Friday Recipe: Chicken Stirfry

stir fryI’ll be honest, usually when I’m craving Chinese food I order out rather than make my own, but this recipe looks pretty easy. The great thing about stir fry is that once you find a sauce you like you can add any meat and vegetables.

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Preparation time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch chunks
12 oz. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch-matchstick strips
2 cups red or green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 medium onion, sliced
2 tablespoons sugar
ΒΌ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
2 tablespoon light soy sauce
Rice for serving


In a large skillet or wok, heat the oil over high heat until hot.

Add the chicken and stir-fry for about 4 minutes, or until no longer pink and the juices run clear.

Transfer to a plate.

Add the asparagus, bell pepper, onion, sugar, and black pepper to the skillet.

Stir-fry for about 3 minutes, or until the vegetables are crisp-tender.

Return the chicken to the skillet.

Sprinkle with the soy sauce; cover and cook, for about 1 minute, or until mixture begins to steam.

Serve over rice.

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