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Sweet & Sour Chicken

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I cook a lot of stir fry. It is an easy and quick meal that gets a lot of veggies in front of my family. Not to mention I have voracious rice eaters so this keeps them happy.

Sweet and sour chicken is always a keeper. You can include as many vegetables as you want or cut some out. Whatever you have in the fridge- throw it in the skillet. I highly recommend using fresh pineapple; it makes the dish. However, if you don’t have it around or hate cutting it (I’m not judging) use the canned stuff. On another note; woks are stupid and if you own one you should throw it out. A large skillet does the trick and is better at distributing the heat you need to stir-fry.

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Sweet & Sour Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 6 T apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 6 T orange juice
  • 3 T ketchup
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken, diced
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 c. pineapple chunks
  • 1 c. broccoli
  • 1 c. carrots, sliced (I used carrot chips)
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. ginger

Whisk vinegar, orange juice, ketchup, and cornstarch together.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil until shimmering. Cook chicken until no longer pink. Transfer to a bowl.

Heat remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Add the onion, garlic, broccoli, carrots, and bell pepper. Cook 2 minutes. Add the pineapple until heated through. Stir in garlic and ginger. Add vinegar/juice mixture. Toss until all the ingredients are well coated with the sauce.

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Beef and Broccoli

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My father sends the best Valentine’s gift to me every year- 9 pounds of steaks. To say I love a good hunk of beef is an understatement. Normally, I would argue against doing anything to a steak but salt and pepper BUT stir-fry is another favorite of mine. You could use different cuts of meat (i.e. cheaper ones) but why???

This is a basic stir-fry recipe- you could really use any vegetable/meat combination. I used beef broth because that’s what I had on hand but use what you have. Stir-fry is healthy, fast, and easy. A perfect combination for a weeknight dinner at our house. What more do you want?

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Beef & Broccoli

Ingredients

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 strip steak, cut into strips
  • 2 c. broccoli
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 c. broth
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 2 T. corn starch

Combine broth, soy sauce, and corn starch; set aside. Heat oil in skillet; sauté steak. Remove steak. Sauté garlic until fragrant and then add broccoli; cook about 3 minutes. Add steak. Stir in broth/soy mixture. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened, about 4 minutes. Serve with rice.