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Chicken Stir Fry & Egg Rolls

by Jamie on May 8, 2010

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I am pretty confident in the kitchen, but for some reason, I have always shied away from preparing Asian dishes. Full of self-doubt, I always had the feeling that nothing I would make in my kitchen would compare to the deliciousness of our local take-out restaurant. I was wrong.

Last week I got a spark of ambition and attempted a chicken stir fry and homemade egg rolls. I am not a complete newbie to stir fry dishes, I have made them in the past, but always used a bottled brown stir fry sauce. Well, there will be no more bottled sauce in my house because this homemade brown garlic stir fry sauce is seriously amazing.

When I got the idea for stir-fry, I knew I wanted to accompany my main dish with homemade egg rolls. I needed a recipe and knew exactly where to turn, so I headed directly to Steamy Kitchen and of course Jaden had the perfect recipe. Although I was a bit intimidated by this recipe, it was actually quite simple and truly fun to make. Although Jaden does not recommend the readily available egg roll wrappers from your local grocer, it’s all I had to work with. They honestly worked like a charm and made a crisp delicious egg roll that exploded with flavor.

I am not going to post a specific recipe for a stir fry, I simply cut my boneless skinless chicken breasts into pieces and cooked them in olive oil until it was cooked through. I then removed the chicken and added in a ton of veggies; carrots, onions, mushrooms, zucchini, and broccoli until they were cooked, but still slightly crisp. At this point, I added the chicken back into the pan with the veggies and tossed in the delectable brown sauce cooking until everything was nice and hot. Easy peasy…the possibilities are endless and I am betting you lovlies will come up with some pretty brilliant recipes!

I served up my chicken stir fry with Jaden’s egg rolls and noodles. This meal equaled perfection and it will certainly be gracing my dinner table again in the near future. Have a fabulous weekend!

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Brown Garlic Stir-Fry Sauce

May 8th, 2010

Ingredients:

2/3 cup soy sauce*
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup rice wine (NOT rice wine vinegar)
3 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon Sriracha or another hot sauce
1 tablespoon minced ginger
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Directions:

1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, broth, rice wine, sugar, sesame oil, Sriracha and pepper.

2. Dissolve the cornstarch in 1/4 cup water.

3. Heat a pan over high heat; add the cooking oil, swirling to coat; add the garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 15 seconds.

4. Add the soy sauce mixture; bring to a boil.

5. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 1 minute.

6. Add the cornstarch solution and cook, stirring, until the sauce boils and thickens.

Notes:

- If using Kikkoman brand soy sauce, consider using the low sodium option because otherwise this may be too salty. I used low sodium and it was perfect!

adapted from Recipezaar


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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

merry jennifer May 8, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I also never make Asian foods, but I’m dying to try. And those egg rolls! Yum! I may just have to give it a whirl now. Thanks, Jamie!

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Nisrine@Dinners & Dreams May 8, 2010 at 5:22 pm

What a delicious stir fry-easy and nutritious!

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Memoria May 8, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Everything. looks. perfect! You did an amazing job. I look forward to future Asian dishes from you!!

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joudie's Mood Food May 9, 2010 at 5:30 am

Hey, these look great, I just made something similar over the weekend. I made the egg roll wrapper from scratch. I was a little weary at first but they turned out great. Yours look delicious. Nice filling.

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Biz May 9, 2010 at 10:25 am

Your egg rolls look amazing!! I am going to try your brown sauce one day this week – I take the easy route too and typically use bottle sauce! :D

And you had me at sriracha! :D

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Katrina May 9, 2010 at 10:42 am

Your stirfry looks delicious! So do the egg rolls. I’ll have to give both a try!

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Jamie Cooks It Up! May 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Thanks for dropping by my site to see your lovely Snickerdoodle Bundt. Oh…it was such a hit around here! Thanks for the great recipe. I sure love your site. Your photos are wonderful!

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Kate May 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I made a chicken stir-fry last night and used your brown sauce recipe….it was amazing! A huge hit with my family, and I am definitely adding it to my yummy dinners list. Thanks!

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Wenderly May 12, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Beautiful photos! I adore Chinese food but must admit that i too shy away from making it at home! I will try this however! merci (too bad I don’t know how to say “thank you in Chinese) :)

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leslei May 12, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Yum Yum Yum…steamy kitchen never lets me down for my Asian cooking! Looks wonderful!

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Celena January 13, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Darn! The recipe for the egg rolls seems to have disappeared! The link goes to an error and even doing a search on Jaden’s site and clicking the link results in an error. Bummer! :P

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Tina Nyren February 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I made this sauce the other day for my own chicken and veggie stir fry.. and it was DELICIOUS!!!!! Soooo good, tasted better then the store bought kind and was way more fun to make!!!!

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JulieD March 2, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Kudos for you for trying Asian foods. I love making them…I really need to make my Mom’s Vietnamese egg rolls again now that I think of it…

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Genesis April 11, 2012 at 10:13 am

can i substitute rice wine for mirin?

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Elizabeth June 13, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Rice wine, what store can I find this item? Could not find at my local grocery store.

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