. cornstarch, 1 tsp. salt, the sherry & the sesame oil. Marinate at room temperature for 15 min. Mix the remaining cornstarch with 1/3 c. water. Set aside.

Heat a lg. nonstick skillet over high heat. Add 1 T. oil & heat. Add the broccoli stems & stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the florets & the remaining garlic, ginger, 2 T. of water & season with 1/4 tsp salt & pepper. Stir-fry until the broccoli is bright green but still crisp, about 2 min. Transfer to a plate.

Get the skillet good & hot again, and then heat 2 more T. oil. Add the chicken and chili flakes (if using). Stir-fry until the chicken loses its raw color and get a little brown, about 3 minutes. Add Hoisin sauce, return the broccoli to the pan and toss to heat through. Stir in the reserved cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil to thicken. Add more water if sauce needs to be thinned. Taste & season with salt & pepper, if you like. Mound the stir-fry on a serving platter or 4 plates; serve with rice.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Debbie is the wife of Mike Finkbeiner and the daughter-in-law of Jeane (Hollenshead) Finkbeiner & the late Charles Finkbeiner.

 

 

 

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