Chicken Red Pepper Saute for Two
photo by yogiclarebear
- Ready In:
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1⁄2 cup chicken broth, divided
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
- 1⁄2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch strips
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 sweet red pepper, julienned
- green onions (optional) or fresh chives, sliced (optional)
- Stir the cornstarch, 1/4 cup of broth, garlic and lemon pepper together until smooth; add the chicken strips and toss to coat.
- Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the chicken mixture and remaining broth; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
- Add red pepper strips; cook and stir until the chicken is no longer pink and the peppers are crisp-tender, about 6-8 minutes. (During this time, I added a little water to the pan because I was afraid it was going to cook dry. It worked out well, and produced a nice sauce.).
- Garnish with green onions or chives.
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Wow, what a light and delicious dinner! I only used 1 tsp of oil, and added a little salt. Next time, I will add the cornstarch to the sauce AFTER cooking the chicken and pepper through, to make a smoother sauce. I used the green onions for garnish and served over rice, with a green salad and broccoli as sides. Very healthy and tasty!
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