Chicken Stir-Fry

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Chicken Stir-Fry is seasoned chicken, red bell peppers, and onion served over a bed of brown rice. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com
 

   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!

 

 

Chicken Stir-Fry is seasoned chicken, red bell peppers, and onion served over a bed of brown rice. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

 

   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.

 

 
 

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25 thoughts on “Chicken Stir-Fry

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. 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! 🙂

  6. 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

  7. #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! 🙂

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