Easy Weeknight Stir Fry

Easy Weeknight Stir Fry

I made stir fry for dinner tonight. This recipe is in my normal recipe rotation because it’s delicious, my kids will eat it, and it is very easy to make. Normally I plan ahead and do the prep work on Sunday but since I was up north this past weekend I wasn’t able to so I made it from scratch today. If you want to plan ahead you could pre-chop the veggies, the chicken, and make the stir fry sauce. Put the veggies and chicken in separate ziploc bags in the fridge. Then when you are ready to throw it together it takes much less time!

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When I got home from work today I got straight to work on dinner…right after I helped Elle and John pick out the perfect leaves to glue onto paper shapes in the house, emptied the dishwasher and then reloaded it with the dishes that were in the sink. I got Tree Fu Tom on the TV and made a milk baba. After this I actually did start dinner.

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First thing is to start the rice. Pick your favorite rice and cook according to package directions. While the rice is cooking whip up the stir fry sauce (recipe here) and set aside. I found this recipe on AllRecipes.com awhile ago and have been sticking with it ever since. You could add in some of your favorite hot sauce to kick it up if you would like!

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Then chop your veggies and dice the chicken. Warm some avocado oil over medium high heat and when it is nice and hot add your chicken and veggies to the pan with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Chicken Stir FryStir frequently and once the chicken is cooked through you are ready to add the sauce. Quick note – if the veggies are a little underdone for your liking put the lid on the pan and let everything steam for a couple minutes.

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Add the stir fry sauce and stir. Cook until it thickens up and serve with your rice. I would love to hear your feedback if you make your own stir fry! I hope you enjoy this as much as we do.

Ingredients

1 lb chicken – diced

4 cups diced veggies (I used broccoli, cabbage, red onion, zucchini, and mushrooms)

2-3 tablespoons avocado oil (or other high heat cooking oil)

1 1/2 cups stir fry sauce (recipe here)

1 cup rice

Cook rice according to package directions. While rice is cooking make the stir fry sauce and set aside. Chop the veggies and the chicken. Warm the oil over medium high heat then add the chicken and veggies. Cook stirring frequently until chicken is cooked through. Add the stir fry sauce and stir. Cook until thickened and serve over rice. Enjoy!

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Dana

I'm a working mom with two adorable (and completely menacing) children. I do my best to make healthy foods and chemical free self care items for my family. Here I share with you, what works for us!

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