Chicken-and-Veggie Stir-fry

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

This colorful chicken and vegetable stir fry is a delight for the eyes as well as the taste buds with its colorful array of yellow squash, red bell pepper, broccolini and green onions.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Total:
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinned and boned chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound Broccolini, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup chicken broth, divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 small yellow squash, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili-garlic sauce
  • Hot cooked rice

Preparation

  1. 1. Sprinkle chicken with salt; toss with 1/4 cup cornstarch.
  2. 2. Stir-fry chicken in 3 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown and done. Transfer to a plate, using a slotted spoon; keep warm. Add Broccolini and 1/4 cup broth; cover and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer to plate with chicken, using slotted spoon.
  3. 3. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. oil to skillet. Sauté bell pepper and next 2 ingredients in hot oil 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  4. 4. Whisk together 2 tsp. cornstarch and remaining 3/4 cup broth until cornstarch dissolves. Add broth mixture, chicken, and Broccolini (with any accumulated juices) to bell pepper mixture in skillet. Cook, stirring often, 1 minute or until liquid thickens. Stir in lime juice and next 2 ingredients. Serve over hot cooked rice.
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