"When our children were little, my husband frequently worked late," recalls Michelle McWilliams of Fort Lupton, Colorado. "This eye-catching stir-fry was a satisfying alternative to a big dinner for me and the kids."
Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe photo by Taste of Home
1 boneless skinless chicken breast half, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
2 teaspoons canola oil
7 snow peas
1 cup fresh broccoli florets
1/3 cup julienned sweet red pepper
3 medium fresh mushrooms, sliced
3/4 cup sliced onion
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup cold water
3 to 4 tablespoons soy sauce
Hot cooked rice
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
Thinly julienned green onions, optional
In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in oil for 6-8 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove chicken and set aside. In the same skillet, stir-fry peas, broccoli and red pepper for 2-3 minutes. Add mushrooms and onion; stir-fry for 3-4 minutes.
Combine cornstarch and sugar; stir in water and soy sauce until smooth. Add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to the pan; cook until mixture is heated through and vegetables are tender. Serve over rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and, if desired, sliced green onions.