For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Chicken Stir Fry

image courtesy google

2 Chicken breasts
3 T cornstarch
2 T soy sauce
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp garlic powder
2 T sesame seeds
1 T chili powder (Korean or American)
3 T cooking oil, divided
2 C broccoli, chopped
1 C zucchini, diced with skin on
1 C thinly sliced carrot
1 onion, large dice
1 C water


1 Cut chicken into 1cm strips; place in a resealable plastic bag.
2 Add cornstarch and toss to coat.
3 Combine soy sauce, ginger, garlic powder, chili powder, and sesame seeds; add to bag and shake well.
4 Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
5 In a large skillet or wok, heat 2 tablespoons oil on medium high; stirfry chicken until no longer pink, about 3-5 minutes.
6 Remove and keep warm.
7 Add remaining oil; stir fry broccoli, zucchini, carrots, and onion for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
8 Add water.
9 Return chicken to pan.
10 Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.

Serve over rice or noodles. Enjoy!

This also works well with thinly sliced beef or pork! Feel free to add whatever veggies you can find or have on hand. Bell peppers, squash, mushrooms, snap peas, cauliflower, and string beans are all great options for stir frys... and if you happen to find some water chestnuts... throw a few of those bad boys in there too! ;) (American friends, a great way to cut down on prep time for this dish would be to grab a bag of frozen "stir fry" veggies from the frozen section.)

Courtesy ovenless chef


CoyLou said...

So happy I found your blog, I'm an American Expat in Tokyo in a somewhat similar situation and have had the hardest time trying come up with oven-less options. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Lindsey Lett said...

You are more than welcome! I am glad it helps!