I would always order it in the Chinese restaurants it's called the 'Happy Family'. It is a delicious chicken and vegetable stir-fry. Now I do this at home using my indoor grill.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an indoor grill, and coat with cooking spray. Place the chicken strips on the grill, and cook for about 7 minutes. Allow them to cool slightly, then cut into cubes.

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  • While the chicken is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the onion rings in the skillet, and cook for a few minutes. Add the red and yellow pepper, baby corn, and the stir-fry vegetables. Increase the heat to medium-high; cook and stir for about 15 minutes.

  • Sprinkle in the sugar and salt. Stir in the chicken. Dissolve the cornstarch in water, and pour into the skillet along with the soy sauce. Cook and stir until the sauce thickens.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; 9.6 g total fat; 52 mg cholesterol; 915 mg sodium. 29.1 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2009
That is a good start. But to have a true happy family you need to add a few things more. You need to have shrimp scalops and chicken. Also needed is some pea pods along with the veggies. How I make mine is to start with onion garlic a little ginger water chestnuts stir fry together. Add some mushrooms and green pepper. Remove all items as you fry them in a wok and store them in the wok cover. Stir fry some carrots and a little celery. removing as they are fried and keep in cover to allow flavors to visit. Stir some mushrooms of your choice and put them in the wok cover then stir fry the chicken remove to a bowl add the scalops remove to same bowl then stir fry shirmp. Add scalops and chicken to wok and continue to heat. Add a mixture of corn starch and chicken broth and bring to boil and let thicken. when thickened add the items in the wok cover back to make one big happy family. Served over sticky rice. All these flavors are sure happy to be together and they will make one happy family sitting at that dinner table. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/05/2006
As written this was completely bland and boring. However with a lot more soy sauce a little sesame oil and a generous glug of Hoison sauce this wasn't bad at all. A few sliced mushrooms don't hurt either. Thanks! Read More
(10)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2009
That is a good start. But to have a true happy family you need to add a few things more. You need to have shrimp scalops and chicken. Also needed is some pea pods along with the veggies. How I make mine is to start with onion garlic a little ginger water chestnuts stir fry together. Add some mushrooms and green pepper. Remove all items as you fry them in a wok and store them in the wok cover. Stir fry some carrots and a little celery. removing as they are fried and keep in cover to allow flavors to visit. Stir some mushrooms of your choice and put them in the wok cover then stir fry the chicken remove to a bowl add the scalops remove to same bowl then stir fry shirmp. Add scalops and chicken to wok and continue to heat. Add a mixture of corn starch and chicken broth and bring to boil and let thicken. when thickened add the items in the wok cover back to make one big happy family. Served over sticky rice. All these flavors are sure happy to be together and they will make one happy family sitting at that dinner table. Read More
(92)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2009
That is a good start. But to have a true happy family you need to add a few things more. You need to have shrimp scalops and chicken. Also needed is some pea pods along with the veggies. How I make mine is to start with onion garlic a little ginger water chestnuts stir fry together. Add some mushrooms and green pepper. Remove all items as you fry them in a wok and store them in the wok cover. Stir fry some carrots and a little celery. removing as they are fried and keep in cover to allow flavors to visit. Stir some mushrooms of your choice and put them in the wok cover then stir fry the chicken remove to a bowl add the scalops remove to same bowl then stir fry shirmp. Add scalops and chicken to wok and continue to heat. Add a mixture of corn starch and chicken broth and bring to boil and let thicken. when thickened add the items in the wok cover back to make one big happy family. Served over sticky rice. All these flavors are sure happy to be together and they will make one happy family sitting at that dinner table. Read More
(92)
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2009
This stir fry is a great base but be careful because you can easily kill off the delicate flavors and have this turn into a rather bland and boring dish. I highly recommend adding some hoisin sauce for a sweet and smoky addition. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/05/2006
As written this was completely bland and boring. However with a lot more soy sauce a little sesame oil and a generous glug of Hoison sauce this wasn't bad at all. A few sliced mushrooms don't hurt either. Thanks! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
02/12/2005
This was OK but a little bland. I thought it was a little heavy on the vegetables. I'd add EITHER fresh or frozen as it made quite a large amount. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2005
Good start but lacked flavor. Maybe garlic? I'll try that next time along with fresh veggies as the bag had lots of broccoli stems and carrots and little else. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2005
This meal did not taste to us as typical chinese but we enjoyed it. We did not add any baby corn and peppers because we used stir-fry deluxe which has peppers and baby corn already in. Yummy and easy! My husband did the main part of cooking:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2005
This was a great dish one of the best Chinese meals I have made...easy to make. I was worried when it called for sugar but it worked. I put mine over rice. It will become a favorite recipe Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2006
As written I thought this dish lacked flavor. Like Kez I marinated my chicken and needed to add a lot more spices. I also used some garlic chili paste and a bit of oyster sauce. My Quality Cook friends and I make a dish together once a week and the recipe title seemed appropriate for our happy cooking family! Good base but it really does require some tweaking. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2008
Every "happy family" i've seen at chinese places has chicken beef pork and some type of seafood...a happy family of different ingredients. Read More
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