This recipe was adapted from Dinner at the Zoo. I made it almost exactly like they did (see photo). My suggestions are to change it, because it is slightly too sweet. It needs to balanced better.
Step 1: Start by making a pot of good rice. I suggest Jasmine, which can take 15-30 minutes depending on the brand.
Step 2: Prep your vegetables and meat for stir fry.
- 2-3 tbls vegetable oil, divided
- 1 c thinly sliced coins and half moons, peeled carrots
- 2 c broccoli florets
- 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 thin slices or pieces
- 4 cloves garlic, minced (2 large cloves)
- 1/4-1/2 c water
- 1/4 c low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tbl honey
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- a pinch of red pepper flakes or a small red chili (stemmed, sliced and seeded)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: Any other veg you can add, but be mindful of size and cook time.
- Heat 1 tbl of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Saute the onions until they start to change translucent.
- Add the broccoli and carrots (any other veg you chose) and cook until vegetables are tender.
- Remove the vegetables from the pan; place them on a plate.
- Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel and turn the heat to high; adding the remaining tablespoon of oil.
- Season chicken with salt and pepper and add them to the pan in a single layer - you may need to do this step in batches. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
- Add the garlic and pepper to the pan and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add the vegetables back to the pan and cook for 2 more minutes or until the vegetables are warmed through.
- In a bowl whisk together: 1/4 c water, honey, soy sauce, and cornstarch.
- Pour the soy sauce mixture over the chicken and vegetables; cook for 30 seconds to a minute, stirring completely until sauce has just started to thicken.
- Serve immediately over rice.