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Colorful Chicken Stir-Fry with Sweet Potatoes and Hoisin Sauce

Easy, Savory Stir-Fry
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  • 2 tbsps. roasted sesame oil
  • divided2 boneless
  • skinless chicken breasts
  • cut into 1/4-inch strips2 sweet potatoes
  • peeled and cut into ribbons1 large purple onion
  • peeled and cut into ribbons1 turnip
  • peeled and cut into ribbons1 carrot
  • peeled and cut into ribbons1 tbsp. fresh ginger
  • minced3 cloves of garlic
  • passed through a garlic press4 to 5 cups of red cabbage
  • sliced3 tbsps. of Hoisin sauce4 tbsps. of sesame seeds
  • toasted4 scallions
  • trimed and chopped on the diagonal
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    1 tablespoon roasted sesame oil
    Heat 1 tbsp. of oil over a medium-high heat.
  • 2
    2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch strips
    Stir-fry the chicken until the strips are cooked.
  • 3
    2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ribbons
    1 large purple onion, peeled and cut into ribbons
    1 turnip, peeled and cut into ribbons
    1 carrot, peeled and cut into ribbons
    If necessary, add more oil and sti-fry the potatoes, onion, turnip and carrot until tender crisp.
  • 4
    1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
    3 cloves of garlic, passed through a garlic press
    Add ginger and garlic.
  • 5
    4 to 5 cups of red cabbage, sliced
    Cook for two minutes more.
  • 6
    3 tablespoons of Hoisin sauce
    Add red cabbage and str-fry until soft, adding more oil if it's needed.
  • 7
    4 tablespoons of sesame seeds, toasted
    4 scallions, trimed and chopped on the diagonal
    Add hoisoin sauce and reduce the heat.
  • 8
    Toss to coat.
  • 9
    Divide the mixture among four heated serving bowls.
  • 10
    Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions.

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