A tasty chicken dinner packed with nutritious veggies and coated in a tasty stir-fry sauce. Ready in nearly 30 minutes and a great way to pack lots of vegetables in one meal.
Ready in: 35minutes
2Tbspsoy sauce,or more to taste
3/4cuplow-sodium chicken broth
1tsptoasted sesame oil
1Tbsphoneyor brown sugar**
1lb.boneless skinless chicken breasts*,cut into 1-inch pieces
2Tbspvegetable oilor light olive oil
1 1/2cupssliced carrots(about 3 medium, cut about 1/6-inch thick)
1smallyellow onion,sliced (1 small)
2 1/2cupsbroccoli florets,chopped into bite size pieces, rinsed and leave water that clings to broccoli
1mediumred bell pepper,seeded and sliced into 1 1/2-inch long strips
1 1/2cupssugar snap peas,sliced into halves if larger
1Tbsppeeled and finely minced fresh ginger
In a small mixing bowl whisk together soy sauce with cornstarch, then whisk in chicken broth, oyster sauce, sesame oil and honey. Set aside.
Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a non-stick 12-inch skillet (that's deep, or use a saute pan or wok) over medium-high heat.
Dab chicken dry with paper towels, season with a pinch of salt. Add chicken to skillet spacing pieces apart in an even layer.
Cook chicken through, turning halfway through cooking, about 6 minutes total (center should be 165 degrees and should no longer be pink). Transfer to a plate or sheet of foil, leaving oil in skillet.
Add another 1 Tbsp oil to skillet. Add in carrots and onions and saute 4 minutes.
Add in broccoli, bell pepper, peas, ginger and garlic and saute until nearly tender about 4 minutes.
Whisk soy sauce mixture once more, then pour into pan and cook, tossing constantly, until sauce has thickened and veggies are tender, about 1 - 2 minutes.
Toss in chicken. Season with more soy sauce to taste if desired.
Serve immediately over white or brown rice. If desired sprinkle with red pepper flakes or sesame seeds or drizzle with sriracha.
*Boneless skinless chicken thighs will work great too. Add a few extra minutes to cook time as needed.
**For a sweeter stir-fry honey or brown sugar can be doubled or even tripled.
You can use other vegetables you may have on hand in this stir-fry. Good options include mushrooms, cabbage, zucchini, green beans, bok choy, baby corn, and bean sprouts. Just remember to add crisper vegetables first with the onions and carrots.
Recipe originally published March 10, 2015. Recipe modified to omit the marinating step to simplify the recipe, also mushrooms have been omitted to cut down on ingredients.