Saturday, January 8, 2011

sweet-and-sour chicken with green beans... 25 minutes

the goods:

1 cup long-grain white rice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 and 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 bell peppers (any color), seeded and diced large
1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and halved
5 scallions, thinly sliced
2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
3 garlic cloves, minced

Cook rice according to package instructions.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, and vinegar. Set aside.

In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over high. Add chicken, bell peppers, and green beans and cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add scallions, ginger, and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender, about 4 minutes.

Whisk soy sauce mixture, add to skillet, and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Fluff rice with a fork.

To serve, spoon chicken over rice.


Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Hey there! I just linked back to your blog on this recipe. We just had this for dinner tonight and it was SO good!

Wendi P said...

I just made this...and it came out beautifully! Your directions were easy to follow and im usually scared of cooking something new..thanks again!

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