I guess you can call this a stir-fry but I don't have a wok and I really steam the veggies so I'm not really sure what to call it!
I bought some fresh ginger this weekend, it was my first time. Normally I make stir-fry meals with ground ginger and that works out great but I wanted to try something new. I'm glad I did! The fresh ginger has such an awesome smell and it's much easier to work with then I thought. Just a simply peel the skin off slice and dice like you would garlic.
The dish ended up with a very mild flavor and a light sauce. The husband gave an unsolicited “It's good” and the toddler gobbled up hordes of chicken and broccoli. He even at the mushrooms after telling me he “doesn't like 'shrooms”.
- ½ pound (8oz) boneless chicken breast cut into small pieces
- 1 inch of a ginger root diced small
- 3 cloves of garlic diced small
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp honey
- About 3 cups of fresh broccoli florets (267g)
- About 2 cups snow peas (125g)
- About 2 cups mushrooms slices (140g)
- ½ cup of water (separated)
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- non-stick cooking spray
Put the chicken, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar and honey in a bowl and let marinate while preparing the veggies.
Heat a large skillet over high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Add the chicken and marinade. Cook for a few minutes until chicken is brown.
Add 2 oz of the water (⅛ cup) to the skillet, and top with veggies. Lower to medium high, cover, allowing the veggies to steam. Stir occasionally but recover, cooking for a about 5 minutes.
Mix the cornstarch and remaining 2oz water.
Once the broccoli is just tender, uncover. Power the cornstarch water mixture on top. Stir and the sauce will immediately begin thickening. Continue to stir for 1 minute. Turn off heat and serve over your favorite brown rice.
Here is a shot of the ginger root and the toddler. He turned his head at the last second and I didn't have the patience to take another. :~)
I'm going to count this as 2 LARGE servings. We split it between the three of us. Nutritional Information does not include the rice.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|286||4g||7g||old: 5||new: 7|