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06-14-2000, 08:06 PM
Okay. My work level is at an all time high, my 10 year old is having surgery on Friday, and I haven't worked out in a week, so tonight I succumbed to my childrens' pleas for take-out chinese food. Although vowing I would not eat it because of the calories and fat, I couldn't help but "taste" the sesame chicken. It was really good. Does anyone have a low fat version that they like that I could try when life slows down a little?
06-14-2000, 08:42 PM
Good luck with your child's surgery. I hope everything goes well, and you get a chance to catch your breath soon. Don't apologize for succumbing to your children's whims. We can't always be Supermom. I have a 3-year-old son, and his idea of a really nice restaurant is Mac-Don-alds. http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/smile.gif
Hope this helps.
SESAME STIR-FRIED CHICKEN
You can find the ethnic ingredients for this tasty one-dish meal in the oriental section of your supermarket.
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch-wide strips
4 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 cup dry Sherry
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons peanut oil
6 ounces snow peas
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon chili paste with garlic
1 8-ounce can sliced bamboo shoots, drained
1 8-ounce can water chestnuts, drained
1/4 cup canned chicken broth
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
3 green onions, sliced
1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil
Additional soy sauce
Place first 4 ingredients in bowl and stir. Let marinate 15 minutes.
Heat oil in wok or heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add snow peas, garlic and chili paste and stir-fry 30 seconds. Add chicken with marinade and stir-fry 3 minutes. Add bamboo shoots and water chestnuts and stir-fry until chicken is almost cooked through, about 2 minutes. Mix in broth. Add sesame seeds and green onions; stir-fry 30 seconds. Add sesame oil and toss to coat. Serve with rice, passing soy sauce separately.
David B. Sussman: Farmington, Connecticut
06-14-2000, 08:56 PM
Thanks for the words of encouragement and the recipe. The surgery is relatively minor (closed nasal reduction that is necessary because instead of jumping over his sister, my son kicked her in the nose) but nerve wracking nonetheless. I look forward to those days in the not too distant future when I can sit around and plan meals again.
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