Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sweet and Spicy Stir-fry (E)


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I just love a good stir-fry. They are so easy to make and can be put together a million and one ways. They're an excellent way to use up those random vegetables in your fridge that you're just not sure what to do with before they start going bad. A lot of times I will use frozen veggies, especially during the winter. I typically use broccoli, peas, a bell pepper, carrots, onions and cauliflower. The night I made this I only had broccoli, peas and a bell pepper on hand so that's what I made and it was incredibly delicious. If you don't have stir-fry on your regular meal rotation you have got to start adding them in! It's one of my family's favorite meals.

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Sweet and Spicy Stir-fry      Serves 4-6
  • 1 t. coconut oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 1 large head of broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1/2 bag of frozen peas
  • 1 red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
  • 1 c. quinoa (make sure you rinse it first) or brown rice
  • 2 c. water or FF chicken broth
  • Sweet & Spicy stir-fry sauce
Sweet & Spicy Stir-fry Sauce:
  • 1/2 c. FF chicken broth
  • 1/8 t. xanthan gum or glucomannan, optional
  • 3 T. Bragg's Liquid Aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 T. + 1 t. hot sauce (I used Frank's Red Hot Sauce) OR 1 1/2 t. Sriracha ***
  • 1/8 t. THM Sweet Blend or 1/4. Truvia
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 3 dashed of crushed red pepper flakes
***This amount of hot sauce will give you a nice medium spice, if you'd like mild use 3/4 t. hot sauce. If you'd like it really spicy, the use 1 1/2 T. hot sauce.

  1. In a small sauce pan, bring to boil the water (or chicken broth) to boil for the rice or quinoa. Cook to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until the meat is cooked through.
  3. If you're using frozen vegetables, place them in a strainer and run them under hot water for about 2 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  5. Add the veggies to the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently for 3 minutes. Add the sauce and cook until the veggies are just tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  6. Serve over 1/2-3/4 c. quinoa or brown rice.


11 comments:

  1. I made this tonight with leftover veggies from a vegetable tray...big thumbs up from me and my hubby. Delicious and easy!

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    1. Awesome usage of the leftover veggies! So glad you guys liked it. :)

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  5. My little ones completely rebel when it comes to food that is the least bit spicy...is there a different sauce I could use? Or maybe just stick with the chicken, rice and veggies? I wasn't sure if it would be too dry to do that. Thanks! :)

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    1. Yes, use this one: http://darciesdishes.blogspot.com/2014/01/recipe-basic-stir-fry-sauce.html

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    2. Great, thanks! Today is my first day doing THM and I am just trying to do my best to not be overwhelmed, haha. :)

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