I love stir fry. It is a great way to enjoy a big variety of vegetables. Of course, what can make or break a stir fry is the sauce. I have never been a big fan of the options you can buy jarred at the store, found in the “asian” section. However, I stumbled upon a recipe for a stir fry sauce, and for the life of me I can’t remember where, as I have been using it for years. I have adjusted it several times, and this is the way I like it. So, if someone out there is cyber-space feels like I stole their recipe…sorry! Seriously. I would give you credit if I knew where I had found this.
Anyway, with that said, this recipe is yummy. I pretty much just use whatever vegetables I have on hand, but the ones listed on the recipe make for a nice stir fry. I love eating this with brown rice. Unfortunately my kids are rice snobs, and my son got it in his head that he only likes white Basmati, and likes it best when his daddy makes it. Apparently, mine is too dry. I did not realize I could suck at rice, especially since it involves some measuring and the pushing down of a button on my rice maker. But alas, it is true.
This is best prepared in a wok, but any skillet or fry pan works. This is the wok I use. We got it as a wedding gift 10 years ago, and it has seen A LOT of use. It is a great one. As for rice cookers, this is the one I have, and I love it.
Stir fry ChickenPrint Rate
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger or fresh ginger
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 c apple juice
- 1/3 c light brown sugar
- 2 tbs ketchup
- 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 c water
- 1/4 c soy sauce
- 1 tbs cornstarch
- 1/2 lb chicken diced
- 1 c sugar snap peas
- 1 c carrots cut into match sticks
- 1/4 c water chesnuts
- 1 c baby corn
- 1/4 c sliced onion
- Brown chicken, remove from heat
- Mix sauce ingredients
- Bring sauce to a boil, add in vegetables, stir fry 1-2 minutes
- Add chicken back in
- Wok for 1-2 minutes, coating chicken and veggies completely
- Serve over rice
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