Tag Archives: Chinese Stir-Fry

Kung Pao Chicken


Homemade Chinese take-out is one of my all time favorites.  It’s much healthier than going out because you can control what goes into your food. This wasn’t as spicy as I would have liked it to be, so feel free to add more hot sauce if you like it spicy.


1 Cup Chicken Broth
3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 teaspoons Hot Sauce
2 teaspoons Cornstarch
3 Tablespoons Canola Oil, divided
1 1/2 lbs Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 Cup Dry-Roasted Peanuts
1 Red Bell Pepper, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger, grated


Combine the chicken broth, soy sauce, hot sauce and cornstarch together in a small bowl.  Set aside.

Heat 2 Tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and peanuts, cooking until the chicken is lightly browned.  Reserve on a plate.

Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the bell pepper and cook until lightly browned.  Stir in the garlic and ginger, cook for 30 seconds.  Stir in the broth mixture and the chicken and peanuts.  Simmer until thickened slightly.

Serve over brown rice.


Yield: 4 Servings


-Recipe adapted from Cook’s Country magazine-


Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry


Yum!  I love Chinese food!  This dish was amazing and even gives my favorite Chinese food restaurant a run for their money.



1 1/2 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
2½ Tablespoons Sesame Oil, divided
2 Cloves Garlic (chopped)
¼ teaspoon Dried Red Pepper Flakes
4 Cups Fresh Broccoli Florets
6 Tablespoons Chicken Broth, divided
Salt and Pepper
¼ Cup Hoisin Sauce
3 Tablespoons Oyster Sauce
5 Green Onions, sliced
Sesame Seeds, for garnish


Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat.  Pour in 1 1/2 Tablespoons sesame oil.  Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and red pepper flakes, stir frying for about 30 seconds.  Add the broccoli and 4 Tablespoons chicken broth.  Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly until they turn a brighter green.  Reserve the broccoli on a plate.

Heat the remaining sesame oil in the skillet.  Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper.  Stir fry for 3-5 minutes to fully cook the chicken.

In a small bowl, combine the remaining chicken broth, oyster sauce and hoisin sauce.  Pour this mixture into the skillet along with the broccoli and green onions.

Serve over brown rice and garnish with sesame seeds.

Serves: 4

-Recipe from BlogChef.net

Pork Stir-Fry with Broccoli and Carrots

This stir-fry was amazing!  The pork was cooked just right and the flavor was awesome!  Definitely a recipe you need to try.

3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1 lb Pork, cut into same size pieces
4 Tablespoons Peanut Oil or Canola Oil (might need to add more)
4-5 Slices Ginger Root
4-5 Garlic Cloves, sliced
4 Cups Broccoli Florets
1 Cup Baby Carrots, cut in half lengthwise
1/4 Cup Chicken Stock
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
A Few Shakes Sriracha Sauce
Toasted Sesame Seeds, optional garnish


Stir together the soy sauce and cornstarch in a medium bowl.  Add the pork and coat evenly with the sauce. Let this marinate while you are chopping the veggies.

Make the sauce by combining the chicken stock, soy sauce, oyster sauce and Srirasha sauce together in a small bowl.

Preheat your wok over high heat then add 2 Tablespoons of the oil.  Once the oil is hot, add the ginger root and garlic cloves.  Stir-fry for about 30-60 seconds, or until they are fragrant.  Remove from the wok and chop up to add later.

Add the broccoli and carrots and stir-fry until they begin to get tender, about 3-5 minutes.  Reserve on a plate.

Add a little more oil to the wok and pour in the pork with the sauce.  Stir-fry until cooked and slightly browned, about 3-4 minutes.

Add the reserved broccoli and carrots, sauce and the reserved chopped ginger root and garlic.  Stir-fry for about 2 minutes.

Serve over brown rice with sesame seeds sprinkled on top.

Serves: 4