Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday Night Specials

When I was going to school in Hawaii. I would often babysit for some Chinese friends of the family. In payment for me sitting with their three little girls, they would fix me a lovely Chinese stir fry dinner. At the time I really didn't like anything but hamburgers and pizza. Until this dish came along the vegetables are always so tender. The sauce adds so much flavor. That little touch of ginger is so refreshing to the palate. It became one of my favorites. In celebration of the Chinese New Year this past week.

Chicken Stir Fry With Broccoli and Water chestnuts

1 pound of chicken breasts sliced into 1/2 strips
1 medium onion
1 large carrot sliced long way
1 cup broccoli ends trimmed and separated into florets
1 cup snow peas
1 can drained water chestnuts
1/4 c soy sauce
1/4 c Teriyaki marinade Sauce
1 teaspoon fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 cloves of garlic minced
2 tablespoons sesame oil

Heat oil in large nonstick pan or wok over medium high heat. Add chicken brown on all sides, drains excess grease. Add garlic and gingers ,onion saute 2 minutes. Add carrot, broccoli, and snow peas, cook until vegetables are soft and tender. Add soy sauce, Teriyaki sauce and water chestnuts, orange peel cook until well blended about two minutes. This can be served over white rice or brown rice or by itself. When living in Hawaii I always added a little fresh pineapple.

1 comment:

Dancin Queen said...

MMmmm! I love chinese!