Sunday, January 29, 2012

142.8…Szechuan Chicken Stir-Fry

I made a delicious, healthy new recipe on Friday night. While I was cooking, I enjoyed a glass of wine….you know…for inspiration!

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This recipe came out of the most recent Cooking Light magazine. My husband loves Chinese food so when I saw the recipe for Szechuan Chicken Stir-Fry, I knew I had to make it. I’m glad I did, it was delicious!

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Szechuan Chicken Stir-Fry (Serves 4)

Slightly adapted from Cooking Light

1 Tbsp sesame oil, divided

1/2 cup chicken broth

2 Tbsp soy sauce

1 Tbsp rice vinegar

2 tsp chili sauce

2 tsp cornstarch

1/4 tsp salt

2 Tbsp canola oil, divided

1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips

1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips

1 red bell pepper, cut into strips

1 cup diagonally cute snow peas

1/2 cup sliced onion

1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger

1  Tbsp minced fresh garlic

2 cups hot cooked long-grain rice

1/4 cup (1-inch) slices green onion

1/4 cup chopped peanuts

1. Combine 2 tsp sesame oil and next 6 ingredients (through salt) in a small bowl. Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tsp sesame oil and 1 Tbsp canola oil; swirl. Add chicken; stir-fry 2 minutes. Remove chicken from pan.

2. Add remaining 1 Tbsp canola oil; swirl. Add bell peppers and next 4 ingredients (through garlic); stir-fry 1 minute. Add broth mixture; cook 30 seconds or until thick. Return chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes or until chicken is done. Spoon 1/2 cup rice onto each of 4 plates; place 1 cup chicken mixture, green onions and peanuts to side of rice. Serve.

Printable Recipe

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Saturday morning began with a healthy breakfast of Fage yogurt with raspberries and strawberries.

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I went to spin class and came home starving. I was actually starving throughout class. My breakfast did not stick with me at all. So I made a piece of toast with peanut butter.

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After my snack the day kind of went down hill. I started feeling really exhausted and sick. I basically laid in bed the rest of the day. Hubby was sweet to take my son to boy scouts and picked him up. He also brought me home my favorite salad from Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza.

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Chopped Chicken Salad with oven roasted tomatoes. Love.

By evening time I was feeling much better! I think my body just wanted me to just stop and chill (which I rarely do). Good thing because hubby and I had to attend the school’s fundraiser last night. I got ready and we went to Balboa Park to attend the event. I had a couple glasses of wine and just a little bit to eat. There weren’t many tables and it was hard to eat and hold the wine so I just sampled a few things: falafel, hummus, pita and Greek salad. Other than that, it was a nice evening!

This morning was super lazy. I enjoyed some coffee and then got to making breakfast. Hubby and the kids had pancakes while I had an egg sandwich.

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Delish!

Then I cleaned out my pantry. That felt great to get that done.

We took the kids to the Hamburger Factory for lunch. I tried to keep it somewhat healthy with a turkey burger on a wheat bun. Too bad they buttered the heck out of the bun. Note to self: remember to ask for a dry bun next time.

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I did enjoy a few onion rings and fries though. :)

After lunch, we went bowling. I love to bowl! The rest of the evening will be spent chilling at home. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

What was the best thing you ate all weekend?

11 comments:

Hallie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey...I know where your fundraiser was held ;-) hope you had fun!

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Hallie
Do you live nearby it or where you just passing by? :)

Mo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your stir fry looks better than take out!
The best thing I ate this weekend would have to be the scallops I ate last night. Followed closely by the pecan pie mini indulgence dessert.

iheartvegetables.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hmm I don't eat meat, but I wonder if I could substitute something like chickpeas for the chicken? The flavors and spices sound delicious so I feel like maybe that would work! (?)

purecomplex.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am such a HUGE fan of stir fry and I love this recipe. I can definitely see myself making this.. and soon. That egg sandwich and those strawberries are also calling me lol. Great post

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@iheartvegetables.com
I'm sure you could do that! Or just add extra/different kinds of veggies or even tofu! Enjoy!

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@purecomplex.com
Yeah! Let me know how it turns out!

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Mo
It tasted better than take-out! The veggies were still crisp and everything tasted fresh. :) Your scallolps and dessert sound fabulous!

Val said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow- that looks so good. I have to do stir-fry at home.

Biz said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Um, holding onto your wine glass is more important than food sometimes! :D

Jen @ Peanut Butter and Peppers said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your stir fry looks amazing!

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