Here is a simple way to get the kids to eat their veggies and love them. Orange flavored Oriental chicken stir fry. A simple “one Potter” as I like to call them. Actually two if you count the brown rice that forms the base and gives you the starch and rice bran. You start with a cup of orange juice and marinate your thin sliced chicken breast in this with a little soy sauce some fresh or dried ginger and some garlic. If you are trying to avoid salt then be sparing with the soy sauce, I used about an ounce of soy sauce to a cup of orange juice with a half teaspoon each of granulated garlic and ginger.
I then remembered I had some fresh ginger from a month ago in the “frig” door. Low and behold it was still good this root vegetable sticks around a long time. I use a small teaspoon to peel the skin off, thin slice it and then criss-cross cut the slices into tiny cubes. Bingo, fresh ginger is the best.
Get your cooking pot or wok hot add just a touch of sesame oil and add your chicken, stiring until you see the pink turn white then add your veggies. I added a package of broccoli/carrot/califlower with a couple of colored bell peppers (Green and Orange). I tried to keep all the pieces fairly bite-sized. After you have turned the veggies a couple of times pour your orange juice marinate into the pot and let it come to a boil. It will steam the harder veggies and flavor them nicely.
Now it is time to thicken your sauce, you may want to add some water to increase the amount, if you do add some more soy sauce as well. Now mix a small bowl of cornstarch with a little water to dissolve it and pour it into the sauce as you stir. It will immediately thicken, you only need enough sauce to coat the veggies, so you don’t need too much water. Once the sauce is
thickened you can add the sno-peas and simply stir them around to coat them with sauce. They cook very rapidly, if you watch closely the peas will swell up one time and then dissipate. When you see that they are done. They will still be bright green and semi crispy, but cooked.
Stir this around for a minute or so and the serve over brown rice. Quick Easy and Flavorful!
The Chicken only needs a half an hour to accept the orange/soy flavoring so this is a quick and easy meal to prepare when you are in a hurry. Enjoy