the food bitch

people call me a food bitch. not because of any gourmet tendencies (i go on a weekly fridge-sniff to see what needs to be thrown away), but due to my healthy lifestyle know-how and big mouth. i have a big mouth when it comes to food.

part healthy living, part recipe showcase, part food review - i do a little bit of everything.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Mmm.. Spicy

So, I haven't been posting my foods all that much lately. Mostly because I've been lazy. I cook every night, as processed/frozen foods never satisfy me, but at the same time, nothing I've made has been very spectacular.

I had great hopes for a chicken with mango sauce dish that I made last weekend, but it turned out pretty bad. Well, not bad, just a little on the bland side and not too pretty looking.

I tried my hand at chicken again this weekend, as I had some in my freezer that was looking like it should be used. And I was in the mood for a good stir fry. Chinese food isn't something that I go out for very much, mostly because I never know what to order. Well, I usually order chicken and broccoli, or tofu and broccoli.. something and broccoli.

So that's what I made, chicken and broccoli.

Everything about this is simple and quick, but it ended up looking and tasting great. I wasn't in the mood for rice, so I had it over wheat pasta. Throwing some toasted almond slices on top would probably be pretty nice, too.



Chicken Stir-Fry with Broccoli, Honey, and Orange
Serves: 2
WW Points: 4

Ingredients:
8oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 medium onion, sliced
8 oz broccoli florets
2 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp grated orange peel
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp House of Tsang Szechuan Spicy Stir-Fry Sauce (or any kind of stir fry sauce)

Directions:
Toss chicken with cornstarch to coat. Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray. Add chicken and onions, cook 5 minutes, until chicken is lightly browned. Meanwhile, steam broccoli (or do what I did - buy one of those microsteam bags of florets). Add stir fry sauce, water, honey, orange peel and crushed red pepper flakes to skillet. Bring to boil. Stir in broccoli, and serve over pasta or rice.

And that's that! If you're sensitive to spicy foods, you might want to stick with a non-spicy stir fry sauce, but I thought that it was a great contrast to the honey.

Overall, it was a nice substitute for greasy, fatty Chinese takeout.