Monday, October 8, 2007

Speedy Chicken Stir-Fry

We had this for dinner tonight. I got it from the Kraft's Food & Family book. You should subscribe to this if you don't get it--it's free--and it has really yummy and delicious recipes that are realistic for a family (not too difficult or over the top exotic). This gets added to our meal rotation for sure.

8 oz. angel hair pasta (capellini), uncooked
2 cups broccoli florets
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing (you wont be sorry you bought this ingredient--it's fabulous)
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. each ground ginger, garlic powder, crushed red pepper
1/3 cup chopped Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts (we used some cashews)
Sesame Seeds (this was our own little add in)

Cook pasta as directed on package, adding broccoli to the boiling water for the last 3 minutes of the pasta cooking time.
Meanwhile, spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 6-8 minutes or until cooked through, stirring occasionally. Stir in dressing, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and crushed red pepper; cook 1 minute; stirring occasionally.
Drain pasta mixture; place in large bowl. Add chicken mixture; mix lightly. Spoon evenly into 4 serving bowls; sprinkle with the nuts.
Makes 4 servings, 2 cups each.
Substitute: Use whatever vegetables you have on hand, such as snow peas, sliced bell peppers, sliced carrots or chopped red onions, instead of broccoli.