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4.26.2011

Chicken Stir-Fry


   Hello friends! I have a really great recipe for you tonight. How about some HEALTHY Chicken Stir-Fry! Yum! But first, I have a quick announcement.....

   My friend Brandie, over at The Country Cook is having me Guest Post on her blog tomorrow, Wednesday April 27th. I am sharing this delicious Strawberry Chicken Salad recipe I posted awhile ago, so stop by her fantastic blog and say Hello! I want to say a big 'Thank You' to Brandie for having me over  : )

   Okay, on with this great recipe. It was super easy, and totally delicious. I made it two ways. For my kiddos, I put it on top of this brown rice. They loved it! But for me, I made it into lettuce wraps!



   Mmmmm. They were so tasty. And low carb. And low calorie. All the things I am striving to eat to get that bikini body! lol  : )  I have been on the hunt for healthy recipes lately. Out of the tons of cookbooks I have, only 2 are 'healthy' ones. So I have been studying them, and also doing some on-line searching for some low calorie, but great tasting food. I found this one on Martha Stewarts website. I tweeked it a tiny bit. This is how I did it...


Chicken Stir-Fry
Makes 4-6 servings
  • 2-3 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 large Onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 large Red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons, grated peeled fresh Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red-pepper flakes  (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • 8 Boston/ or Butter leaves ( if your making wraps)
  • 2 cups cooked Brown Rice
Directions:  Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over high heat. Add in chicken. Cook, stirring constantly, until thoroughly cooked and white. (8 minutes or so) Transfer cooked chicken to a plate.

Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil to skillet. Add in bell pepper and onion. Cook and stir until onion is tender and golden. (Reduce heat if browning to quickly and not yet tender)

Reduce heat to medium; add garlic, ginger, red-pepper flakes (if using), cook and stir for about 1 minute.

Stir in soy sauce, rice vinegar and cornstarch mixture. Stir and mix all together well. Add chicken back in pan. Stir and toss to coat chicken with mixture. Serve in lettuce cups or over brown rice.



25 comments:

Megan said...

My all-time FAVORITE source for healthy recipes are the Cooking Light recipes on myrecipes.com. You can find ALL their recipes for free on there! There is an awesome search engine too:) I usually try to include at least a couple recipes from there a week to space out my indiscretions;) I should probably be cooking from there 5 days a week!

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Yum, Yum, Yum! I am so wanting this now.

*And thank you for always visiting and your kind comments. It is good to know someone is out there listening or reading. :)

sliceofsouthern said...

I LOVE the idea of putting them in the lettuce cups! Congrats on being Brandie's guest blogger!!! I'll come visit your post tomorrow!

sliceofsouthern said...

Oh!!! thanks for the BDay wishes!!

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

Ok this looks like a GREAT dinner idea. I'm bookmarking to try. I'm excited to hear you're working on healthier choices too. It's fun to discover yummy recipes that everyone will love that are also good for our families. The cowboy spaghetti looks amazing too. So excited for your trip! That sounds like SUCH fun. And great motivation!!!

The Country Cook said...

This does sound really yummy. AND, I bet the chicken is perfect for leftovers for the next day! I love those meals that can do double duty. Only a few more weeks to go, right? I know you'll be bikini ready!
Thank you again for being my guest blogger. I know everyone is going to love your salad - I know I do!

Mandy said...

Oh nummers! Sounds so good and healthy! Thanks for this one!

Lizzy said...

Oh, this sounds delish! And I love that you've given two serving options! Love lettuce wraps :)

I popped over from Brandie's blog and it's been too long since I've visited...I'll be back :)

claire said...

this looks delicious! I love how you served it on lettuce wraps- way to bump it even healthier!

carolinaheartstrings said...

That looks fantastic. I love the lettuce wrap idea! Perfect.

Sandra said...

I just hopped from Brandy's blog..
Your stir fry looks amazing and very very delicious! I love the way you made it! Thanks for sharing!

Lindsey R said...

Mmmmm.. These look yummo! Love how you put it in the wraps!!!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

Holly, this stir fry looks perfect for a night when I want to change things up at the dinner table! Delicious, different and simple. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm so glad I found your beautiful blog and am going to explore more of your recipes! :)

Eccentric Kitchen (Steph) said...

This sounds so delish!!!!! I love me a good lettuce wrap!

Mary said...

Your wraps look and sound wonderful. I haven't had wraps in an age and you've reminded me how good they can be. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Momof5boys said...

I am going to try it this weekend. Im crossing my fingers my boys will eat it!!!! =D

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Holly I have a quick question for ya, when you have a free minute will you email me? Thanks a ton!
lchemail2003@yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

Hopping over from Brandie's site, love this recipe! So simply and delicious!

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

**Come check my blog...YOU got an AWARD! :)

Holly Ruggiero said...

Thanks for the delicious recipe.

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said...

I love lettuce wraps so I would of done that too. Thanks for sharing.

Muriel Miller said...

This sounds so good just what I need; low carb low calorie food!

Holli said...

Oh wow, what a GREAT meal. Thank you!

scratch-made wife said...

#1. From the looks of your photo, you're already bikini ready!
#2. This salad sounds like a fantastic lunch. You're inspiring me to put a little more effort into my lunches than just throwing together fruit and yogurt. Thank you! :)

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

I'm always looking for lighter recipes and this stir fry sounds good. Thanks for sharing your recipe.