Church of the Redeemer // Serves 8 to 10
1 lb chicken breast, cut into 1-inch strips
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper, ground
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup vegetable oil
2 large onions, diced
3 celery stalks, sliced on an angle
2 carrots, cut in half moons
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 cup red bell pepper, sliced
1 cup broccoli, cut into florets
2 cups pineapple chunks
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
- Toss the chicken pieces in garlic and ginger. Refrigerate for 3 to 6 hours.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine chicken, salt, and pepper.
- Add cornstarch and coat evenly. Remove chicken and shake off excess cornstarch.
- In a large skillet, medium-high heat, pan fry the chicken with oil until slightly brown and crispy.
- Set chicken aside and remove oil, leaving 1 to 2 tbsp in pan.
- With the remaining oil, sauté onions, celery, and carrots for 1 to 2 minutes while scraping up brown bits.
- Deglaze with vinegar and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Mix in peppers, broccoli and pineapple and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add hoisin and broth and bring to a simmer.
- Return chicken to pan and simmer allowing sauce to thicken, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and serve hot.
Tip: Serve over rice and garnish with sliced green onions.
Church of the Redeemer is committed to being with the poor at this very difficult time when so many support systems are being closed down. While practising the latest Public Health recommendations, they are offering breakfast and lunch to go at the main entrance of the church. In addition, teams are walking the streets in the church’s neighbourhood with hot and/or cold meals, toiletries and clothing items for those in need.
Church of the Redeemer
About Church of the Redeemer: The drop-in meal program at Church of the Redeemer is a safe and welcoming space where their community can feel valued and take steps towards healing and transformation. They cater to people who are experiencing homelessness and isolation, and who may struggle with mental health or addictions. Every day Church of the Redeemer serves hearty meals and offers counselling, health care, structured housing and legal support in addition to providing spaces for a productive lifestyle, such as a weekly art studio, book clubs and cooking classes.