Our favorite grill recipe: Chicken and Pineapple Stir Fry using Yoshida’s sauce.
Tip: I find Yoshida’s at Costco.
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My meat and potatoes guy apparently needs a break from meat.
Apparently you can feed a Lumberjack too much red meat.
So, I had to spoil my main man and make him his favorite dinner last night:
Chicken Stir Fry
Disclaimer: I am not the Pioneer Woman. My food pictures are less than par. My apologies.
First off, you need Yoshidas Original Gourmet Sauce.
This is essential.
I get it from Costco.
You might be able to find it at the grocery store, but I have never looked for it there.
1) Buy frozen chicken tenderloins. Pour about 1.5 pounds into a bowl.
Then defrost the chicken. Pour a little bit of Yoshidas on it and set aside.
2) Start some rice. I use two coffee mugs full of rice and four coffee mugs full of water. I am very precise.
Put a lid on it and turn it on high to bring it to a boil.
3) Find a handsome, strong, and dashing man.
This is the one I found:
You can, however, substitute any model you have hanging around.
4) Ask aforementioned strong and handsome man to light the BBQ.
Fact: The Lumberjack’s Wife does not light BBQs.
Throwing a lit match into a gas flame goes against every safety standard I believe in.
At this point, just hand over all raw chicken responsibilities to your main man.
Honestly, it’s win-win.
You won’t have to look at that disgusting raw flesh again and he can play his new Wii hunting game while waiting for the BBQ to heat up.
And then he will just take care of the meat from there on out.
5) Don’t forget about that rice! You don’t want it to boil over.
Fact: The Lumberjack’s Wife’s rice boils over every single time.
Once the rice is boiling, turn it down to low and wait about 20 minutes.
Don’t lift the lid!
The rice does not like that.
Rice is quite fickle.
6) Time to chop some veggies. Use whatever you want. I used carrots and broccoli.
7) Heat up a skillet and add a little Yoshidas to it.
Add sliced veggies and cook until crisp-tender . . .
or whatever that means.
Now, at this point, I usually add garlic salt and pepper.
But I am out of garlic salt.
This is my life.
So, I added plain salt and pepper.
You may do as you see fit.
8) Now, it is time for the sauce.
This is the part where we abandon all hopes for this to be a healthy and low-fat dish.
Take about 1 to 1 1/4 cups of Yoshidas.
Pour it into a tall glass.
Take a 20-oz can of pineapple chunks.
Drain all of the juice into the glass along with the Yoshidas.
Save the pineapple and add it to the veggies.
Add about 3 tablespoons of cornstarch.
9) Now, it is time to add the sauce to the pan.
This is a pivotal point in the cooking process.
You must make sure that the veggies are completely cooled down before adding the cornstarch mixture.
Everything I needed to know about the science of cornstarch, I learned from my goober 2-song IPod Dad:
He is actually a fabulous cook and I have learned a lot from him.
Any-who . . .
Add the sauce mixture to the pan and then turn the heat up to bring it to a boil, stirring often.
The longer it cooks, the thicker it gets:
While you wait for it to thicken, feel free to clean up, set the table, or discipline your children.
I went ahead and disciplined my children.
He got in trouble for dumping Mabel’s dog water all over the floor.
I didn’t bother to wipe it up.
What does it matter?
It soaks right in.
I also had to chastise Handsome Dude for almost killing me by leaving so many hazardous objects in the way for me to trip:
10) At this point, the rice should be ready. Add some butter and salt and pepper.
Then spread it on the bottom of a 13×9 pan:
Now, kindly ask your handsome Wii-playing husband to go fetch the chicken.
And place it on top of the rice . . . like so.
Well, darn it all, would you look at this:
The tape that is holding up the wires for our future under-cabinet lighting is falling down again.
You know, I really need to find me a good electrician to finally install said lighting once and for all.
I mean, it has been 6 years . . .
Wait a tic!
You know that Lumberjack I am married to?
Well, he is actually not technically a lumberjack at all.
He is, in fact, an electrician.
Interesting . . .
11) Now pour that thick sauce and veggie mixture on top of everything.
And there you have it.
My one recipe.
My Lumberjack loves it.
And I love that he loves it.
“It’s a good thing.”
(Name that celebrity)