Thursday, March 10, 2011

Asian Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry with Jasmine Rice


Nope not an Italian dish today.... my husband's request after hearing he got the JOB!!! So after a few short months of losing his job, we are blessed with the good news.. mom always said keep the faith, we did, so off he goes his first day early next week... This is a dish of very few he likes other than Italian foods. I was pleased when he said this is great! A very tasty dish with a delicious sauce. The jasmine rice is our favorite to go along with the chicken and broccoli.... hope you enjoy this one~ Thank you to all my viewers that wished us well~ I am so grateful to all of your kind words and support during these stressful weeks xo....

3/4 - 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 large egg white
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt


Sauce:

2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon terriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon water


Broccoli:

1 pound broccoli cleaned, trimed and cut
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar, or to taste
2 garlic minced cloves
1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water

2 cups plus 4 tablespoons peanut oil or canola for frying ( I used canola)

Preparation:

 Cut the chicken into 3/4 to 1-inch cubes. In a bowl, add egg white beaten with chicken. In a large bag add cornstarch and salt. Shake chicken into the cornstarch and salt in the bag to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

While the chicken is curing, prepare the sauce and vegetables:

 Mix together the oyster sauce,  soy, terriyaki and water in a small bowl and set aside. In another small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water and set aside. Wash and drain the broccoli. Cut the stalk diagonally into thin slices. Cut the flowerets into 3 or 4 pieces.

Preheat a pan, (deep wok style or rounded bottom style fry pan).  Heat 2 cups oil (Test the heat by placing a piece of chicken in the hot pan - it should float). Add the chicken cubes, and let cook until they just turn light in color but till your desired doness I like my chicken well done, recommended time is 45 seconds for me its more like 2 minutes. Quickly remove the chicken cubes, drain on paper towels.

 Drain almost all the oil out of the pan leaving 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is heated, add the crushed garlic and stir fry for 10 seconds.

 Add the broccoli, sprinkled with salt and sugar over it, and stir fry briefly, turning down the heat if necessary to make sure it doesn't burn. Add the 1/2 cup water, and cooking broccoli covered, for 4 - 5 minutes, until it turns a bright green and is tender but still crisp. Remove from the pan and drain.

 Wipe out cooled  pan and heat 2 more tablespoons oil. Add the broccoli and chicken, stirring and tossing to cook the chicken through. Add the sauce and cornstarch mixture in the center of the deep pan and stir quickly to thicken. Mix everything together and serve hot over steamed rice, we like jasmine.

33 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

healthy filling meal looks delicious

valerioscialla said...

davvero una ricetta fantastica. Complimenti per l'ottimo accostamento di sapori

Anncoo said...

I love this fried rice, easy and healthy. Very nice :)

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

Congratulations to your hubby on the new job! And congratulations to you on this fantastic recipe. We all like something a little different from our normal recipes once in a while, don't we?

Trix said...

So happy for you and Captain Nemo, hooray!! And I just love jasmine rice, it's so fragrant I could practically eat it plain!

Patsyk said...

Congratulations on the new job! And, the stir fry looks fabulous!

Su said...

Congratulations to your husband then for the new job ;)
And although this recipe isn't italian, it sure looks like delicious... and healthy :D

Claudia said...

That gorgeous stir-fry is the perfect way to celebrate new beginnings. Healthy, packed with favor and pretty! Congrats to your husband. May it be a perfect fit!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Congratulations to your husband on the new job! That must be such a relief for both of you. This recipe is perfect for a celebration or a quick weeknight meal.

Stella said...

Yum, that looks so healthful and delicious, Claudia. I love that kind of white jasmine rice too;-)

Parsley Sage said...

Awesome news! Congrats! Loved the celebratory meal too, very tasty :)

VE said...

Congratulations on your husband's new job. A good meal is a great way to celebrate.

EddyRose said...

Looks lovely!

Cooking with K said...

Can't wait to make this...had to save this one....big fan of Chinese food!

Patti said...

Congrats again Claudia! I never buy any other rice except for Jasmine. This looks like something my family would really enjoy!

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...

I can just imagine how happy you two are with the new job. A big congratulations to you both. What a delicious way to celebrate and this dish is one I will be trying in my Asian food adventure!

Emily Malloy said...

Oh this looks so good!

So pleased for the good news!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Congratulations!!! That is FANTASTIC NEWS!!! Woohoo!! Love classic dishes like this.

Drick said...

like the sound of that chicken, can see why he likes it too... so glad for him, and you too...

Leticia said...

Claudia, I love how professional your blog is! Amazing pictures! Thanks for participating on my simple one. I hope I can get near as good! Keep it up!Congratulations!

5 Star Foodie said...

Delicious stir fry, nice!

Reeni said...

I'm so happy and relieved for you both! Your stir fry looks wonderful - a delicious way to celebrate!

Melynda said...

No job, means tough times. So glad that is over for your house. We have had that here, first with me and now with Honey. But keeping the faith is how you get from one hill to the other. After that it is a delicious dish like this one! Thanks for sharing.

Firefly@fireflyblog.org said...

I love stir fry and yours looks so yummy and healthy!

Rochelle said...

Chicken and broccoli are so good together! Love the sauce you use to give it such yummy flavor :)

ravienomnoms said...

I love this, I am such a fan of broccoli in Asian dishes. I really like your combination of flavors here

roz said...

Faith never fails; Thank God for your husband's new job. I would fix whatever recipe that he wanted also!

Magic of Spice said...

Congratulations, so excited for you guys...wish your husband congrats for me :) Lovely and fresh looking dish!

Lo-mo said...

Woot woot! Congrats to Hubby on the new job!! Stir fry is a great way to celebrate!!

Lizzy said...

This will definitely make my dinner rotation...looks fabulous!

Shelby said...

Congrats to hubby Claudia! I am so happy he found a job so quickly!

Dee said...

Yum! This is right up my alley lately. Congrats to your hubby and his job :)

Suzanne said...

Congratulations to your husband! All the best for both of you! btw, thanks for the recipe!