Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gwyneth Week, Dinner #3: Best Stir-Fried Chicken + Fried Rice w/ Kale & Scallions


Once again, I'm impressed. Another great recipe from Gwyneth's cookbook, My Father's Daughter. Tonight I tried her Best Stir-Fried Chicken and her Fried Rice w/ Kale & Scallions. I thought they paired really well together. The chicken had great flavor and normally I would be prone to serve it with white rice, but this brown rice option is healthier and delicious so I would go this route again for sure.

I only used 2 chicken breasts and 1 T cornstarch but did the full batch of sauce. I like sauce so I like to decrease the meat or increase the sauce. I thought it was perfect, however after feeding 3 adults and 1 kid, there was nothing left for leftovers. Devastating, but the sign of a tasty meal! Next time I will do 3 or 4 chicken breasts. The question will be, do I do extra ingredients for sauce or follow the recipe???  I also did 1/3 cup dark brown sugar instead of 1/2 cup. I thought the sauce was perfect so I'm not sure it needs that extra bit of sugar???

The brown rice was great. Next time I might cook the brown rice in chicken stock and add a little minced ginger when I'm sauteing garlic. Otherwise it was great.

Serve with my uncle's asparagus for a perfect dinner.

And stay tuned for tomorrow night's review.... Spaghetti Limone Pareggiano.


1 comment:

michele said...

thanks for testing all of the recipes out! going to get the cookbook this weekend.