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Eat Well Wednesday: Take-Out Fake-Out
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chickstirfry1We all have those nights when we come home starving and need dinner on the table ASAP!  In those situations it can be very tempting to grab the phone and dial your favorite pizza place or Chinese restaurant to order take-out.  But I have an even better solution: In less than 30 minutes you can have your own homemade Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry!  Thanks to the convenience of pre-sliced chicken stir-fry meat, cleaned and peeled baby carrots, and steamable broccoli and rice, your take-out fake-out will come together in no time at all.  Plus, it’s much healthier than your typical Chinese meal, way easier on the pocketbook, and best of all doesn’t require tipping the delivery guy! 

Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

Ingredients:

1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth

1 Tbsp. Kikkoman® Lite Soy Sauce

2 tsp. cornstarch

1 tsp. lemon juice

½ tsp. ground ginger

1 lb. chicken stir fry meat (from our meat department)

1 bag (12 oz.) Steamfresh® Broccoli Cuts

4 Tbsp. Country Crock® Calcium plus Vitamin D

1 cup Green Giant® Baby Carrots, sliced

1 small onion, chopped

¼ cup chopped cilantro

1 bag (10 oz.) Steamfresh® Brown Rice

Directions:

  1. Combine chicken broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, lemon juice and ginger in small bowl; set aside.
  2. Season chicken, if desired, with salt and ground black pepper. Heat 2 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.
  3. Steam broccoli in microwave according to package directions.  Meanwhile, melt remaining 2 Tbsp. Spread in skillet and cook carrots and onions, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add steamed broccoli and stir in broth mixture. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and return chicken to skillet; heat through. Sprinkle with cilantro and toss all ingredients to combine.
  4. Serve as an entrée with hot, cooked Steamfresh® Brown Rice, or plate as appetizer servings.

 

Leah Anderson is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with Festival Foods and is certified by the state of WI.

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