Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken and Vegetables

Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken and Vegetables

One of the easiest ways to serve a quick, delicious dinner is to choose a recipe that combines all the elements of your meal in a single dish. Here, find out how to make spicy stir-fried chicken and vegetables.


  • 1 ounce dried tree-ear or wood-ear mushrooms

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1 large egg white

  • 1 tablespoon rice-wine vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1 ½ tablespoons water

  • 2 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

  • ½ head broccoli, cut into florets

  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoons freshly grated ginger

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic

  • 2 scallions, white and most of green part, sliced into thin rings

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes

  • 1 medium onion, cut in ¾-inch pieces

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut in ¾-inch pieces

  • 1 one-pound green cabbage, shredded

  • ½ small jalapeno pepper, minced

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place mushrooms in a medium bowl, and cover with boiling water. Soak 10 minutes, and drain in a colander.

  2. Place egg white, rice-wine vinegar, salt, and cornstarch mixture in a large bowl; whisk to combine. Add chicken, cover, and refrigerate 30 minutes.

  3. Bring a large stockpot of water to boil. Blanch broccoli for 1 minute; remove broccoli from water, and rinse under cold running water to stop cooking. Add carrots to boiling water, and blanch 1 to 2 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold running water to stop cooking.

  4. Heat a large wok over medium-high heat. Add canola oil, ginger, garlic, scallions, and red-pepper flakes. Saute 30 seconds. Add onion and bell pepper, and saute 1 minute more. Add carrots, and cook another 2 minutes. Stir in broccoli, cabbage, jalapeno, and mushrooms; cook 3 to 4 minutes, until cabbage starts to wilt. Remove chicken from marinade, and add to wok. Saute until chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 5 minutes. Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

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