Chicken Stir-Fry w/Soba
This is a very quick idea, when you just want to eat and not mess with going out or taking a long cooking chunk of time from your day.  These are items that should be added to your Must Have Pantry.
I bought the Stir Fry veges from Trader Joe’s (see picture below).  I also always have individually wrapped chicken breasts in the freezer. This is a very handy idea.    
Soba is also a staple in my pantry.  I also added 1 extra red bell pepper sliced to the medley along with sliced onions.  For 4 people this is what you will need.
1 package frozen stir fry vegetables
1 sliced red, green, yellow or orange bell pepper (I keep sliced bell pepper in the freezer).  I buy in bulk and freeze the slices.  
1 medium onion, sliced (you can also slice ahead and freeze)
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, minced
1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, chopped bite size
2 teaspoons canola oil
8 oz soba noodles
Start heating up a wok or large skillet.  
In the meanwhile, prep all the ingredients and place in bowls in front of you.  The cooking will go fast.
When the wok is hot, add 1 teaspoon oil and stir fry the chicken until it gets a crust.  If your pan is hot enough, it will just take a couple of minutes or until the chicken is cooked thru.  Remove the chicken to a plate and cover with foil.
Add 1 more teaspoon of oil and stir fry the onions and fresh red bell pepper.  Cook until
half done.  Add the package of stir fry vegetables.  Cook until they are just cooked thru.  You want them to have just a tiny bite to them.  You also add minced garlic at this point.
Add the chicken pieces and a few drops of sesame oil and light soy sauce.  I serve over cooked soba noodles.  
You can serve in the take out Chinese containers.  These are available at Smart and Final and Costco or a bowl.
Chicken Stir-Fry w/Soba
Thursday, February 1, 2007
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