Friday, January 6, 2012

Spicy Chicken and Bacon Stir Fry

Spicy Chicken and Bacon Stir Fry recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Tender chicken, salty bacon and crisp tender peppers are tossed in a fantastic sweet and spicy sauce. I've had this recipe saved to try for over a month now and I am thrilled that we made it at last. I have been fighting a cold for almost two weeks now and my sweet husband has been taking care of much of the cooking. When he offered to make lunch last weekend, I immediately handed him this recipe.

"Best Chinese food you've ever made" was the comment both of my kids made as they devoured this meal. This was a very simple stir fry with outstanding results. It has already been put on our menu for again next month.

Spicy Chicken Thighs and Bacon Stir Fry
recipe adapted from Everyday Food
(printable recipe)

1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2" pieces
1 large egg white
1 tablespoon arrowroot or cornstarch
1/2 lb bacon, cut into 1 1/2" pieces
1" fresh ginger, cut into tiny matchsticks
2 bell peppers, any color, stemmed and cut into 1" pieces
1 bunch of green onions, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2" pieces
1 tablespoon chili paste, I used Sambal Oelek
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce

In a large bowl, whisk together the arrowroot and the egg white. Toss the chicken pieces in this mixture and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar and chili paste and set aside.

Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the bacon pieces and cook, stirring frequently, until they are crisp and browned, approximately 7 minutes. Without draining the oil, add the chicken and the ginger to the pan. Cook over high heat until browned, approximately 3-4 minutes. Add the bell peppers and green onions and stir to combine. Cook over high heat, stirring until crisp tender.

Add the soy sauce mixture and stir to combine. Cook about two more minutes, until the sauce is thick enough to coat the meat and vegetables. Enjoy!

FREEZER MEAL: Let the stir-fry cool completely before transferring to an airtight container or freezer safe Ziploc bag. Thaw completely in the refrigerator before reheating in the microwave or on the stove-top.

Spicy Chicken and Bacon Stir Fry recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


18 comments:

  1. Your household sure eats well. Those peppers are gorgeous! I hope you feel better soon, but it it looks like you're being well taken care of!

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  2. A man who cooks is hard to find! Definite keeper!

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  3. What a guy! He did good! This really looks delicious and like something my husband would like. I just printed it out.

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  4. Looks and sounds mouthwatering delicious!!! Great job Mr. Barefeet. ; )

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  5. That's a great idea! I love cooking with chicken thighs. This looks delicious. Was it too salty to eat on its own, or did you have it with a side of rice or veg?

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  6. We skipped the rice and ate this on it's own. It would be delicious with rice as well though. If it had been a dinner instead of a lunch, I might have made some roasted vegetables or a salad to go with it. It was definitely not too salty by itself though.

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  7. Mmmm yes please! I'll have three helpings. Looks deeelicious.

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  8. I hope you feel better soon. This recipe has been bookmarked... it looks wonderful!

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  9. Your honey is such a sweetie! Cookies AND dinners, wow. I am trying this out tonight, just gotta thaw the bacon!

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  10. Mary,
    I hope you get to feeling much better soon. But maybe you should milk it awhile longer and let Hubs do the cooking so you can rest. He does GREAT!

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  11. Do you want to know how my man cooks? With a phone book and credit card. This looks like a nice bit of pampering for you!

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  12. Looks like a fresh, flavorful and delish stir fry.

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  13. Yum, I love the colors in this stir fry.

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  14. I never had bacon in a stir fry before but I like that idea! It looks like it turned out perfectly.

    Hope you are feeling better.

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  15. Just wanted to let you know, hubby loved this!

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  16. Marjie, you totally cracked me up! That would work for me too.

    Kelly, I'm glad he liked it!

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  17. I've used bacon in stir fry before and it really does bring a whole other dimension to the meal! This sounds amazing.. can't wait to try it!

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  18. We've made this several times. It is requested at least once a month now. Love it!

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