I try to make a dish with lots of vegetables on Halloween. I figure it may counter the candy the kids will be consuming in a few hours. I started this tradition probably over four years ago. The easiest way to accomplish this task is a stir fry. My husband even endures this tradition.
This year when I went to the store a lot of the items I wanted was out of stock due to the recent snow storm. Yes, I did say snow storm. Most people probably think there is snow in Maine all year long but it isn't the case. I know it is hard to believe. We normally have snow in November and it ends in March but not in October.
So, I had to compromise my stir fry plans. I think the dish came out really good. I even ate the leftovers cold for lunch today. Enjoy.
Jen's Chicken Stir Fry
1/2 cup of Hoisin Sauce
1 can of pineapple with no sugar added
1 Tbsp cornstarch
4 Tbsp soy sauce, low sodium if desired
1 cup of bean sprouts
5 mushrooms, sliced thin
1 cup of shredded carrots
1/2 cup snow pea pods
1/4 red pepper, sliced thin strips
1 Tbsp ginger, minced
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 scallions, chopped
1 lb. chicken breast, cubed
salt and pepper
1/2 cup of water
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 lb of chow mein noodles or thin spaghetti noodles
1/4 cup of slivered almonds
1/4 cup of fried Chow Mein Noodles, optional
- Combine the Hoisin Sauce, 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice, 2 Tbsp soy sauce, and 1 Tbsp cornstarch. Set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat.
- Add the chicken. Season with the salt and pepper.
- Cook chicken until lightly browned. Remove and set aside.
- Add the bean sprouts, mushrooms, carrots, snow peas, red pepper, ginger, garlic, and scallions. Let cook for about one minute.
- Cook pasta noodles according to package directions in another pot.
- Stir vegetables and add the water. Cover and cook for about 3-4 minutes.
- Uncover and stir the vegetables.
- Add 1 cup of pineapples to the vegetables.
- Add the chicken back to the skillet and stir.
- Add the Hoisin sauce to the skillet and coat vegetables.
- Stir in the almonds.
- Cook for about four more minutes until vegetables are cooked to desire tenderness.
- Mix in the remaining soy sauce into the vegetables.
- Add the pasta to a serving bowl and top with the vegetables. Toss well.
- Top with the fried Chow Mein Noodles.
|Don't play with your food.|
-Hoisin Sauce is the Chinese word for seafood.
-There is no seafood in Hoisin sauce.
-Hoisin Sauce is like Chinese barbecue sauce.
-Hoisin Sauce is usually made from soybeans, chiles, sugar and salt.
-Hoisin Sauce is high in sodium.