Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chicken Stir fry with Shittake Mushrooms and Salted Black Beans

Stir fry and Brown/White Rice in Bowl
My husband wants to eat healthier. Even though we try to eat healthy, there are some room for improvements. In my husband's case, more fiber, less meat. Today we were fortunate to find fresh Shittake mushrooms at the farmer's market. I saved half a chicken breast from the other day so I thought a stir fry would be a good idea.

Preparing the vegetables

Recipe:

Chicken:


1 large chicken breast, skinned and sliced moderately thin.
1 tbsp. Oyster Sauce
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. corn starch
1 small fresh chili pepper (I used Hawaiian chilies which are very small but hot.) Remove seeds

Mix the sauce ingredients with the chicken slices. Set aside.

Vegetables:

8 oz. fresh Shittake mushrooms (substitute white or brown mushrooms if you cannot find Shittake)
1 large carrot sliced thinly and diagonally
1 large celery stalk, sliced thinly
3 green onions, sliced diagonally
3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. salted black beans (Chinese Tausi)
vegetable oil or peanut oil

Thickening Sauce:

1 tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tsp. corn starch



Having ingredients ready in separate bowls

Heat a wok (I used the largest cast iron I have because I did not to go through the trouble of pulling out the wok) on high heat. Add approximately 1 tsp. of oil.

Stir fry the mushroom slices until lightly brown all over and slightly limp. Remove to dish. Add a little more oil if needed and stir fry the carrots and celery quickly for approximately 1 minute. Remove to another dish. Add more oil if needed. Add the garlic and brown until lightly brown, (be careful not to burn) and add the Tausi. Stir fry quickly for approximately 2 seconds or so and add the chicken. Stir fry until the chicken is cooked thoroughly. Add the vegetables, stir frying quickly. Add the sauce and thicken for a minute or more. Garnish with the green onion slices and remove from stove top. Serve with combo brown/white rice.

Chinese Chicken Stir fry

Serves 3. You can add more of chicken and vegetables to serve more. Be sure to make a little more sauce if that is the case.

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