Monday, November 21, 2011

Pat's Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

So...I don't know if you all have heard of the Neelys, but they are some pretty awesome people. I love watching their show on Food Network and I wish I had more of a spice tolerance because they make some good-looking spicy food. I made this recipe as is. I think it was just a little over my spice threshold, but still delicious. I did find it a bit too spicy for the kids to eat though. They are still a bit young and have bland palates. My husband, who is completely immune to all spiciness, loved this.

Recipe from The Neelys
What you need:
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tbsp. red pepper flakes, plus more to taste, if desired (I will be using a pinch or two next time because this was a little spicy for my liking and too spicy for my kids)
  • 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. chicken, precooked and cubed, I boiled and shredded mine
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, blanched

In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce, oj, vinegar, brown sugar, vegetable oil, red pepper flakes, and cornstarch together. Set aside.

Over medium-high heat, heat oil until it shimmers. Add garlic, ginger, green onions, and red pepper flakes (to taste). Saute until they are fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add chicken and broccoli to garlic mixture and stir to warm through.

Add reserved sauce and stir until thick and bubbly.
Serve with rice - I had to do some fried rice with eggs and soy sauce - yum!

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    Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

    Yes! I love the Neelys! They can be sickeningly sweet on each other, but I love them anyway! Thanks for sharing this on Must Try Mondays!

    Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

    Ooooh I love spicy, and chicken and broccoli - this sounds delish! So happy to meet you and your blog via Mangia Mondays.