Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Apricot Chicken Stir-Fry

1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken
1 1/2 red bell peppers
1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
1 /2 cup onion, cut in slivers
1/2 cup dried apricots, cut in half
6-8 oz. fresh snow peas
3/4 cup peach or apricot nectar
1/3 cup gf tamari sauce
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 1/2 TBS cornstarch
1/4 tsp. red pepper or red pepper flakes
2 TBS butter or oil
Brown Rice Couscous (Regular couscous is NOT gluten free-can use white or brown rice)

Cut up red pepper, mushrooms, & onions. Slice chicken. Mix tamari, vinegar, apricot nectar, & cornstarch. This much can be done ahead so when you are ready to prepare it goes together quickly.

Prepare brown rice couscous or rice according to package directions.

In skillet stir-fry veggies in butter for 2-3 minutes, until crisp tender. Remove from pan. If necessary, add a bit of oil and stir-fry chicken until no longer pink. Remove chicken or push to one side of pan. Add sauce, stirring until thickened. Mix in apricots, vegetables, and chicken together. Add snow peas, mixing until heated through. Serve over rice couscous.

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