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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Chicken Stir Fried with Garlic and Ginger Vegetables

This is a great recipe that is full of protein, with a moderate amount of carbs. You also get in a lot of nutrients from the veggies. It's a great alternative to ordering take out, which is so unhealthy. Enjoy!

The ingredients that you will need for this recipe are:

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 chicken breasts, tenderized and cut into strips

3 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly
3 large scallions
10-12 ounces iceberg lettuce
3 large radishes, thinly sliced
1/4 cup shredded carrots (to add color)
16 ounces fresh baby spinach
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

The first step to this recipe is to heat the olive oil in your pan. Once heated, place your chicken strips in the pan and cook all of them. Put them on a plate with a towel to soak up any extra oil.

In a second pan, heat the canola oil over medium high heat. Add in you garlic and ginger. Cook these for no more than 1/2 a minute, while stirring. Add in the scallions, lettuce, radishes and carrots. Add in the spinach in small amounts until all has been added. Continuously toss the mixture with tongs. Cook for 2 to 3 more minutes, until your spinach has wilted. Add in the soy sauce and sesame oil, and give it one more toss.

Place the mixture on plates, and lay a few chicken strips on top. Serve, and enjoy.

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