Friday, June 12, 2009

Sesame Orange Shrimp and Chicken Stir-Fry

I like stir-frys, but I have to be careful not to make them too much because I find I grow tired of them quickly. This particular stir-fry is one that I could eat often, it's very tasty and reminds me of the type of chicken and shrimp I would order for take out. It's packed with veggies and has a very flavorful sauce. I will caution that it doesn't make for the best leftovers, so if you don't plan to cook for a lot of people, you might want to halve this, it makes quite a bit.

And I realized that I have now posted two pictures of my son, but none of my little princess, so here is her debut. She's a hoot and always has something interesting to say!
Have a wonderful weekend ya'll!

Sesame Orange Shrimp and Chicken Stir Fry
Found in Cooking Light June 2009


1 cup water
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (I used black, it was fine)
1 (14 oz) can chicken broth

2 tablepoons olive oil
12 oz skinless-boneless chicken breasts, but into 1-inch pieces
2 cups coarsely chopped broccoli
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup mushrooms halved
1 cup snowpeas trimmed
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves chopped
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp cooked and peeled (mine were raw, I just cooked them in the stir-fry and it was fine)
3 cups cooked rice


1. To prepare sauce, combine the first 11 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Set aside.

2. To prepare stir-fry, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan, and stir-fry for 4 minutes until done. Remove chicken from pan, and keep warm. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan. Add chopped broccoli and the next 5 ingredients (through garlic) to the pan; stir-fry for 4 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp tender. Return chicken to pan, and stir in shrimp. Add sauce, bring to a boil. REduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens. Serve over rice.

Serves: 6 (1 cup chicken mixture and 1/2 cup rice)

Per Serving: 340 cal, 28g prot, 7.3g fat, 38g carb, 2.7g fiber, 142mg chol, 4.1mg iron, 864mg sod.

Points per Serving: 7


Jenn said...

Now that's a stir fry I can eat any day.

Adorable little you girl you have. =)

the ungourmet said...

Yummy! It looks fresh an full of flavor!

Your little girl is darling. What a cute outfit!

Barbara Bakes said...

Is this like Panda's Orange Chicken? My boys love it! Your daughter is adorable.

Katy ~ said...

Teresa, I was just looking at a similar recipe, thinking I should give it a try. I see your recipe, and think, now I like this one better!!

Sweet little girl! Love all that terrific blond hair.

Donna-FFW said...

This stir fry has everything I love in it!!I am starring this!

Donna-FFW said...

Your daughter is a cutie pie, BTW!!

Melody said...

My husband would love the shrimp in this dish. Yum! BTW, you have an adorable daughter and family!

teresa said...

Barbara, I wish I could tell you if it tastes like Panda's Orange Chicken, but I don't think I've ever had it. It's pretty dang good though!

girlichef said...

Aw, she's so pretty! And this sounds delish...I could go for a big plate right now!

Heidi said...

Your daughter's a doll! This is a great sounding stir-fry. I love a good stir-fry, but they can be tricky.

Kristen said...

What a cute little girl you have! and the recipe looks good too :o)

doggybloggy said...

I could eat this all day every day - wow it looks so, so good

Lynda said...

This looks realy good..I love stir fry, it's easy and packed full of flavor!
Your daughter is adorable!

Ingrid said...

Sounds good! I like stir fry too. Thanks for the heads up!

Ingrid said...

Oops, almost forgot your babygirl is a cutie! Is she a Daddy's girl? Mine is!

teresa said...

She is SUCH a daddy's girl! They have a sweet relationship!

Kathy said...

What a beautiful little girl you have!!! Your recipe looks great too!

Erica said...

Looks awesome! I love stirfry and its so much better for you to make it at home vs. takeout. What a cutie your daughter is

Delectable Dining said...

Looks good! Thanks for the tip about leftovers... good to know!

Your little girl is adorable! :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love anything with sesame oil because it gives a lot of flavor. Your stir-fry looks very tasty

Netts Nook said...

Your stir fry looks perfect and low cal to beat loving it. What a cute little princess.

Cathy said...

Stir fry is a favorite here. I particularly like the addition of orange.

You daughter is a real cutie pie.

Leslie said...

gotta love stir fry!
What a little princess!

Reeni♥ said...

This sounds great!! We just bought a new wok and need some recipes to try out!! This is a good one, Your daughter is so precious!

jor said...

I made this last loved it and it was so easy. Thanks!