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Take-Out Asian Chicken At Home

By Kalamitykelli @venuscorpiogirl

Asian Take Out Chicken - Kellis Kitchen

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!


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.

Asian Take Out Chicken - Kellis Kitchen

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