When I was little my uncle took my sister and I to an ice cream parlor and ordered us “The Kitchen Sink”. We thought that was a hilarious name and happily ate our way into oblivion. It was a crazy mix of ice creams and toppings – probably what was in great abundance or ice creams that needed to be finished off.
Chicken stir fry with vegetables was my “kitchen sink” this week. I used all my leftover vegetables, which makes me smile as I have a real aversion to throwing away food. I am quite liberal with what qualifies as “stir fry” food, which keeps the stir fry fresh and novel. Serve it with brown rice (made ahead of time), quinoa, or regular rice. Add a side salad, and you will end up with a potpourri of tasty vegetables on your plate!
9’s and 10’s! Judges included the regular family members and a guest. My toughest grader, my youngest daughter, rated it a 9, my son a 9.5 and my husband and guest a 10. This is an easy recipe to put together at the end of a long week, and the nice thing is that it will probably turn out a bit different every time, depending on what is leftover or available in your refrigerator!
Chicken Stir Fry with Vegetables over Brown Rice and Side Salad
Serves 2 Adults and 2 Kids + 2 Lunches
- Chicken Stir Fry and Side Salad
1.75 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked – baked in teriyaki sauce.
1.5 C broccoli, cut into small pieces
2 carrots, cut into thin rounds
1 yellow squash, diced
1 onion, diced (or buy pre-chopped)
1/4 C Braggs Liquid Amino Acids
left over snow peas and bell pepper and left over sauce
1 C peanuts, roasted, unsalted
1. Make brown rice according to package directions.
1. If you weren’t able to make brown rice ahead of time (and this is often the case with me), make white rice or quinoa according to package directions. You can make this a day ahead of time – you just have to be organized… Not always my strong suit…
2. Pull cooked chicken out of the refrigerator. Hopefully chicken was cooked when you made the teriyaki chicken earlier in the week. If not, see Teriyaki Chicken recipe to make chicken.
2. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
3. Portion a small salad on each plate, and top with some of the squash, carrots, and some cucumber and a tomato. Drizzle no oil or low fat salad dressing.
3. Put broccoli, carrots, squash, and onion in a Wok or large sauté pan, lightly sprayed with canola oil spray. Pour in Braggs Liquid Amino Acids. Cook until just tender.
3. Add chicken to warm.
4. Add bell peppers and snow peas with their sauce to warm.
5. Serve stir fry mixture over brown rice and top with peanuts (optional).
Pre Prep Opportunities
1. Make brown rice ahead of time. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
2. Make and cut the chicken ahead of time. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
3. Prepare all vegetables ahead of time and store in refrigerator so they are ready to go into the Wok or large sauté pan.