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American Stir Fry

This may look like stir fry but it has good old American flavors. When I begin making this, someone always walks in the kitchen and exclaims "Oh, I love this dinner!" Nothing quite like that hearing that!

There is no real measurements for ingredients but here's what you'll need: veggies - I use red & green bell peppers, red onion and mushrooms boneless, skinless chicken breasts

and a few things you probably already have on hand:

rice Beef broth or a can of beef consume'

a little butter, flour, salt & pepper and olive oil

First start a pot of rice cooking. **Hint ~ I always throw in some chicken broth granules or use chicken broth for some of the water when I cook rice. It makes it much more flavorful.**

Turn your large frying pan on medium high and add a couple tablespoons of olive oil. Let it get hot while you prep your chicken (on a separate board from your veggies). I cut the chicken breasts in half because that is plenty for one serving and it saves money. Between a couple layers of plastic wrap, pound out each chicken piece till it's thin.

Next dredge your chicken pieces in water and then flour (seasoned with salt and pepper). Usually I don't want more mess so I stop here but you can dredge it again in beaten egg and then in Panko crumbs (seasoned with salt & pepper). That makes for a nice thick crispy crust that people really like. Place prepared chicken in the hot pan and let cook for a couple minutes on each side.

While the chicken is browning, cut your veggies up.After the chicken is browned on both sides. Transfer the pieces onto a tin foil lined dish and put in oven on 350 and let it finish cooking until you finish the veggies.Saute the veggies in the pan drippings from the chicken. You may need to add another bit of olive oil. I put the peppers and onions in first because they take longer to cook. After they are mostly done, move the veggies to the side of the pan making a space in the middle. Melt a couple tablespoons of butter in the middle and add a couple tablespoons of flour. Mix that together (making a roux - remember this post). After it's cooked a minute, mixing it all through the veggies is just fine, add some beef broth a little at a time until it's the consistency you want. As it cooks it will get thicker. Taste it. YUM!

Now plate it up and watch it become your family's favorite too.

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