Saturday, March 7, 2015

Working Together--Chicken Stir Fry

The last two times we made chicken stir fry, I wondered why it tasted so blah. Well, we didn't do the last step which is to add a cup of chicken broth! Big difference. Otherwise you just have chicken and vegetables. I prefer our beef stir fry recipe, but the others like this chicken one better.

These pictures are from both last time and today. That's why they are in different clothes in the pictures.

Shaking the chicken, soy sauce, garlic powder and corn starch.

We don't follow the recipe exactly. It says to cook the chicken first, but we cook the vegetables while the chicken is sitting for the half hour. In this one, we left out the onions and added pea pods and water chestnuts. Jasmine cut the broccoli pretty small, but it doesn't really matter.  The important thing is that it's something we are doing together and having fun with.

Stir Fry

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
3 T cornstarch
2 T soy sauce
½ t ground ginger
¼ t garlic powder
3 T oil, divided
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup sliced celery (1/2" pieces)
1 cup thinly sliced carrots
1 small onion cut into wedges
1 cup water
1 t chicken bouillon granules

Cut chicken into ½" strips, place in resealable bag. Add cornstarch and toss to coat. Combine soy sauce, ginger and garlic powder, add to bag and shake well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In large skillet or wok, heat 2 T oil; stir fry chicken until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. Add remaining oil; stir fry broccoli, celery, carrots and onion for 3-5 minutes or until crisp tender. Add water and bouillon. Return chicken to pan. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.

Remember the cheese cake from last post? Well, I used it to help Kaleb understand fractions. I cut it in half, then in quarters, and finally in eigths so that he could see that 2/2, 4/4 and 8/8 all equal 1. And he could compare the other fractions-example 2/8 is the same as 1/4. Then of course we ate the cheese cake.
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Next post I will try to update about the kids. There have been some changes for some of them.

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