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Stir-fry Chicken

Stir-fry Chicken

Prepare boil-in-the-bag rice to round off the menu using this easy stir-fry.

Southern Living JULY 2008

  • Yield: Makes 2 servings
  • Cook time:8 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 pound fresh green beans
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 skinned and boned chicken breast halves, cut into 1/8-inch strips
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup roasted cashews

Preparation

1. Cut onion in half lengthwise; cut each half into 1/4-inch slices. Cut green beans into 1/2-inch pieces; cut carrots and celery into 1/8-inch slices. Set aside.

2. Stir together soy sauce and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Add chicken, stirring to coat.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet; add chicken, and stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes. Remove chicken, and set aside.

4. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to skillet. Add vegetables and garlic; cook, covered, 1 minute, shaking skillet to keep vegetables from sticking. Uncover; cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 4 minutes.

5. Stir together broth and 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Add chicken and broth mixture to vegetables; stir until thickened. Stir in cashews.

Stir-fry Beef: Substitute 1/2 pound top sirloin steak for chicken, and cut into 1/8-inch strips. Omit cashews.

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