Sunday, August 13, 2017


Gabe loves Chinese food. Lake City has a Panda Express and we ate there a few times. 

I saw this recipe and wanted to give it a try since I had all the ingredients in the house.

Carol mentioned that she has an abundance of zucchini in her garden, thought this might be a good one to try. It's keeper and will make it again. 


1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts , cut into thin bite sized slices
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
8 ounces crimini mushrooms , sliced ( I used white mushrooms) 
1 medium zucchini , cut in half lengthwise, then in 1/2 inch slices
1/4 cup soy sauce ( used low sodium)
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cornstarch 
3 garlic cloves , minced
2 teaspoons minced ginger (or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger)
sesame seeds , for garnish  ( I toasted the seeds)


1.  In a medium bowl toss chicken with cornstarch or you could add cornstarch to a large plastic bag, add the chicken and shake till chicken is coated.

2.  In a large skillet heat canola and sesame oils. Add chicken and cook on medium-high until browned on both sides, about 2-3 minutes on each side

3. Remove chicken from the pan, and turn the heat up to high.

4.  Add in the mushrooms and zucchini and cook until they start to brown. Add the garlic and ginger and cook/stir for 30 seconds

5. Cook for about 2-3 minutes until vegetables are soften a little

6.  Return the chicken to the skillet with the vegetables and stir to coat.

7. Mix soy sauce, sugar, rice wine and cornstarch together. Add  and stir until everything is well combined.

8. Serve with rice.

 When taking the photo I forgot to add the sesame seeds


  1. Looks good Linda! Yes indeed...the zucchini keep on a comin' like gangbusters! :)

    1. If my arm could reach to your house, I'd be leaving some on your doorstep! :)

  2. This looks very good. It sure has a lot of ingredients. I try to stick with recipes that have not so many. This sure looks tasty tho.

    Carol, I have no doubt you will use up all those zucchini without a waste. You girls are so good with cooking, lately I just want to heat up and go.

    1. I really haven't been cooking much, in fact I haven't baked at all:-(

  3. I have been wanting some zucchini lately..Wasn't sure what to make with it though..This hits the spot..I will try it for sure. Thank you .. Myra I feel the way you do ..Heat it up and go..Wish I had a nice Garden to go out and pick some Carol..

    1. We don't have any good Chinese restaurants in this area. Gabe likes Chinese and this was really pretty good. He said next time I should make more sauce.