I'm 1/4 Japanese so any Asian inspired dish always has a place in my heart - pair that with some quality sticky rice and nothing can compare! Below is a quick and versatile recipe that won't leave you feeling guilty after or hungry an hour and a half later! Keep scrolling for step - by - step photos and tips. Enjoy!
1 Onion Sliced into Half Circles
Whole White Mushrooms, Quartered
Carrots, Thinly Sliced
1-2 Handfuls Snow Peas
1 Can Baby Corn, Drained
1 Can Water Chestnuts, Drained
2-3 Handfuls Broccoli, Steamed
3 Chicken Breasts, cut into chunks or slices
1 Jar Stir Fry Sauce
4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
Sesame Oil (or any veg/olive oil)
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Heat 1T of sesame oil over medium high heat. Cook sliced chicken. Remove from heat and set aside.
In the same skillet, add another 2T of sesame oil. Sauté onions, mushrooms, and carrots until soft.
Add snow peas, drained baby corn and water chestnuts and garlic.
Add chicken and broccoli. Toss to combine. Add stir fry sauce. Toss again. Add salt + pepper and more soy sauce to taste. Serve alone or on a bed of rice!
The star of stir-fry, in my opinion, is the vegetable assortment. As such, the first step is preparing the broccoli, mushrooms, onion, and carrots.
Broccoli should be chopped and steamed (put chopped broccoli and a few tablespoons of water into a covered microwave safe bowl and microwave for 5 minutes), mushrooms quartered, onion sliced into half circles and carrot sliced.
Next, slice chicken thinly. Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil (vegetable or olive oil works fine too) and cook over medium high heat in a large skillet until cooked through. Remove chicken and set aside.
In the same skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of more sesame oil over medium high heat and add the onions, mushrooms and carrots. Cook until soft, about 5-7 minutes.
Add snow peas. Drain water chestnuts and baby corn. Add them to the skillet along with minced garlic.
Add chicken and broccoli. Toss to combine. I also took some kitchen shears and cut the baby corn, broccoli and chicken into smaller pieces. Add stir fry sauce. Toss again. Add salt and pepper and soy sauce to taste. Serve alone or over a bed of rice!
The most time consuming part of this dish is the prep. If you find that you're pressed for time, you can certainly chop your vegetables and protein ahead of time so that all that's left is assembly. Additionally, nearly any vegetables or meat would be great in this dish so feel free to add or substitute ingredients to your taste. Enjoy!