Originally, my friend and former co-worker Tana wrote this recipe down for me and while her handwriting is great, I lost the recipe in the bottom of a purse and only found the wadded up piece of paper when cleaning it out to use again. I recognized some words as I’ve heard her use them in the past….one was “goop”. So, I’m supposed to be making some “goop” but others I couldn’t read. I emailed her and she sent me the link to the recipe on the Kraft website. I took that recipe, leaving most all of it exactly the same and then ad libbed a bit and came out with an outstanding meal! So what’s the secret ingredient? Lemon Jello. Really. I also wanted to make the dish as quickly as possible so I used a bunch of convenience foods and honestly, if you want, you can make it all homemade but we are busy at this house so I wanted fast! I made it in 15 minutes. I’ve sat in some drive-thru windows for 15 minutes to get a back of burgers that were cold when I got home. This was hot and wholesome. Just try it and enjoy!
Take-Out Asian Chicken At Home
2 Cups cooked Rice
1 lb. of meat from a rotisserie chicken – bought the chicken at the store.
1 Red Bell Pepper, sliced – I bought this and all the veggies already cut up at the store.
1 bunch of broccoli – tops only.
1 bunch of green onions – cleaned.
1 Cup of shredded cabbage
2 cloves minced garlic
1 three oz. box of Lemon Jello
2 Tablespoons zesty Italian dressing (I had some made up in the fridge from those packages)
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1 Tablespoon oil
½ Cup Chicken Broth
1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger
Several sprinkles of red pepper flakes or whatever you like, or none. I just liked the tangy spicy taste of the combo between the Jello and pepper.
Mix the dry Jello, ½ Cup chicken broth, Italian dressing, cornstarch, minced garlic, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and ground ginger in a bowl and whisk around until the gelatin dissolves.
Put the rice into a pan or rice cooker and make. We have a rice cooker and it rocks!
Put the oil in a saucepan over medium high heat.
Put the cabbage, pepper, broccoli in for 3-4 minutes then add chicken and green onions and pour the Jello mixture over top.
Simmer until the rice is done and the liquid is reduced – stir frequently.
Serve over rice.
It does not taste like you poured lemon Jello over chicken, I swear! Switch up the veggies to your liking and enjoy that your supper took so little time to make.
I am showing off this dish over at Weekend Potluck and I hope you’ll come over and visit too!