Sunday, December 2, 2012

Orient Express-Linguini, chicken and veggies-Looneyspoons Cookbook

12 ounces uncooked whole wheat linguini
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup chopped onions
2 tsp minced garlic
1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup each reduced sodium soy sauce and ketchup
3 T seasoned rice vinegar
1 T each freshly squeezed lemon juice, sesame oil and grated gingerroot
2 tsp honey
1 tsp hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 T cornstarch
2 cups chopped or sliced cooked chicken breast
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
1 cup carrots, cut into thin strips

Prepare linguini according to package directions.  Drain and keep warm.  
While pasta is cooking, prepare sauce.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add onions and garlic.  Cook and stir until vegetables begin to soften, about 4 minutes.  Add broth, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, lemon juice, sesame oil, gingerroot, honey, hot pepper sauce and black pepper.  Mix well and bring to a boil.  Blend cornstarch with an equal amount of water until smooth.  Add to sauce.  Cook and stir until sauce is bubbly and has thickened, about 1 minute.
Add cooked chicken pieces, broccoli, red pepper and carrots to sauce.  Mix well.  Cook 3 to 4 minutes, until vegetables are tender-crisp.  Pour chicken-vegetable mixture over warm linguini and toss to coat evenly.  Serve hot.        

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