Main Dish

Peruvian Chicken Stir-Fry


Source: Adapted from chef Jeff Tunks.

Main dish

Peruvian Chicken Stir-Fry

1 whole rotisserie chicken (preferably Peruvian)

1 pound packaged frozen french fries (preferably Ore-Ida)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 large white onion, cut lengthwise into thin slices

1 large red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and cut lengthwise into thin slices

1 medium jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded and cut into matchstick-size slices

1 medium clove garlic, minced

2 roma tomatoes, cored, halved, seeded and cut into thin slices

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup homemade or no-salt-added chicken broth

2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

1 teaspoon chopped cilantro

Steamed white rice, warm, for serving

Remove and discard the skin from the chicken. Pull off the meat in shreds or pieces and transfer it to a covered bowl or other place where it can be kept warm. The yield is 4 cups.

Cook the french fries according to the package directions, and keep them warm and crisp.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the onion and the bell and jalapeno peppers. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes, adjusting the heat so they cook without browning. Add the garlic and stir for a few seconds, then add the tomatoes and cook, stirring frequently, for a few minutes. Pour in the vinegar and broth, and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any bits that might be sticking to the bottom of the skillet.

Add the pulled chicken. Add the soy sauce a tablespoon at a time, keeping in mind that the chicken meat is already salty. Stir in the french fries and cilantro.

To serve, press individual servings of rice into a ramekin or similar-shape vessel and unmold them onto serving plates, if desired. Spoon the stir-fry next to the rice. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Source: Adapted from chef Jeff Tunks.

Per serving (based on 6): 390 calories, 33 g protein, 26 g carbohydrates, 16 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 95 mg cholesterol, 590 mg sodium, 3 g dietary fiber, 3 g sugar.

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