Monday, October 24, 2016

Double Delight Chicken and Beef Stir Fry


A wonderful beef and chicken stir fry that pleases everyone.. because there is double the delight and double the deliciousness!   

My kids love to help me in the kitchen.  We all love stir fries because it's a one pan meal that can come together quickly.  I came up with this stir fry because my daughter wanted chicken and my son wanted beef to be the main ingredient in the stir fry.  So I decided to double the fun by making this stir fry a double delight using both beef and chicken.   

I prepped all the vegetables and meat and then the kids did all the measuring and stir frying.  This stir fry was done in less than 30 minutes and we had a healthy dinner for everyone to enjoy.  I hope my kids continue their love of cooking for the rest of their life. 

11b of chicken breast sliced thin
1lb beef sliced thin
1 cup carrots
1 cup celery
2 cups broccoli
1 small can drained water chestnuts
1 bunch spring onions
1 can baby corn
1 medium onion
1-2Tbs of cornstarch
salt and pepper
2 Tbs of canola or peanut oil

Note:  You can add your favorite vegetables here instead of the ones I mentioned above.  Other choices are cabbage, zucchini, bell pepper etc...

The Stir Fry Sauce
1/4 cup of regular soy sauce
2-3 Tbs Hoisin sauce
1-2 Tbs Sambal Oelek
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 cup of chicken broth (or water/bullion equivalent)
2 inches of ginger grated or minced
3-4 cloves of garlic grated or minced
1-2 tsp brown sugar 
1 Tbs cornstarch (or arrowroot) mixed with 2 Tbs water

Prep all vegetables.  Cut meat into slices or cubes and sprinkle with salt, pepper and cornstarch.  Then toss until meat is all coated.

Heat 2 Tbs canola oil in large wok.  Fry meat (in batches) until browned.  Then remove from pan onto a plate.  Once all meat is browned, add oil as needed and saute carrots, celery and onion.
 Grate ginger and garlic then mix all stir fry sauce ingredients.  Set sauce aside until later.  Also whisk together the cornstarch and water to make a slurry.  Make sure to whisk before using this slurry because the cornstarch will settle.

 To the stir fry pan with the celery and carrots, add the softer and/or canned vegetables.    Then add the cooked meat and prepared stir fry sauce.

Cook stir fry in sauce for about 5 minutes.  Finally add the cornstarch slurry to stir fry.  Mix stir fry well and simmer for 2-3 minutes.  Serve over cooked rice.

Cook Jasmine rice until fluffy.  Serve with ice cream scoop for perfect portions.  Enjoy.  
Now that my kids are getting all set with cooking... I need to teach them to clean up as well. :)


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