Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Chicken Stir Fry

When I went to "Big Bargain Store" with my boys the day before the Super Bowl, one of the things I bought was mammoth bags of frozen veggies. Score! 5 pounds of veggies is surely enough for 2 nights around here!

Anyway, one of my great finds was a Bird's Eye Stir Fry mix. The package espoused the idea that you should cook up the veggies as a side dish, but I thought I could make it a little more interesting.


4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken pieces, cut in smallish pieces
2 to 3 pounds Bird's Eye Stir Fry Veggie Mix
Vegetable Oil
Salt and pepper
Ground Ginger
Sesame Seeds
1 cup chicken broth
2 tbsp soy sauce

1/2 cup cold water
2 tbsp cornstarch
3 cups cooked white rice

Cover the bottom of the broiler pan with a thin layer of vegetable oil. Arrange the chicken pieces in it, turn once, lightly salt, pepper and place under the broiler for 5 to 6 minutes. Meanwhile, in a skillet or wok, begin to prepare the vegetable mix (broccoli, snow peas, carrots, baby corn and red peppers, which I discarded) according to package directions: a bit of oil in the bottom of the pan, add the veggies, stir and cook until nearly done. Turn the chicken over
after the first 5 minutes have elapsed, sprinkle generously with ground ginger and sesame seeds, and return to the broiler for another 5 minutes. When the chicken has cooked another 5 minutes, remove it from its pan, leaving the pan drippings behind, and add it to the vegetables. Add the sauce packet that came with the vegetables, stir to coat, and cook a few more minutes, until everything is done. Meanwhile, add the chicken broth and soy sauce to the chicken pan. Heat to boiling. Whisk together the cold water and cornstarch, and whisk into the chicken broth mixture. Cook until the mixture thickens, and add to the chicken and vegetable mixture. Stir well and serve at once over hot rice.
This fed 6 of us, 4 of whom are large and starving guys, so it would probably be plenty for 8 normal people. And I've been asked to make it again very soon, so you know it was good!


Pam said...

Mmmm. Way better than Chinese take out!

SissySees said...

I used to stir-fry a lot. I think I'll try this with shrimp very soon!

Big Dude said...

Looks delicious and pretty easy.

Lapdog Creations said...

Yum, yum, yum!

Diane said...

Ha, we had a stir fry tonight, will be posting my mix up soon. Diane

Tatersmama said...

Oh yum!!! This looks delicious!!!

EFT Manual said...

This chicken stir fry dish certainly looks good and yummy!

Anxiety Cause said...

This dish looks delicious and delightful!

Deana Sidney said...

So did you watch the big guys at the dog show last night??? I was really happy that the deerhound got it... so tired of those little terrier types getting all the love.
The dog was on the Today show and was adorable.. when I saw the dog winners in your contest -- well they are related, aren't they??

The dinner looks good and simple.. just what we need sometimes.. I made something almost like it for dinner!

Two French Bulldogs said...

We are suddenly starving
Benny & Lily

Linda said...

One of my favorites!

Mickle in NZ said...

Ooo, that looks good - even Zebby is loudy purring his approval and he doesn't "do" vegetables!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's a great idea!

Sue said...

We used to do stir fry a couple times a week. It's been a while, so maybe it's time to pull out the wok again.