When my mother came up with the name of her first cookbook the term "All-American" only seemed fit. After all, she was 1st generation Chinese married to an American, Irish, Norwegian man living in Nebraska where traditional Chinese ingredients were not made readily available. It isn't until now that I truly understand the meaning of the All-American... (read more)

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Stir-Fry Egg Beaters with Chicken

Egg beaters are a great alternative to eggs whether or not you are watching your cholesterol. Stir-Fry Egg Beaters with Chicken is a fast and simple meal the kids are guaranteed to enjoy. Best when served with boiled or steamed rice.

1 package egg beaters (12 oz. and equivalent 6 eggs)
½ pound boneless and skinless chicken breast (about half breast)
2 scallions, including the green top
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil (for cooking in a non-stick wok or a fry pan)
1 tablespoon soy sauce (Kikkoman brand)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon sugar

Slice the half chicken breast lengthwise in half then crosswise cut into 1/4 inch thin pieces. In a small bowl, mix the chicken pieces with the marinade ingredients and set aside. Wash and trim the green onions, finely chop.

To Cook:
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a non-stick wok or a large frying pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the egg beaters. Cook and gently stir until the egg beaters are firm and broken into large chunks, approximately 2 minutes. Remove the cooked eggs from the wok and place into a bowl. Add another 1 tablespoon of oil back into the wok. When the oil is hot, brown onions for a few seconds. Add chicken pieces, cook and stir for 2 minutes until the chicken is nearly cooked through. Add cooked eggs back into the same wok. Stir and mix the chicken and egg beaters together. Add soy sauce, sesame oil and salt. Stir-fry for a few seconds longer. Serve hot.

Makes 4 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

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