Chicken Stir fry
This recipe is based on one of my favorite recipes from the better homes and garden cookbook. Better homes and gardens makes the absolute best cookbooks- I recommend: http://www.amazon.com/Cook-Book-Special-Pink-Plaid/dp/069623310X/ref=pd_bbs_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1205407992&sr=8-8
1/2 package whole-wheat spaghetti (regular, not thin)
1 bag frozen stir fry vegis (whatever vegis you like)
1 tablespoon margarine
1 package chicken breast (approx 1 and 1/4 lb)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more if you like it really spicy)
fresh, diced, or powdered garlic (I love jarred diced garlic- you can usually find it in the produce section)
Stir fry sauce (usually in the Asian food section- its really called stir fry sauce :) ) (note: if you are watching your salt intake, purchase a lower sodium sauce)
- Boil a large pot of water
- Dice the chicken into bite sized pieces
- Add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil, red pepper flakes, and desired quantity or garlic to the electric skillet or stove top pan and cook on medium-low heat for 2 minutes
- In the meanwhile, add the spaghetti to the pot of boiling water. Cook as directed on the box. In the last 4 minutes of cook time, add the frozen vegetables into the pasta pot. Taste test both the pasta and a piece of the stir fry vegis to make sure everything is done.
- Drain pasta/vegis and then place them back in the pot- toss with 1 tablespoon margarine
- Increase electric skillet heat to medium/medium high. Add the chicken to the electric skillet/pan and cook turning the chicken until completely cooked (no pink!!).
- Add the vegi/pasta combo into the skillet with the chicken. Add desired amount of stir fry sauce, tossing to coat (i recommend adding a little at a time until you have the desired quantity).
- Top (if desired) with sesame seeds and a little Parmesan cheese.
- Makes 3-4 servings.
My husband used to make this in college often because it is a very inexpensive, protein filled meal- so you can thank him for this great recipe!!
1 package ground turkey (1 lb- 1 and 1/4 lb)
1 can stir fry vegis (in Asian food section, usually contains sprouts, water chestnuts, baby corn)
Stir fry sauce
1 package instant brown rice (i use the success instant brown rice in the bags)
- Cook Rice as directed on the box.
- Add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil to electric skillet/pan.
- Heat electric skillet/pan to medium heat (if desired you can also add garlic/red pepper flakes to this recipe).
- Add ground turkey and cook, breaking up the turkey with a wood spoon and turning until completely cooked (no pink!!).
- Turn heat to medium low and add drained stir fry vegis. Cook covered (stirring occasionally) 2-3 minutes.
- Add desired amount of stir fry sauce (i recommend adding a little at a time until you have the desired quantity).
- Place rice into the bottom of 2 bowls, top with stir fry.
- Makes 2-3 servings.