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About the Activity

This recipe comes from 4-H member Wyatt. He is an aspiring chef who is already honing his craft, grocery shopping with his family and preparing family dinner meals 3-5 times a week. His whole family enjoys the flair Wyatt has added to their meals!

Grade Level: 1-8
Topic: Food Science, Food Safety

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Submitted by Wyatt, 15, South Carolina

chicken stir fry recipe from 4-H

Supplies and Ingredients
Gather the following ingredients and supplies for this activity.

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 4 cups assorted vegetables, cut into julienne or thin slices and placed in separate bowls
  • 1/2 pound chicken, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
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Activity Steps

  1. Prepare every ingredient before proceeding with the cooking.
  2. Heat 10-inch skillet and add the oil.
  3. Add the chicken and sauté until fully cooked. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add the garlic and ginger to the pan you just removed the chicken from and cook just until you can begin to smell it.
  5. Add the vegetables one at a time, starting with the ones that need the most cooking time.
  6. Combine the starch and water and stir the slurry until smooth.
  7. Add the soy sauce and stir to combine.
  8. Pour the mixture on top of the vegetables and toss to combine.
  9. Place lid on the skillet and allow vegetables to steam in the sauce until tender.
  10. Bring the mixture back up to a boil and then reduce and add the chicken to coat with the sauce.
  11. Serve over brown rice.
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