Stir fry is a traditional Chinese cooking technique where ingredients are “fried” in a little bit of oil and stirred around in a wok. Although it was first used in China, stir fry is widely enjoyed by almost all nations today. It has evolved from a method of cooking mostly vegetables over a small fire in a wok, to an entire meal complete with meat, noodles, and vegetables, usually accompanied with an Asian sauce, and prepared in a regular nonstick pan. There are many forms of stir fry, and you can stir fry mostly anything, but in America, stir fry usually means either chicken or steak, some type of noodles, and various Asian-American vegetables sautéed (or stir fried) in a sweet sauce. There are many benefits of Stir frying food, which include a healthy way to prepare meat and vegetables, it is relatively inexpensive and most people have all the tools you need, and it’s simple and quick. The best thing about Stir Frying is that you can use a variety of recipes, or even combine a few to make it your own. Here is one of the better recipes we have called American Stir Fry. It differs from traditional Chinese Stir fry in that it contains more meat. Meat was rarely found in traditional Chinese Stir Fry as it wasn’t always available, but this is American Stir Fry, so we added some chicken and a couple other things to take this meal to the next level! Order the ingredients to make this delicious meal here from Max Delivery!
- 1 lb. of raw chicken breast
- 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil
- 16 oz. box of cooked Inaka Udon Noodles (available on MaxDelivery)
- 6 oz. of soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh ginger root
- 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
- 4 oz. of sliced mushrooms
- 1 table spoon of sriracha
- 1/4 of a chopped onion
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- ground black pepper
- crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
- 2 table spoons of garlic powder
- 2 table spoons of hoisin sauce
Begin by preparing the chicken. Cut the raw chicken breast into bite size cubes and put them in a large plastic bag. Add the soy sauce, garlic powder, and a dash of pepper to the bag with the raw chicken and close the bag. Mix all the chicken around with the soy sauce and seasonings in the bag and allow it to marinate for no more than 10 minutes before cooking. Now, in a large preheated nonstick pan, add one table spoon of vegetable oil to the pan and then add the chicken. Cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked throughout. Remove the chicken from the pan, no need to wipe clean. In the same pan, add the minced garlic, ginger, chopped onion, and crushed red pepper, then immediately add the Udon noodles. Be sure to constantly stir the dish so it doesn’t burn. At this point, you can put the pan on a low heat and add the chicken, mushrooms, bell pepper, and Sriracha and hoisin sauce. Allow everything to sauté together until the bottom of the pan is covered with juices. This may take up to 15 minutes. The mushrooms should be completely cooked when the meal is finished. Serve warm.