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The busiest time of the year is fast approaching. With active elementary kids, a college student husband, and holidays I need all the help I can get in the kitchen! This is why making simple meals that require 5 ingredients or less and take less than 30 mins took cook is great!
One of our favorite simple meals for the family is chicken stir-fry. I usually put a pot of white rice to cook before I get started because it takes about 30 mins to cook. That gives me enough time to prep and cook my main dish!
Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe
I like to pick up all my ingredients on the weekend for the whole week at my local Walmart. I love the MarketSide Sesame Ginger Dressing for a quick sauce for our stir-fry. The best part is choosing and mixing up the type of veggies you include in this dish. I like buying the already mixed stir-fry bags of veggies. Frozen or fresh is just personal preference. I like having a huge bag of frozen veggies during our busy schedule because it allows me to make this meal in the spur of the moment. In other words when the hubs and I forget to plan a meal for the day. Hey it happens!
- 3 chicken breast cubed (appx 2.5 cups)
- 1 cup Marketside Sesame Ginger Dressing
- 4 cups Mixed Stir-Fry Veggies
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 4 tbs vegetable oil
- Mix cornstarch with Sesame Ginger Dressing.
- Add vegetable oil to a pan or wok at medium high heat.
- Add veggies and sauté for 3-4 mins place in dish and set aside for later.
- Add chicken and 1/2 cup of dressing mixture cook until well done.
- Add veggies and remaining dressing mixture and toss until well combined.
- Remove from heat and serve.
- If chicken releases too much liquid drain chicken before adding veggies and dressing.
Making the sauce for this stir-fry is so easy and so delicious. You can use the dressing straight out the bottle but I really like having a thicker sauce so I add a little cornstarch to thicken it.
I sauté the veggies in a little vegetable oil and remove from the pan to add to the chicken later.
When I cook the chicken I use the same pan and I like adding half of the sauce to lock in some flavor while it cooks. If my chicken renders too much liquid I drain out the liquid before adding the veggies.
I add the veggies once the chicken is well done. It helps to have the chicken cut into small cubes. I add the remaining dressing mixture until well mixed.
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