So I came home from work yesterday to defrosted chicken breasts (sounds vaguely familiar I know) and couldn't bring myself to just throw them in the oven with some salt and pepper, mash some taters and cook some peas so.....off to the Internet I went.
This time I Googled chicken breasts cabbage, since that was what I was thinking. Once again I had the pleasure of reading a ton of recipes and realized that:
1. I will only cook a recipe if there is a picture or two
2. I will not cook a recipe if there are no comments and the comments had best be good
So here I sit with a cooking blog with recipes with
1. Almost no pictures since the camera batteries ran down
2. There are no comments on the recipes
If I were me looking and seeing the recipes posted on this blog I would have a hard time making any of them!
That said, I came across a stir fry recipe and it was pretty dern good! There was enough to take for lunch today and I learned another important lesson while eating this meal
1. Stir fry doesn't taste as good with brown jasmine rice as it does the sticky rice
Asian Chicken with Vegetables
2 chicken breasts skinned and de-boned (you can do this easily yourself and save a ton of $)
1 Tbl cornstarch
Salt and pepper
1 small onion cut in 1/4 wedges
1 pepper (green, yellow or red) cut in 1/4 strips
6 cloves of garlic minced
2 Tbls soy sauce
1 tsp Sesame oil
1 cup cooked broccoli (frozen worked great, just don't over cook it)
1 cup chopped cabbage (plain green here)
1/2 c water
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 cup fresh basil cut
Cut the chicken into small pieces add to the cornstarch, add some salt and pepper, mush it all around so the chicken is covered. Heat a wok on medium high heat with 2 Tbls of oil until almost smoking, put the chicken carefully in the pan. Cook on first side about 2 minutes, flip and cook another 2 minutes (chicken will not be completely cooked at this point). Take chicken out of pan, add a little more oil than add the peppers, cabbage and onions. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes and add broccoli, stir and cook another minute or so than add the garlic cooking for an additional minute.
Add 1/2 cup water, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger and the chicken. Cook for about 3 more minutes or until the chicken is cooked completely, add the basil, stir and enjoy!