Chicken Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy, Carrots & Brown Basmati Rice
Dinner and a movie is a classic combination. That is why Turner Classic Movies has partnered with PeachDish to bring you delicious menus inspired by some of the greatest movies ever made. This June we offer meals inspired by some of the iconic Hollywood musicals spotlighted in TCM’s Mad About Musicals!, airing all day Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month. The Chicken Stir-Fry is the perfect accompaniment to Funny Girl, airing Thursday, June 28th at 8:00pm ET on TCM. It surprised virtually no one when Barbara Streisand’s movie debut came in the film of her defining Broadway hit, Funny Girl. Purportedly a biography of singer and comedian Fanny Brice, it became even more of a one-woman show on film than it was on stage, with Streisand appearing in nearly every scene and singing nearly every song. At a time when roadshow musicals were begging their decline, Funny Girl ran and ran, with Streisand fans an impassioned a group of repeat viewers. During a 1967 interview, Streisand admitted to adoring Chinese cuisine and that she could order a complete meal in the language, a skill that she picked up working in a Chinese restaurant during her teen years. Spiked with a classic combination of ginger, garlic and tamari, this simple recipe is a quick, delicious way to prepare seasonal vegetables and juicy chicken that will satisfy everyone at the dinner table. Whole grain brown basmati provides a nutty base for sweet and savory seasoned vegetables, while strips of tender chicken breast add an extra layer of lean protein to complete the dish.