Cantonese Chicken and Mushrooms

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Ingredients

1/2 cup oyster sauce

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons peanut oil

6 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces

8 thin slices peeled ginger

3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

8 to 10 ounces sliced mushrooms, such as cremini, shiitake or a mix

12 ounces baby bok choy, cut crosswise into 1 1/2-inch pieces

1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil Cooked rice, for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. 1 1/4 pounds chicken tenders or skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces;
  1. Toss the chicken with the oyster sauce in a bowl. Mix the cornstarch with 3 tablespoons cold water in another bowl. Place both bowls near the stove with the remaining ingredients.
  2. Heat a wok or deep skillet over high heat until hot. Add the peanut oil, then the scallions, ginger and garlic, and stir-fry about 20 seconds. Add the chicken mixture and stir-fry until the meat is no longer pink on the outside, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms and bok choy.
  3. Add the broth and sesame oil to the skillet and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the cornstarch mixture, return to a boil and cook, tossing, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thick and glossy, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve with rice, if desired.
  4. Per serving: Calories 303; Fat 12 g (Saturated 2 g); Cholesterol 90 mg; Sodium 415 mg; Carbohydrate 12 g; Fiber 2 g; Protein 38 g

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos

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