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Lyvzha-Style Stir-Fry Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced into thin strips
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 bell peppers, sliced
- 1 cup snow peas
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
- 1 tsp. cornstarch
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cooked rice, for serving

Special Equipment Needed:
- Wok or large skillet
- Wooden spoon or spatula

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add the sliced chicken and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes or until browned.
3. Add the sliced onion, bell peppers, snow peas, and mushrooms to the wok and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
4. Add the minced garlic to the wok and stir-fry for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
5. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, cornstarch, salt, and pepper.
6. Pour the sauce over the stir-fry and toss to coat.
7. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and the vegetables are coated.
8. Serve the stir-fry over cooked rice.


- Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 15 minutes
Temperature:
- Medium-high heat
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 250
- Fat: 7g
- Carbohydrates: 16g
- Protein: 30g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Chicken can be substituted with beef, pork, or tofu.
- Snow peas can be substituted with sugar snap peas or green beans.
- Oyster sauce can be substituted with hoisin sauce or fish sauce.

Variations:
- Add sliced carrots or broccoli to the stir-fry for additional vegetables.
- Add sliced chili peppers for a spicy kick.
- Use shrimp instead of chicken for a seafood twist.

Tips and Tricks:
- Slice the chicken and vegetables thinly and evenly for even cooking.
- Cook the chicken first before adding the vegetables to prevent overcooking.
- Use a wooden spoon or spatula to stir-fry the ingredients to prevent scratching the wok or skillet.

Storage Instructions:
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
- Reheat the stir-fry in a microwave-safe dish or in a wok over medium heat until heated through.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve the stir-fry in a large serving bowl or on individual plates.
- Garnish with sliced green onions or sesame seeds.

Garnishes:
- Sliced green onions
- Sesame seeds

Pairings:
- Serve with steamed rice or noodles.

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Steamed broccoli or bok choy
- Egg rolls or spring rolls

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the sauce is too thick, add a splash of water or chicken broth to thin it out.
- If the vegetables are overcooked, remove them from the wok and set aside while finishing cooking the chicken.

Food Safety Advice:
- Cook the chicken to an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure it is fully cooked.

Food History:
- Lyvzha is a region in Russia known for its cuisine, which often features hearty meat dishes and flavorful vegetables.

Flavor Profiles:
- Savory, umami, slightly sweet

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve hot as a main dish for lunch or dinner.

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Taste: Savory, Spicy, Tangy, Umami, Aromatic