October 6, 2009

Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Recently, I was chatting with a friend of mine and we were talking about the recent "makeover" that Cooking Light did with their layout. She is not a fan, while I like how easy it is to read. However, she mentioned that she was looking through her older copies of Cooking Light and noticed that the calories and fat were much lower over 8 years ago than they are now. I decided it was time to go back and revisit some of the stacks of recipes I've had bookmarked.

I pulled a recipe for Stir-Fried Pork with Broccoli and Cashews (recipe can be found HERE), and ended up adapting it to what I had on hand for dinner. I kept the broccoli and all of the seasonings, but used chicken and omitted the cashews (since I didn't have any in the cabinet).
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This was so easy to throw together on a weeknight. One thing I would have liked was if the sauce was thicker, as it had no body to it at all. My Youngest who is the hardest to please in my house loved the chicken and the broccoli! Score! I also liked the overall flavor, but would add a bit of cornstarch next time to thicken it up a bit. My Husband didn't care for the ginger, he felt it was too much. I also think that this recipe lends itself well to using whatever you have on hand, mushrooms would be a perfect addition.

Don't forget to head over to my recent post on The Vegetarian Family Cookbook, just leave a comment (HERE) sharing your favorite healthy meal for a chance to win your own copy of the book!

Here are some family friendly recipes I found this week:
Dinners for a Year and Beyond - Roast Pork Tenderloin
Sea Salt with Food - Chicken Tacos
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11 comments:

Amanda said...

I love stir fry, this looks great!

Cate O'Malley said...

Sounds like a great weeknight meal on the fly, even better that it's mostly pantry items - yum!

Elisa, The Unlikely Housewife said...

This definitely sounds like one I should add to my repertoire - both chicken and broccoli are very popular around here, and I like to have recipes that everyone enjoys!

Jamie said...

Patsy,
I made a chicken stir fry last night (I'll post about it soon). I love doing stir fries during the week. I really like the new Cooking Light layout also.

Jen_from_NJ said...

I also love cooking light. So many good, healthy ideas especially for busy weeknights. My favorite chicken and broccoli stir fry recipe is actually a food networks kitchens recipe - so good! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/chicken-and-broccoli-stir-fry-recipe/index.html
Yours sounds good and I love that it is quick to put together. Thanks!

Pam said...

What a healthy and delicious meal.

family cookbook said...

i have been working on a family cookbook for the last few months and i am so glad i did. i was looking for a good stir fry and i think i found one. Thanks!

Aggie said...

I made a shrimp and broccoli stirfry this week! It sounds like you, Jamie and I were all on the same page! :)

I think I remember seeing this recipe and may even have it bookmarked. I need to go through my old recipes. I love their new layout...it seems cleaner and more organized. Your dinner looks wonderful as usual! :)

Leslie said...

I love stirfry! So simple and healthy(most of the time:)
yummy

Lynda said...

I love stir fry like this; easy to make, but it packs lots of flavor!

Chow and Chatter said...

this looks great and healthy love your blog Rebecca

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