Velveted Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

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I’m always on the lookout for easy meals that I can make in no time.  Crafting is my thing, and cooking takes time away from my projects!  Oh, and there is the work thing too.  With the hubby and I working the night shift at the campground, we do not get in until late evening.  Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are getting old.

Just saying.

So, I ran across a great recipe for Velveted Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry the other day.  Not only is it quick and easy, but a healthy dinner option too!  Using AllWhites Egg Whites and lots of yummy veggies, this recipe was a hit.  And easy too!

velveted chicken and vegetable stir fry

So what the heck is velveted chicken?

Velveting chicken is a technique used in Chinese cooking to keep chicken breasts from overcooking. With water-velveting, you marinate the meat in egg whites, and corn starch, then blanch the meat in boiling water with a little bit of oil added to it. The end result is meat that’s tender, silky, and smooth in texture.

Since I am particularly good at burning things, (the hubby regularly disconnects the smoke alarm when I start cooking), this little technique just might help me look a bit more like I know what I’m actually doing!

I love to find quick solutions to my cooking duties, so I used AllWhites® 100% liquid egg whites for this recipe.  AllWhites® are:

– 100% liquid egg whites with no yolk
– Located in the refrigerated dairy section
– A lean source of protein that’s easily kept on hand
– 0 PointsPlus® value per serving on the Weight Watchers® program

They are a perfect solution for creating great velveted chicken!

Velveted Chicken and Vegetables Stir Fry

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders, cut into ½ inch pieces
1/4 cup AllWhites® egg whites
2 tbp. cornstarch
1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 lb. frozen stir fry vegetables
2 tbsp. oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp. grated ginger root
1/3 cup favorite stir-fry sauce

velveted chicken and vegetable stir fry

Mix chicken, AllWhites egg whites, cornstarch, sesame oil and salt in medium bowl until well blended.

velveted chicken and vegetable stir fry

Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

velveted chicken and vegetable stir fry

Start a pot of rice as a side dish.  (Optional but yummy).  Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to a boil. Add the frozen stir fry veggies; cook about 30 seconds or until peas are bright green. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl; reserve hot water.

velveted chicken and vegetable stir fry

Remove chicken from refrigerator. Bring water back to a simmer; stir in 1 tablespoon oil. Add chicken to the water, stirring to separate pieces.

Cook about 1 minute or until chicken is opaque. Drain chicken.  You now have velveted chicken!

velveted chicken and vegetable stir fry

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger; cook and stir until fragrant. Add the vegetables and cook and stir for one minute. Stir in sauce, then scatter chicken on top. Cover and steam 1 to 2 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.

velveted chicken and vegetable stir fry

And fancy dinner is served!  This stir fry is great served over steamed rice, quinoa, or even cous-cous.  Total time?  Well, I had it on the table in less than 30 minutes!

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