There’s really nothing better than a recipe that requires minimal ingredients and comes together in less than 15 minutes. Especially when you happen to be taking classes at night that have you walking in the door around 10p.m. Monday through Thursday. Not the ideal situation for someone who likes to spend some time in the kitchen, but I’m making it work!
Because of my schedule, it’s essential that I have recipes on hand that are simple and healthy. I really hate to have to grab fast food or order take out just because it’s late and I don’t want to wait any longer to eat dinner. Enter: 10-minute stir fry.
This recipe is similar to my Shrimp and Brown Rice stir fry, but with much fewer ingredients!
10-Minute Chicken Stir Fry
1 bag frozen stir fry vegetables (mine was a mix of mushrooms,
water chestnuts, red pepper, and broccoli)
3/4 pound chicken tenders (about 8), chopped into bite-size pieces
1 bag Steamfresh Brown Rice (cooked according to package directions)
1 tablespoon Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce
3 tablespoons Stir Fry Sauce, divided into 2 and 1
1 tablespoon Kraft Toasted Sesame Asian dressing
salt, garlic powder, paprika, to taste
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)
In a wok or large skillet, spray non-stick spray and heat over medium-high heat. Throw in the chicken, season with salt, garlic powder and paprika, pour in 1 tablespoon stir fry sauce and cook until no longer pink, about 3-4 minutes. Add the bag of frozen vegetables and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the remaining stir fry sauce, soy sauce and dressing. Stir together and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Serve over brown rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
On this particular night, I was in the mood for something sweet (OK, fine, that’s what I’m in the mood for every night after dinner). Anyways, I picked up a box of Fiber One Banana Nut muffins, and I was excited to try them out as a breakfast treat for the following morning. I was somewhat expecting them to be dry or bland, probably due to the fact that I opted to purchase them as a healthier alternative to the Betty Crocker box I was holding that called for 2 sticks of butter (my skinny bitch conscience got the best of me). Well, I’m happy to report that they were delicious!
I may have snagged a few bites when they came out of the oven.