1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1 cup red bell pepper strips**
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
16 fresh pea pods, cut in half crosswise
1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
1 large clove garlic, crushed
2/3 cup reduced-fat, reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful or Granulated*
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
4 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
* May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
** See VARIATION for quick and easy preparation method
Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir fry chicken until no longer pink. Remove chicken from skillet.
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in skillet. Add red peppers, mushrooms, pea pods, water chestnuts, green onion, ginger and garlic. Stir fry mixture 3 to 4 minutes until vegetables are crisp tender.
Meanwhile, combine chicken broth, Equal@reg;, soy sauce, cornstarch and sesame oil until smooth. Stir into skillet mixture. Cook over medium heat until thick and clear. Stir in chicken; heat through. Season with salt and pepper to taste, if desired, and serve.