Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Healthy Lunch: Stir Fry

 This week we made Stir Fried Chicken.

 First you will need to chop up all the vegetable ingredients.

We used:
pea pods
orange, red and yellow peppers

Put a little sesame oil in your hot pan or wok and stir fry. Add denser ingredients like carrots first. You can add soy sauce or terriyaki sauce to the vegetables near the end of the cooking time.
Remove the cooked vegetables to a separate bowl.

Next you need to cook up or heat the meat. We used a precooked, package of chicken strips from the deli section. Heat it with a bit of pre-minced garlic from a jar and a bit more sesame oil. Add the vegetables and reheat and then remove the heated food to another bowl.

Add  the vermicelli noodles or Shanghai noodles to the pan and brown lightly. Mix up a sauce by mixing about a quarter cup of water into a tablespoon or so of cornstarch and add a splash of oyster sauce, mushroom soy sauce and stir in with the noodles.

Place a bed of noodles on the plate and top with the chicken vegetable mixture.

Thank-you Jim for such a great meal suggestion and for showing us how to do this dish. and thanks everyone for all the chopping, cooking and bringing all the ingredients.