I just finished eating a delicious chicken stir fry, and I’m checking out some of my favourite blogs online already, so I thought I’d tell you about my dinner while I’m here. I even made it from scratch…well, except for the sauce – a busy girl sometimes has to cut corners!
I started by dicing up 1 1/2 large chicken breasts into bite-sized cubes and tossing that into my wok with a bit of olive oil, some Mrs. Dash spice, and a little bit of Mila Power Seed (a great brand of Chia). While the chicken was cooking, I cut up some broccoli, red, yellow, and orange peppers, red onion and mushrooms – I tossed those into the wok once the chicken was no longer pink. I also threw in some sugar snap peas and then grated some fresh ginger to stir in. I usually put in a bit of finely chopped jalapeno or habanero pepper, but I didn’t have any on hand tonight…probably a good thing, since the stir-fry sauce I used this time already has a bit of a kick.
Ours came with a veggie steamer tray too, but my husband melted that on the stove top a while back, so now it’s just a rice cooker.
Meanwhile, I put some quinoa in my rice cooker. If you eat a lot of rice or quinoa and do not yet have a rice cooker, you should run and get one right now. Seriously – why are you still reading? Get one NOW! It is a kitchen staple, I swear to God. You just put in your quinoa and your water and then push a button…then leave that shit alone. It’s glorious. I had quite a bit of stirfry and quinoa left over (there is only one person eating in this house right now, remember?). I often eat the stirfry alone without any rice or quinoa, so I think I’ll do that tomorrow and try something different with the leftover quinoa…a little something I picked up from the lovely Rene Johnson at Yoga Teacher Training. I have no idea if it will work out or not, but I guess you’ll have to read the follow up blog post to find out!
When the chicken and veggies were all stir-fry-a-licious, I poured on some VH brand General Tao stir-fry sauce – about 1/3 of the bottle. One day I plan to make my own stir-fry sauce, but it’s far more efficient for me to buy it at this point in my life, so that’s just the way it’s gotta be. Store bought stir-fry sauce is reeeediculously high in sodium (this stuff is 690ml for 100ml – a little less than what I used tonight), but VH brand is a lot better than most in my grocery store, so I refuse to feel guilty about it.
This is the final product. Absolutely friggin delightful! Yes, that’s a glass of Pinot Grigio in the background. Yes, my husband is still away and I am home all by myself. Yes, I’m drinking wine alone. Stop judging me…I’m only human!