Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Chicken Stir Fry and Quinoa Pilaf



Tonight, I made some awesome chicken stir fry and quinoa pilaf. Nice!

Ingredients:
  • Stir Fry
    • chicken breast
    • onion
    • red pepper
    • celery
    • garlic
    • black pepper
    • red pepper
    • ground ginger
    • paprika
    • oregano
    • olive oil
    • worcestershire sauce
    • soy sauce
    • kosher salt
  • Pilaf
    • white quinoa
    • peas
    • carrots
    • garlic
    • kosher salt
    • black pepper
    • oregano
    • olive oil
For the pilaf, I just added some frozen peas and carrots and the seasonings to some quinoa and cooked it with a little more water than you usually would. Turned out great and went perfectly with the stir fry. I went a little easy on the peas and carrots, next time I should use a lot more.

For the stir fry, I just cut up all of the ingredients and cooked them in olive oil until the onions and peppers were carmalized, the chicken was cooked through, and the celery still had some snap. I added the worcestershire and soy sauce near the end.

I put stir fry on the pilaf and they were fantastic. The spices were just right - I think I'm becoming a bigger fan of paprika by the day. I've come to realize that paprika and celery are overlooked and under appreciated ingredients and flavors. They made this dish, particularly the flavor and texture that the celery added. The chicken was very moist and flavorful, which was surprising since it was freezer burned and old. This was quick and easy and turned out ridiculously tasty. I made enough for several dinners or lunches - this kind of thing scales easily, so it will take about the same amount of time to make enough for one dinner as it does for five. It is also very healthy, although you could go easier on the salt if want to be dick about it.
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