Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Chicken stir-fry and rice

I adapted this recipe from my beef and broccoli recipe, but when I only had chicken on hand. WE LOVED this dish and will definitely make it like this on a regular basis!

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  • 3 TBSP cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 C Hot water
  • 2 chicken boullion cubes
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce, reduced sodium
  • 8 oz. chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 pound frozen cut broccoli (or fresh)
  • 1 C shredded carrots
  • 1 can water chestnuts
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt (more if desired)
  • 1 TBSP olive oil


In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, hot water, bullion, and soy sauce. Stir until sugar and cornstarch are dissolved.

In a large skillet or wok over high heat, cook and stir chicken 2 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add salt and onions and cook until translucent. Stir in broth mixture, ginger, garlic, and vegetables. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes, or until sauce thickens.


 Serves 7-8 one cup servings (depending on how many veggies you put in)

1 Cup of Chicken and veggie dish is 3 +points
1 Cup of Chicken and veggie dish served with 1/2 C brown rice is 6 +points 


Amber said...

Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

Felicia said...

I've actually got all the ingredients in my fridge right now, so I may have to make this tomorrow. Do you do anything different for the beef version?

Rachel H. said...

well, with the beef you use round steak, thinly sliced, and beef bullion instead of chicken. And the original beef and broccoli recipe doesn't have all the extra veggie (though I love them!) If you search under BEEF you'll find that recipe on this blog as well. Both are good, this was just a really refreshing, delicious change! :)

Heidi said...

Looks yummy! I don't know if I want to try beef or chicken first!

C Smith said...

Did you calculate out the WW points? It looks awesome! I definitely want to try it. I love trying your recipes. They are all so easy and so yummy. By the way, I use the sugar free applesauce in my cookie recipe.

Rachel H. said...

actually yes, I did calculate out the points. For a 1 C serving of veggies it's 3 points. 1/2 C of brown rice is 2 points.
So, for a 1/2 C brown rice and 1 C of veggies it's only 5 points (or add a whole cup of brown rice and it's only 7 points)