Chicken and Vegetable Skillet

Asparagus, sweet peppers, summer squash, and mushrooms combine with ginger-accented chicken for a family-pleasing skillet meal.



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Servings: 4 to 6
Total Time: 1 hr
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Ingredients
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    1  2 1/2 - 3  pound 
    broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
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    1/4  cup 
    all-purpose flour
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    paprika
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    pepper
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    2   tablespoons 
    cooking oil
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    1/2  cup 
    chopped onion
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    2   
    cloves garlic, minced
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    1   tablespoon 
    grated fresh ginger
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    3/4  cup 
    chicken broth
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    1   pound 
    fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
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    2   
    red or green sweet peppers, cut into 1-inch strips
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    3   
    yellow summer squash and/or zucchini, cut into 1-inch chunks
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    8   ounces 
    fresh mushrooms, thickly sliced (3 cups)
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    1/4  cup 
    dry sherry
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    2   tablespoons 
    soy sauce
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    2   teaspoons 
    cornstarch
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    2   cups 
    hot cooked orzo, rice, or noodles

Directions
1.
Skin chicken, if desired. In a plastic or paper bag combine flour, paprika, salt, and pepper. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, shaking to coat well.
2.
In a 12-inch skillet cook chicken in hot oil over medium heat about 10 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned, turning to brown evenly. Remove chicken; set aside. If necessary, add 1 tablespoon additional oil.
3.
Add the onion, garlic, and ginger to skillet; cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Carefully stir in chicken broth. Return chicken to skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Spoon off excess fat.
4.
Add the asparagus, sweet peppers, squash, and mushrooms. In a measuring cup combine dry sherry, soy sauce, and cornstarch; stir to mix. Stir into skillet. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 5 to 10 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Serve with orzo, rice or noodles. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 613, Fat, total (g) 27, chol. (mg) 118, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 41, fiber (g) 6, pro. (g) 48, vit. A (RE) 814, vit. C (mg) 125, sodium (mg) 1014, calcium (mg) 71, iron (mg) 5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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