Sunday, March 17, 2013

Chicken with Asparagus

Chicken with Asparagus

OK - I was going to give this an awful name - I won't share it - it is that bad. This is based on a recipe I found in Cooking Light for Chicken Yakitori Rice Bowl. I love Chicken Yakitori and was happy that there was a good healthy option for making it. I was playing a bit with the recipe and think this is a winner. I added some items that we like a lot and it was a hit tonight for dinner. I am going to try to make a more traditional Chicken Yakitori down the road - but for now - this is a great addition to my stir-fry options.

Ingredients (serves 4)
1/3 cup Soy sauce
1/3 cup Cooking sherry
3 tbsp Brown sugar
2 tbsp Rice vinegar
1/4 cup Chicken broth
4 tsp peanut oil, divided
3 Chicken breasts, skinless and cut in half (to make two thin pieces)
1 bunch Asparagus tips (around 4 inches long)
1 bunch green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 oz Mung bean sprouts
8 oz Mushrooms caps, sliced

1. Combine first five ingredients (soy sauce, cooking sherry, brown sugar, rice vinegar, and chicken broth) in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and then simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
2. Heat 2 tsp peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts in a single layer and cook for 5 minutes, then flip and cook 4 more. Transfer to a cutting board; cool slightly & cut into (1/4") strips.
3. Add remaining peanut oil (2 tsp) to the wok and add the asparagus, stir-fry 2 minutes; add green onions and bean sprouts, stir-fry 1 minutes; and add mushrooms, stir-fry 2 minutes.
4. Add chicken and sauce to the wok and cook for 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.

Enjoy with rice!

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