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Orient Express (Chicken Stir-Fry)

Chicken, skinned, boned, cut into pieces
8 C. various Veggies: Celery, Broccoli, Carrots, Chinese Cabbage
Water Chestnuts, Scallions, Pea Pods
Mushrooms, Bean sprouts - all fresh if possible.

Heat a wok or large frying pan and add 2T. oil. Cook the chicken quickly until cooked through, and remove from Wok. Keep Wok hot and add 1/2c oil (with a pinch of salt and minced garlic.) Add the Celery, Broccoli and Carrots cook until almost tender. Add the Cabbage, water chestnuts, scallions, Pea Pods and mushrooms. Cook until almost done. Last add the bean sprouts, cook until translucent (if fresh).

After all is cooked add:

1/2 tsp Ginger
1/3 Cup Water
1/2 C. Chicken broth with 1 T. corn starch added for thickening
1/4 C. Soy Sauce

Cook for 2 minutes until it thickens up. Add Chicken back into Wok to heat back up. Serve with rice if you want.

~ Char "I got this recipe about 25 years ago and wrote it down quickly."

Memorable Quote

"I find chopsticks distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?" ~ Bill Bryson