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Friday, July 12, 2013

Orange Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry

Summer has been filled with a lot of barbecuing, salads, and summer type foods. Well, when we actually  had a cooler, though humid, Southern California summer day today, I decided to cook up some good, hearty food. You can always count on a healthy stir fry to fill you up and satisfy you, yet keep you healthy! This meal did just that. This has such a refreshing, light sauce and it goes perfectly well with the chicken and veggies. So get to stir frying and raise your glass to "good tasting healthy food."
Recipe Adapted From:
http://www.piarecipes.com/2012/11/orange-chicken-and-vegetable-stir-fry.html

For the sauce:

1/2 cup orange juice 
2 Tbsp soy sauce 
2 Tbsp rice vinegar 
1 Tbsp oyster sauce 
Zest of 1  large orange
2 large cloves garlic, chopped 
1 tsp minced ginger 
1/2 Tbsp honey (you can add more if you like your orange chicken on the sweeter side)





For the stir fry: 

3 chicken breasts, cut into bite size chunks 
salt / pepper to taste 
3 tablespoons corn starch
1 onion
3 green onions
1 cup broccoli, chopped
1/2 large zucchini, chopped
1/2
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp Olive oil
Toasted sesame seeds
salt / pepper
 

In a medium sized bowl, stir all the ingredients for the sauce together. Set aside.
Chop up all the chicken and vegetables and have them ready to stir fry.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a bowl, toss the chicken with the corn starch and using your hands or a spoon, mix until the chicken is well coated with the corn starch.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the chicken and all the vegetables. Cook until the chicken is cooked all the way through. This should take a few minutes. (You can test a piece by cutting it in half if you are unsure if it is done. Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables and stir Continue to stir it until the sauce has thickened up some. Serve and garnish with toasted sesame seeds. Taste and add salt and/or pepper if so desired.

2 comments:

  1. Overall the Recipes For Stir Fry I saw on the internet, this is my favorite one because it is easy to prepare and looks delicious. I have never tasted it and it is unique for me. I will ask my sister to cook this one for our dinner. Thank you for posting this one!.

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