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Asian-Style Chicken with Broccoli and Snow Peas

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#Homemade Asian-Style Chicken w/ Broccoli - served over #brownRice
Asian-Style Chicken with Broccoli and Snow Peas
by James Belardo

I must give my mother credit, she wasn’t the typical Italian-American mom that only cooked what she learned from her mother, she tried many different types of dishes. An example would be her attempt creating Asian-American cuisine such as Chow-Mein and the following recipe for Asian-Style Chicken with Broccoli. Her attempts making different ethnic food helped me appreciate international foods and more importantly, other cultures. Thanks Mom!

#Homemade Asian-Style Chicken w/ Broccoli - ingredients

2 Chicken breasts, cut  into ‘crosswise’ slices 1/2 inch thick
2-3 Scallions, slivered and cut on a slant sized about 1 inch
2 cups Fresh Broccoli (separate the florets of the Broccoli from the stems and cut into pieces about 1 inch in size)*
1-2 cloves garlic
1 cup snow peas
1 carrot
2 stalks celery
1 cup sliced cremini mushrooms
2 tablespoons Cornstarch
1/4 cup white wine or sherry
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
Teriyaki sauce
1/2 cup Chicken stock (try our homemade version) or water
2 tbsp grape-seed oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
salt and white pepper

*Don’t throw away the stems! Cut the stems of the Broccoli into 1/4 inch slices.

Marinate in a bit of white wine (or sherry) a dash of soy sauce, a bit of teriyaki sauce and 1 tbsp sesame oil.

In a bowl, mix the cornstarch, wine (sherry), soy sauce, a bit of teriyaki sauce, and stock (water)

1. In a large heavy-skillet (or wok) heat 2 tbsp grape seed or peanut oil. Add the Chicken and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the chicken is cooked on all sides (and it loses it’s translucence, about 5 minutes) Sprinkle with some salt and white pepper.
#Homemade Asian-Style Chicken w/ Broccoli - in 2 tbsp oil, cook chicken until loosing transparency
2. Add the carrots and celery, let cook for a few minutes.
#Homemade Asian-Style Chicken w/ Broccoli - then add the #carrots and #celery
3. Add the mushrooms and let cook until they begin to soften
#Homemade Asian-Style Chicken w/ Broccoli - some #cremini #mushrooms
3. Add 1 tbsp sesame oil, then slivers of scallion, snow peas and broccoli. Cook and stir over high heat until Broccoli is tender-crisp (4-5 minutes)
#Homemade Asian-Style Chicken w/ Broccoli - green #onions and #garlic #Homemade Asian-Style Chicken w/ Broccoli - 1 tbsp of #sesameOil #Homemade Asian-Style Chicken w/ Broccoli - #snowPeas
4. Add the lemon juice and cornstarch mixture, cook until sauce is thickened and clear (stirring constantly). Add a bit more stock or water if desired to obtain the consistency you prefer.
#Homemade Asian-Style Chicken w/ Broccoli - a bit of fresh #lemon juice #Homemade Asian-Style Chicken w/ Broccoli - finally the #chicken #stock and #cornStarch mixture

Serve with rice or Asian-style noodles.


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Written by Zio James

January 23, 2015 at 4:57 PM

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  1. […] Many people go out for ‘Chinese’ or ‘Asian’ Cuisine on Friday and Saturday nights, why not stay at home and make some equally as satisfying and might even be a bit healthier! Here’s Zio James’ take on his mother’s recipe for Asian-Style Chicken with Broccoli! […]

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