Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Quick Stir Fried Chicken For The Home

Stir Fried Chicken
Stir Fried Chicken
Having a quick stir fry for dinner is often the fastest solution to a weeknight meal for a family of four.  Frequently, when everyone is hungry but too tired or lazy to cook a long dinner for the family, quick thinking leads to pizza delivery and or a Chinese take-out meal for everyone. But every time we have Chinese take-outs, we always wonder how these quick meals are prepared in just a few minutes and come out perfectly delicious without spending long hours preparing the meal.  Tell you, there are simple procedures that can be followed to a quick cooking method in just a few minutes.

Stir fried chicken for example is one of the most take-out meals in Chinese Cuisines.  This involves chicken chunks mixed with a few vegetables and sautéed with a choice of Asian sauces to come out with the taste you actually desire.  They are done in just a few minutes over very high flame in Chinese Cuisines for immediate searing of the meat and wilting the veggies enough to remain a little crisp tender when served.  They are always very good if served hot.  There may be several varieties of stir fry recipes in the internet, but the most take-outs goes to chicken stir fries.  A family of four prefers chicken because children love chicken over beef and pork.  Chicken has also a natural ability to absorb flavor from the sauce quickly making them very tasteful when stir fried.   Here is a chicken stir fry recipe that you can try at home as your alternative to weeknight dinners.


This recipe can actually be timed and prepared in just thirty minutes.  It can make four servings for the family.

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, please mince it
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, please minced
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1 pound broccoli, please trim, remove stems and slice into bite sizes 
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, please clean, trimmed and slice into bite sizes too
  • Salt according to your taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 ounces chicken breasts or thighs, please debone and remove skins and cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • black pepper, freshly ground and according to taste 

  • Once you have prepared the ingredients according to instructions, begin frying by heating a large skillet or a wok over medium high flame on your American stove.  Add one half of the vegetable oil and half of the garlic and ginger.  Stir for a few seconds until fragrant and then add the mushrooms and then the broccoli.  Sprinkle the scallions and raise the heat to high.   Cook by stirring for three to five minutes until the water is released from the mushrooms and broccoli turns to bright green.
  • Please sprinkle some salt over it and add a cup of water. Continue to stir until all the liquid evaporates and the broccoli is almost tender for another minute or two then transfer everything to a plate.  (You can also shorten this method by blanching the broccoli in hot water for three minutes then drain the hot water before stir frying).
  • Lower the heat to medium and add the remaining oil and the remaining garlic and ginger.
  • Then add the chicken cuts and turn the heat high again.  Continue to stir occasionally until the chicken changes color for three to five minutes.
  • Lower the heat to medium and add back the broccoli and mushrooms with its juices to the pan. 
  • Add soy sauce, sprinkle with more salt and some pepper. You can also add a little more water if the mixture is dry.
  • Raise heat to high and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced slightly.  Taste and adjust seasoning, garnish with remaining scallion.
  • Serve this stir fried chicken immediately while hot with steamed rice.
  You can also visit here to learn on how to cook Stir Fried Chicken

No comments:

Post a Comment