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Monday, March 12, 2012

Grilled Chicken Stir-Fry


I have a reputation of making everything on the grill. I once had a friend that told me that the only thing you can't make on the grill is Chinese food. Well I beg to differ. My brother bought me the Weber gourmet cooking grate for Christmas and I have to say it is the best grate I have ever had. The center piece is removable and there are several other utensils you can add, one of which is a wok, so I had to order one to see what it could do. I love to make stir-fry but hate the fact that the house smells like a Chinese restaurant when done. I was very pleased at how the wok held the heat and made for a great sir-fry. The inside wok will be collecting a lot of dust since this worked out so well.

Ingredients:


1lb boneless skinless chicken beast cut into strips
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 orange pepper
1 white onion
1 handful of snow peas
1 bunch of scallions
1 small bag of bean sprouts

Marinade:


3 tablespoons Ponzu sauce
1 teaspoon fresh ginger paste
1 teaspoon red curry paste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce


I start by taking the chicken and cut into even sized strips this is so they cook evenly. I then take the marinade ingredients and whisk together in a bowl. Take your chicken and place in a large Ziploc storage bag and pour over the marinade. I like to rub the marinade into the chicken while it is in the bag removing all the air so the chicken is fully coated. I let the chicken sit in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Once the chicken has marinaded for 2 hours I cut all the vegetables so they are also uniform in size, again this so they cook evenly.


Prepare a good fire using the weber charcoal caddies. I like it to be a high heat fire, you can tell this by getting the coals ready and hold your hand above the fire if you can't hold it there for more than 3 seconds you are ready.

Next step is to preheat your wok. Place the wok on the grill grate and close the lid letting it preheat for 10 mins. The secret to great stir-fry is to have and extremely hot wok. 


Once you have preheated your wok make sure you have all of your ingredients close by so it is easy to add to the wok. Stir-frying is just that you want to keep things moving and and add ingredients based on the cook time. I start with the chicken and get it about 3/4's done and then begin adding the vegetables. Start with the peppers and onions. Stir-fry them for about 3-5 mins. Then add the peas and bean sprouts. Stir-fry for another 3-5 mins. Lastly add the scallions. I used some lo mien noodles to hold everything together but you could easily put this over some steamed white rice. 


The last step is to add a little sauce I used a pre-made stir-fry sauce. I used 1/2 cup and stirred completely to ensure everything was coated with the sauce. This was a great dinner and very easy to make. Now I can say that I can make everything on the grill. Enjoy


1 comment:

  1. Wow! I think this grilled stir fry is perfect for my visitors later. I will definitely copy and cook this later. Do you have more recipes? Anyway, thank you for sharing!

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