Chicken Stir-Fry

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • ⅔ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1green bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 head broccoli, broken into florets
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1onion, cut into large chunks
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Bring rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, and corn starch in a small bowl; stir until smooth. Mix ginger, garlic, and red pepper into sauce; coat chicken with marinade and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir bell pepper, water chestnuts, broccoli, carrots, and onion until just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove vegetables from skillet and keep warm.

  • Step 4

    Remove chicken from marinade, reserving liquid. Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chicken until slightly pink on the inside, about 2 minutes per side; return vegetables and reserved marinade to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve over rice.

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