You see, my family likes the occasional chinese food take out. My husband is more of a mongolian beef man while my daughter and I like sweet and sour chicken. Unfortunately our local chinese place doesn't deliver, although probably not unfortunately because if they did we would eat a lot more of it then we do.
I have been looking for an easy chinese recipe, one that we could all agree on, and one that would hopefully be healthy. Thankfully, and surprisingly to me, I found this recipe on the back of the Uncle Ben's Brown Rice box. I did change a few things to suit my taste and what was already in my kitchen, and thankfully this recipe is flexible enough so that you can make it your own. Since we are using skinless chicken breast, a variety of veggies, low sodium soy sauce, and brown rice this is a cheaper and healthier option then your local restaurant, totally customizable to your own veggie preferences and it is quite tasty.
On with the show...
First we start out with brown rice. This dinner makes 4 servings so if you are using a different brand or type of rice just make sure to follow the directions to make 4 servings of rice.
I used Uncle Ben's Fast and Natural Whole Grain Instant Brown Rice and it worked out fine and only took 10 minutes to cook.
Then I made our sauce. Combine water, cornstarch, and low sodium soy sauce and stir together until smooth.
Next is the chicken. Take two boneless, skinless chicken breasts, remove any excess fat (ick), and cut into thin strips.
Once I cut the chicken I pulled out my wok and turned the heat to medium-high. Go ahead and spray some nonstick cooking spray if you have it or if you are out like me you can put some olive oil in to the pan.
While the pan is preheating it is time for the veggies. The recipe on the box calls for sugar snap peas, red bell pepper, and carrots. This is where you can totally make it your own. I didn't have the snap peas or the red pepper so I looked in my fridge, pulled out what I had, and chopped it all up in decent size pieces.
And then I took a handful of baby carrots and chopped those up into quarter to half inch size pieces.
Now that the pan is heated nicely go ahead and throw your chicken in. Give it 3-4 minutes to cook through and start getting a little brown and then...
Throw your veggies in.