Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry

We, some girlfriends and I, had this yummy main dish at my birthday retreat last week. I found it in the Trim Healthy Mama Table book and tweaked it a bit. I didn’t have okra, which is called for in the recipe, so I left that out. It still worked. The sauce was supposed to have 1 cup frozen okra blended in. so if you do have the okra, blend it in when you make the sauce. I imagine it makes it a lot thicker.

It sure tasted yummy and warm! It was snowing outside the windows while we ate. Inside the cabin all was bright and dry. We dined on this with rice and salad, cleaned up, got into our PJs, then settled into three hours of BBC’s Pride and Prejudice, with all the “Scooby snacks” pictured below. My kind of night!

Here is my version of the recipe (sorry, no Scooby snacks included, you will have to go get those, đŸ™‚ ):

2 to 3 lbs chicken breasts, cut with kitchen scissors (easiest) or knife, into bite-size bits

2 10 oz bags frozen broccoli

1-3 cups of other non starchy veggies, either mushrooms, squash, bell peppers, or cabbage, finely sliced

1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger or 1/4 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp garlic powder

1 cup water with 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast -or- 1 c chicken broth

1/3 cup soy sauce

1/2 tsp glucomanann

Cook chicken, after sprinkling with mineral salt and black pepper, in frying pan with 1 Tbsp butter for five minutes, then turn over and cook for 5 minutes more, after seasoning other side. Put aside. While the chicken is cooking, you can mix the spices, water/broth and soy sauce in a blender. Add the glucomannan while the blender is whizzing. Cook the non starchies and broccoli in another 1 Tbsp of butter until tender to the touch of a fork, but not mushy. Add the chicken and sauce and heat and stir until the chicken is done. Serve with crushed red pepper flakes for those who want more spice to sprinkle on top. Next time I make this I will also serve with roasted sesame seeds seasoned with soy sauce for added crunch. Delish!

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