Monday, January 26, 2009

Honey-Nut Chicken Stir-Fry

My youngest sister has some friends that get together once a month and swap recipes. This month they swapped "healthy" recipes and she sent them to me since most were GF. Little did I know she was holding out on me. Included was her "Honey-Nut Chicken Stir-Fry." It sounded so yummy that we had to have it for dinner. But it called for peanuts and since we have allergy issues we changed that. Then we decided we needed to add things, so we added onions and then at dinner my daughter suggested it needed mushrooms and I have to agree. So while they aren't pictured, mushrooms are now a part of the recipe.

Honey Nut Chicken Stir-Fry  (printer friendly)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¾ cup orange juice
¼ cup honey
3 tablespoons soy sauce
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
½ tsp. garlic powder
2 cups sliced carrots
1/2 C sliced onion
1/2-1 C fresh mushrooms or 1 can drained
1- ½ cups sliced celery
4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½ -inch strips
¼ cup coarsely chopped cashews or almonds (original called for peanuts)
Hot cooked rice
Peanuts or any other yummy nut

In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients until smooth; set aside. In a nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry celery, carrots, onion, & mushrooms in 2 teaspoons oil until crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, stir-fry chicken in remaining oil until no longer pink.
Return vegetables to the pan. Stir orange juice mixture and gradually add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over rice and sprinkle with nuts.


Mel said...

I have to say I was not holding out on you. I sent this one to you a long time ago. I found it about the time K was diagnosed and knew you had to have it. Granted life was crazy for you then, but I know I did give it to you.

But definatly a winner. There are a lot of things you can do to change it up a bit. I actually added the garlic myself and changed the ratio of carrots and celery. I've also thought of adding broccoli, but my kids don't eat it very well. Have you tried the fajitas yet?

Pearl Girl said...

Hey Nat, that looks so yummy, do you have another family blog now??


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