1-lb.boneless,skinless chicken breasts, cut in chunks
salt & pepper to taste
6-ozfresh snow peas
crushed red pepper flakes
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and cook over high heat for 3 minutes.
Reduce heat and let simmer until it starts to thicken and looks like a preserve, about 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Pour into a glass jar with lid and store in refrigerator.
Have everything cut and ready to go prior to assembling.
In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium to medium high heat.
When hot, add sliced onion and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring often.
Add red bell pepper and continue to cook until beginning to caramelize, about 4-6 minutes. Remove onion & pepper from skillet.
Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to skillet with remaining oil.
Cook stirring constantly until chicken is cooked through and brown on the outside. About 3-4 minutes.
Stir in snow peas and red pepper flakes (the more you add the spicier it will be). Add ginger along with onion-pepper mixture.
Reduce heat to medium low and add plum sauce and water. Toss to coat all vegetables and meat and simmer for 1 minute. Just enough to warm snow peas slightly.
Remove to serving bowl and sprinkle with peanuts and sesame seeds.
FAQs about Stir Frys
What is a stir fry?
A Chinese cooking method where ingredients, both vegetables and/or meat, are fried quickly in a hot oil.
What's the best oil to use for stir frys?
You need a high smoke point oil so stick with vegetable, soybean, peanut or canola oil.
What can you add to stir frys?
Stir Frys are super adaptable. You can make them with chicken, beef, pork and even go vegetarian with tofu. For vegetables, you can pretty much add any of your favorites. The denser vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans and bell peppers get added first since they need longer to cook. Towards the end of cooking, add the more tender vegetables such as snap peas, onions, celery, baby corn, snow peas, mushrooms, zucchini and bok choy.Pro Tip: Always have all your ingredients prepped before starting to cook. Have your meat sliced, vegetables chopped and all the liquids measured and ready to go. It's one of the fastest cooking dishes once started.