6 Veggie and 5 Garlic Chicken

After yesterday’s indulgent dessert I thought it was time for a lighter recipe you can feel good about having for dinner.  The stars are the colorful veggies below and they combine in the savory sauce to make a delicious dinner.  If I was making this just for me, I’d leave out the chicken because the veggies are so good on their own.  And then have a big slice of Carrot Cake Cheesecake!! DSC_0076

What to buy (serves 2-3):

  • 1 and 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cups sliced bok choy
  • 1 cup sliced celery (about 2 stalks)
  • 1 cup sliced carrots (about 2 medium)
  • 3/4 cup chopped green sweet pepper (about 1 medium)
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

What to do:

  • spray a casserole dish with cooking spray (I think mine was a 9″ x 9″ x 2″ rectangular pan)
  • whisk together broth, soy sauce, ginger, cornstarch, crushed red pepper, and black pepper, set aside
  • heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat and add chicken to skillet to lightly brown, set aside
  • add onion, bok choy, celery, carrots, and sweet pepper to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes or until vegetables start to soften
  • add garlic and cook for a minute more then stir in the sauce, cooking for 3 minutes until sauce thickens and bubbles
  • stir in chicken and spoon into the casserole dish
  • cover and bake at 375 about 25 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and chicken is completely cooked
  • sprinkle with green onions and serve over cooked rice or on its own

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