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Chicken Pineapple Stir-fry

28 Mar

Now that I’m pregnant I’ve been having these ridiculous cravings for the most random things. On my list this week was a Thai inspired chicken pineapple stir-fry. I wanted something tasty but not too heavy or greasy. It came out just right!

Ingredients
1 lb chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 tbsp fish sauce (found in the Asian section of the ethnic food isle)
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
1-2 tsp minced garlic or garlic powder will due, eye about this amount
1 tbsp red pepper flakes
1 red pepper cubed
1 green pepper cubed
1 orange pepper cubed
1/2 cup of pineapple chunks (if buying canned, get it in juice not syrup)
1/2 cup of sweet chili sauce (found in the Asian section of the ethnic food isle)
Small amount of oil for the pan (I used olive oil, whatever works enough to coat the pan lightly!)
Jasmine Rice – cooked per package instructions

Directions
In a medium sized bowl, add the fish sauce and cornstarch to the cubed chicken and toss it evenly to coat. Set aside.

On medium high heat in a deep non-stick pan, heat the oil. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and stir for a few seconds. Add the cubed peppers and pineapple chunks and cook for 5 minutes, until everything is soft and fragrant. Lower the heat to medium-low and add the chili sauce and mix until warmed throughout, for about another 3-5 minutes. Move the mixture to a bowl and set aside.

Increase the heat of the pan to medium and add another coat of oil to the pan if needed. Cook the chicken until lightly cooked on each side. Add soy sauce and lime juice, stir, and chicken through. Add the pepper mixture back to the pan and stir fry until well blended.

Complete this dish by serving with jasmine rice. So good! Enjoy…

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-M

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Chicken with Snowpeas over Rice

22 Jun

So we officially moved into our apartment. Our 2 day planned drive from New Jersey to Florida? Meh, didnt happen. We were so anxious that we got to Gainesville in one day, stayed overnight at a local hotel, and picked up our keys in the morning and unpacked our lives from about 10 boxes and tons of furniture (Not to mention carrying these things up 3 flights of stairs in 100 degree weather)

The first meal i made in our new place was inspired by the Pioneer Woman because, well, i love her.

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/10/beef-with-snow-peas/

I asked dave what he wanted for dinner, his reply: simply “Chicken with Rice”

So i found this awesome recipe on her site for beef with snowpeas and decided to make Ms. Ree’s recipe with chicken instead, and ended up tweaking the entire thing. Heres what i did:

Chicken with Snowpeas over Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb or so of thinly sliced chicken breast
  • ½ cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger (I found an awesome squeezable bottle of fresh ginger in the produce section of Publix)
  • Snow Peas to your liking
  • 5 whole Scallions, Cut Into Haf-inch Pieces On The Diagonal
  • Crushed Red Pepper, For Sprinkling
  • Brown or White Rice
Beat the chicken if its too thick, then slice the chicken into 3 inch x 3 inch or so squares. Then proceed to make the saucy goodness – in a separate bowl, mix the soy sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, and fresh ginger. Set aside. Cut off the top of the scallions and slice them diagonally. Set aside. Add the chicken to the soy mixture and mix it together with your hands. Let it sit while you heat the snow peas. In a small pan, on medium heat, saute the snow peas so that they brown a little. Take them off the pan and set them aside. Finally, In a deeper pan, Add the chicken mixture with a little water if it seems too thick. Let the chicken cook and when you see they are turning white on each side, add the scallions and snow peas. Mix the mixture often. At the end, if you like spice – you can add crushed red pepper. Serve over rice.
I COULDN’T FINISH MINE, DAVE FINISHED HIS WHEN I SERVED IT AND ATE MY LEFT OVERS 2 HRS LATER – IT WAS A HIT! ENJOY
M.S