Sunday, January 11, 2009

Chicken Broccoli Lemon Stir Fry

3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp rice vinegar (you can use reg if you want)
2 Tbsp[ honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken, cut in 1/2 inch slices
2 Tblp canola oil (or any oil)
1 1/2 lbs broccoli, sliced
1 small lemon
2 tsp cornstarch (dissolved in 1 Tbsp water)
2 Tbsp toastes sesame seeds (optional)

In a large, shallow bowl, whisk together soy sauce, 3 tablespoons water, vinegar, honey, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Pour half of the mixture into another bowl; reserve. Place chicken in remaining mixture; let marinate 15 minutes. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon oil over high heat. Add half the chicken; cook, tossing often, until brown and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer chicken to a place. Repeat with more oil and remaining chicken. Wipe skillet with a paper towel. Heat remaining tablespoon oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook broccoli and lemon, tossing often, until broccoli is bright green, about 3 minutes. add 1/2 cup water; cook until broccoli is tender and lemon is translucent, about 6 minutes. Add reserved marinade, cornstarch mixture, chicken and any accumulated juices from place. Bring to a boil, cook, stirring until thickened, 1 minute. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.


Ruth Rodrigues said...

Breno likes this with less lemon flavor (half a lemon) and less salt (soy sauce).

Sharon said...

glad you tried it! We like it with lots of lemon :) but less salt wouldn't hurt that is for sure.

Rachel Rowell said...

This was ok. I don't think I'm a big fan of the stir fry flavor but I'm trying to incorporate it more into our diet because it's an easy and healthy way to cook.

How do I use the lemon? Lemon juice? Sliced lemon with or without peel?

I agree Ruth, low sodium soy sauce might be good.

Rachel Rowell said...

Note to self: use half suggested red pepper.

Sharon said...

I wash and slice the lemon and leave the peal on. I use no red pepper.

Sharon said...

Um, peel.