Ginger-basil Chicken & Broccoli Stir-fry


ACTIVE: 30 min TOTAL: 30 min

Broccoli and snow peas add color, crunch and, of course, 11/2 servings of vegetables per person to this easy stir-fry. Serve over rice or rice noodles to absorb every last bit of the sauce.

5 tablespoon­s 50%-less-sodium tamari (see Tip, page 32) or low-sodium soy sauce, divided 4 tablespoon­s rice vinegar, divided 4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided 1 pound chicken cutlets, thinly sliced 4 teaspoons honey

2 tablespoon­s canola oil, divided 6 cloves garlic, minced

4 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 2 scallions, sliced

4 cups broccoli florets 2 tablespoon­s water

2 cups snow peas

1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped or torn

1. KIDS DO Combine 2 tablespoon­s tamari

(or soy sauce), 1 tablespoon vinegar and 2 teaspoons cornstarch in a shallow dish. Stir in chicken and set aside.

2. KIDS DO Mix the remaining 3 tablespoon­s each tamari (or soy sauce) and vinegar, 2 teaspoons cornstarch and honey in a small bowl; set near the stove.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large flat-bottom wok or cast-iron skillet over high heat until shimmering. Add the chicken in a single layer and cook until golden on one side, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 minute more. Transfer the chicken to a plate.

4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add garlic, ginger and scallions and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Stir in broccoli and water, quickly cover and steam for 2 minutes.

5. Add snow peas and return the chicken and any accumulate­d juices. Stir the reserved sauce and add to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently and scraping up any browned bits, until the sauce is thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in basil.

SERVES 4: 11 cups each

Cal 300 Fat 10g (sat 1g) Chol 83mg Carbs 19g

Total sugars 9g (added 6g) Protein 31g Fiber 4g

Sodium 686mg Potassium 676mg.

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If your kids are ready for stovetop cooking like mine, let them handle the stir-frying.
JOY SAYS If your kids are ready for stovetop cooking like mine, let them handle the stir-frying.

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