We are in the throws of the fifteen day Chinese New Year celebration and after an explosive and ferocious Year of the Tiger a placid and calm Year of the Rabbit will be a welcome change! I, Jello Girl and my ever capable assistant Eunice are prepared to bring you a couple ideas to help you celebrate this much anticipated year.
Today we present… Lemon Take-Out Chicken. We are well aware that you are thinking, “But what about jello? Where is the jello?” Never fear, look closely and you will see jello makes a unique appearance in this beautiful and simple dish.
Easy Lemon Take-Out Chicken
1 Tbsp. oil
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into strips and seasoned with salt
1 (6 oz.) pkg snow peas
1 small red pepper, cut into strips
1 (3 oz.) pkg. lemon jello
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp. zesty Italian dressing
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp. minced fresh ginger or 3/4 tsp. ground ginger, optional
1/2 -1 Tbsp. soy sauce, optional (I love soy sauce so I added it, but it does cover the lemon flavor a bit)
Mix dry gelatin and cornstarch in a bowl. Add broth, dressing, and garlic. Add soy sauce and ginger if desired and mix well.
Heat oil in large skillet or wok on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook until until browned, stirring occasionally (about 2-3 minutes). Add snow peas and peppers; cook for 2 minutes.
Add broth and gelatin mixture to skillet and reduce heat to medium; cook for 2-3 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring frequently.
Season with salt if desired and serve over rice.
Now Go Have a Chinese Celebration of Your Own and a Little Jello Joy!