Strawberry Chicken Stir Fry

"We served this with cooked barley and thought it was delicious. I hope you do, too!"
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  • Place the chicken in a bowl and combine with the light soy sauce, rice wine or dry sherry, and cornstarch. Marinate the chicken for 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup water, orange juice, lemon juice and sugar. In a separate small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch into 2 or 4 teaspoons water (2 teaspoons for a thicker sauce; 4 teaspoons for a thinner sauce). Set aside.
  • Heat a wok or heavy skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add 2 tablespoons oil, swirling the oil so that it coats half-way up the sides as well as the bottom. When the oil is hot, add half the minced garlic and ginger. Stir-fry until aromatic (about 10 seconds), then add the chicken. Let the chicken brown for about 30 seconds, then stir-fry the chicken until it turns white and is nearly cooked through. Remove the chicken and drain in a colander or on paper towels.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the wok or skillet, swirling the oil so that it coats half-way up the sides as well as the bottom. When the oil is hot, add the remaining garlic and ginger. Stir-fry for 10 seconds, then add the strawberries. Stir-fry briefly (about 30 seconds), give the sauce a quick stir and add into the pan. Re-stir the cornstarch and water mixture and pour into the sauce, stirring quickly to thicken.
  • When the sauce thickens, add the chicken back into the pan. Stir-fry for another minute to blend the ingredients and make sure the chicken is cooked through. Serve immediately.

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  1. This recipe sounded very unique so I had to try it as soon as I saw it. It's less sweet than I thought it'd be, and as a result it's kind of bland. A little brown sugar or palm sugar or even a bit of strawberry jam would've really perked up the flavors for me. Otherwise, I love the idea behind this, and it was pretty good served over fried brown rice.


If the comments say My kids loved it! then I will probably think it's bland or otherwise yucky... so I don't make recipes that have a lot of My kids loved it! comments.
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