Making dinner can be stressful and time-consuming, especially with how busy our lives are these days. This Chicken Stir-Fry takes only 30 minutes from start to finish and uses only a few ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen. This recipe can be made in larger batches and used for left-overs- the perfect lunch for the next day!
This Chicken Stir-Fry is a well-rounded, low carbohydrate meal that combines nutritious vegetables with satiating chicken. This recipe will suit many eating styles, including low-carb and paleo diets. You can easily make it low sodium by using a low sodium soy sauce.
Stir-frys are a great way to add more vegetables to your diet in a delicious way. Stir-frys may help picky eaters get more veggies in too! Shop for local produce and eat seasonally to reduce your environmental footprint and get the variety of vitamins and minerals that come from a range of vegetables.
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Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have at home to change up this recipe each time you make it. As a rule of thumb, put the firmer vegetables in the pan to cook before the softer ones, so all of the vegetables end up cooked at the right time. For example, if you decide you want to use carrots, add those in a few minutes before your softer vegetables.
You can top this meal with nuts (cashews, for example), seeds (like sunflower) or anything else that adds some flavour and crunch. Other spices you may want to try include cumin, coriander and cardamom. Herbs to try are basil, oregano and cilantro. Garlic and ginger add a nice flavour as well.
Vegetarians can easily enjoy this recipe by using a meat substitute such as tofu or tempeh in place of chicken. Ideally, stay away from the fake meat you can buy at the grocery store as these are generally quite processed and contain ingredients that do not support a healthy diet. Spice up your tofu or tempeh by cooking them in a marinade or soy sauce.
- 1 1/2 cup cooked chicken breast, chopped
- 1 bell pepper, sliced
- 1 yellow onion, sliced
- 1 carrot, sliced
- 1 zucchini, cubed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Heat the oil and sauté the onion for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.
- Stir in the remaining vegetables and soy sauce.
- Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.
- Season with black pepper to serve.
Total time: 30 minutes Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes
NUTRITION INFORMATION: Calories: 179 Fat: 9g Carbs: 17g Protein: 11g
We hope you try out this simple, healthy and tasty dish for your next lunch or dinner. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Remember- a healthy diet supports overall well-being and longevity!
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