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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 251.1
  • Total Fat: 14.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.3 mg
  • Sodium: 286.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.0 g
  • Protein: 9.8 g

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Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry

Submitted by: BBAKER77

Introduction

originally from food network
http://www.foodnetwork.com/reci
pes/food-network-kitchens/chicken-and-
broccoli-stir-fry-recipe/index.html
originally from food network
http://www.foodnetwork.com/reci
pes/food-network-kitchens/chicken-and-
broccoli-stir-fry-recipe/index.html

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    1 pound chicken breast (about 2 breasts), cubed
    3 scallions, whites only, thinly sliced on an angle
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger, minced
    1 tablespoon soy sauce
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 1/4 teaspoons salt
    1 tablespoon dry sherry
    1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
    About 1/3 cup water
    3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    5 to 6 cups broccoli, trimmed sliced stalks and medium florets (keep the 2 cuts separate)
    3/4 to 1 teaspoon red chili flakes, optional
    1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
    Garnish: toasted sesame seeds, optional



Directions

Marinate the chicken while you prepare the rest of the ingredients
In a medium bowl, toss the chicken with the scallion whites, about half the garlic and ginger, the soy sauce, sugar, 1 teaspoon of the cornstarch, 1 teaspoon of the salt, the sherry, and the sesame oil. Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes. Mix the remaining cornstarch with 1/3 cup water.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil and heat. Add the broccoli stems, and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the florets and the remaining garlic, ginger, 2 tablespoons of water, and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Stir-fry until the broccoli is bright green but still crisp, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Get the skillet good and hot again, and then heat 2 more tablespoons oil. Add the chicken and chili flakes if using. Stir-fry until the chicken loses its raw color and gets a little brown, about 3 minutes. Add the 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 need to thin the sauce, if necessary. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if you like. Mound the stir-fry on a serving platter or divide among 4 plates and garnish with sesame seeds; serve with rice.

Notes: The garlic and ginger can be chopped together in a minichopper to save time.

Scallion greens can also be used to garnish, if you like that extra onion-y flavor and you want to use up the scallions.

The broccoli stems are used (love all that fiber) to add textural contrast and also to help bulk up the dish, and why waste them?

Serving Size: 4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BBAKER77.






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