My original plan for today was to bbq a steak for myself and chicken for my wife. Wind kind of got in the way of that idea. A couple of times I thought the bbq cover was going to blow off. So I had to make a plan b. Stir fry was not in my plans for this week but today seemed like a good day to make one. For me a stir fry is one of the simplest meals to make. A few chopped vegetables, some meat, and a sauce and you get a great meal. Keep thinking everytime I make one with chicken that I would rather be using flank steak. One of these times on our shopping trip I’ll have to remember to buy a flank steak. This time it is chicken, which my wife loves and I am not a fan of. So I have to come up with a sauce that makes it worth eating. This is one of the simplest ways I do a sauce but is one both my wife and I like. Thankfully I had the chicken broth in the cupboard to make it. There has been times I have used stock cubes or powder and that works well also.
1 large chicken breast cut in strips
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon dry sherry
4 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Mix everything together in a bowl and then mix the chicken in. Refrigerate for 1 or 2 hours before using.
2 reconstituted shiitake mushrooms thinly sliced
1 small rib celery chopped
1/2 onion sliced
1 carrot sliced
1/3 orange pepper chopped
4 green onions chopped
1 and 1/2 cups broccoli florets
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup chicken broth with 1 teaspoon corn starch mixed in
1 teaspoon canola oil
Stir frying is actually one of the simplest ways to cook. Preheat a frying pan on medium high heat with the canola oil. Start stir frying with the hardest vegetable, carrots, then add the other vegetables ending with the broccoli and green onions. Stir fry each vegetable for about 1 minute before adding the next. After the last vegetable has cooked with the rest for 1 minute remove them and retain. Add the chicken to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes then return the vegetables to the pan. Mix and add the chicken broth, stir until thickened and serve.