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Chicken and Celery Stir-Fry

Serve on top of steamed brown rice, and you have a quick, easy, and delicious weeknight meal

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
20 minutes 20 minutes 4 servings 1 C chicken and vegetables


1 Tbsp peanut oil or vegetable oil
1 Tbsp ginger, minced
1 Tbsp garlic, minced (about 2–3 cloves)
1 Tbsp fresh scallions (green onions), rinsed and minced
2 C celery, rinsed and sliced
1 C carrots, rinsed and peeled into very thin strips
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 C low-sodium chicken broth
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
1 Tbsp lite soy sauce
1/2 Tbsp sesame oil (optional)
1 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted (optional)

Nutrition Facts 

Calories 188
Total fat 7 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Sodium 237 mg
Total fiber 2 g
Protein 22 g
Carbohydrates 8 g
Potassium 370 mg

1, Heat oil in a large wok or sauté pan.  Add ginger, garlic, and scallions, and stir fry briefly until cooked, but not brown, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
2, Add celery and carrots and continue to cook gently until the celery begins to soften.
3, In a bowl, mix cornstarch with chicken broth, and add to the pan.  Add rice vinegar, and bring to a boil over high heat.  Lower temperature to a gentle simmer.
4, Add chicken, and stir continually for 5–8 minutes.
5, Add soy sauce, sesame oil (optional), and sesame seeds (optional), and mix gently.
6, Serve 1 cup chicken stir-fry. 

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