Chicken, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Stir Fry #WeekdaySupper

Chicken, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Stir Fry #WeekdaySupper

Stir Fry to the Rescue

Sometimes coming up with dinner ideas is a chore. I’m happy to bake cookie after cookie, whip cream and make mousses, but entrees are another story. I’ll poll the family and they shrug their shoulders. Thank goodness for stir fries…they always bail me out. The meat marinates while I chop the garlic, ginger and veggies; and in about 30 minutes, the meal is ready. I had chicken in the freezer, some broccoli and one tired looking red bell pepper in the fridge…and plenty of Asian marinade ingredients in the pantry. This chicken, broccoli and bell pepper stir fry was on the table in no time. Just right for a weekday supper.

Chicken, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Stir Fry #WeekdaySupper

Stock Your Pantry

If you always find yourself in a time crunch when it comes time to make dinner, make sure you have a well stocked pantry. From there you can easily whip up a pasta dish or stir fry without running to the market. I keep a stash of various pastas, canned beans, rice, chicken broth or stock….onions, garlic, a few fresh vegetables…then some boneless, skinless chicken or other meat in the freezer. If you have some soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegars, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, they are ideal for a boost of flavor along with dried herbs and spices. These enhancers have a long shelf life, so it’s worth adding them to your grocery list. This chicken, broccoli and bell pepper stir fry is a terrific 30 minute meal, plus I’m sharing four more #WeekdaySupper recipes from some of my Sunday Supper friends.

Chicken, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Stir Fry #WeekdaySupper


Ingredients

Inspired from the Food Network

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, in thin slices
  • 3 scallions (whites only) sliced on an angle
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 -inch piece peeled fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • About 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3-4 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes, optional
  • 1-2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • Steamed rice, to serve

Instructions

  1. n a medium bowl, toss the chicken with the scallion whites, about half the garlic and ginger, the soy sauce, sugar, 1 teaspoon of the cornstarch, 1 teaspoon of the salt, the sherry, and the sesame oil. Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes. Mix the remaining cornstarch with ⅓ cup water.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil and heat. Add the broccoli florets and the remaining garlic, ginger, 2 tablespoons of water, and season with ¼ teaspoon salt, and pepper. Stir-fry until the broccoli is bright green but is tender enough to be pierced easily with a knife. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Reheat the skillet again, and then add 2 more tablespoons oil. Add the chicken and chili flakes, if using. Stir-fry until the chicken loses its raw color and gets a little brown, about 3 minutes. Add the oyster sauce, return the broccoli to the pan and toss to heat through. Stir in the reserved cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil to thicken. Add more water if need to thin the sauce, if desired. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if needed. Serve with rice.

Yield: 4 servings

    Total time: 30 minutes

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      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size
      Amount Per Serving As Served
      Calories 1275kcal Calories from fat 617
      % Daily Value
      Total Fat 69g 106%
      Saturated Fat 7g 35%
      Transfat 0g
      Cholesterol 331mg 110%
      Sodium 2168mg 90%
      Carbohydrate 54g 18%
      Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
      Sugars 27g
      Protein 111g

      Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

      Calories 2000
      Total Fat Less than 65g
      Sat Fat Less than 25g
      Cholesterol Less than 300mg
      Sodium Less than 2,400mg
      Total Carbohydrate 300g
      Dietary Fiber 25g
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      Weekday Supper Line Up for This Week:

      Monday – Shrimp Curry (In A Hurry) by Chocolate Moosey
      Tuesday – Chicken Quinoa Skillet Dinner by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
      Wednesday – Creamy Pumpkin Sausage Pasta by eating in instead
      Thursday – Chicken, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Stir Fry by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
      Friday – Veggie Kebabs with Spicy Harissa Dip by Happy Baking Days

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      Comments

      1. Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com says:

        Lady, you read my mind! I have been in SUCH a dinner rut lately, I need all the inspiration I can get! This stir-fry sounds soooo good!

      2. Bravo for keeping a well-stocked pantry, Liz! Good thing you live far away in Indiana…There might be a certain someone knocking at your door to borrow ingredients and indulge myself with your tasty Asian-style dinner!

      3. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

        These are the kind of dinners I love! And there’s that oyster sauce I still have to try:@)

      4. Kumar's Kitchen says:

        stir fries are a life saver especially when our kids just don’t agree to eat dinner we have planned to cook….they are quick,nutritive,delicious and always a winner with kids…..this broccoli and chicken stir fry looks very moreish,thanks 🙂

      5. I love simple and delicious comfort food like this 🙂

      6. Liz, I know what you mean! Stir frys are always so easy and come together quickly. . you are so right about having some essentials in your pantry. As long as you have some essentials, you can whip up anything! Soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic are my faves! and is what I use all the time! love this stir fry!

      7. I love a good stir fry! THis sounds super tasty!

      8. This is one super meal, Liz. I love the combo of mushroom, broccoli and chicken. Yum!

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      9. I love this dish! I’d love to try! It looks so delicious and healthy!

      10. I love a good stir fry, perfect week night meal!

      11. Stirfry is the perfect weeknight dish. So fast and easy!

      12. Lizzy,
        I’m with you with desserts vs. entrees. Who needs real food anyway? 🙂
        I haven’t made stir fry in a long time. This might just be the recipe that starts me making them again.
        Annamaria

      13. Sometimes I wonder if I have too many sauce jars and bottles stashed in the refrigerator and pantry, but they make weeknight cooking that much easier.

      14. We are complete opposites in the kitchen. Coming up with something sweet is a real struggle. That’s why I keep of jar of mixed chocolate morsel chips in the pantry. 🙂 Dinner is easy. I can come up with a countless number of ideas and like you, stirfries and fried rice dishes are great standbys. This is a great one Liz!

      15. We love stir-fries, they’re perfect for weeknights and so tasty too 🙂 Love this chicken, brocolli and bell pepper one, it looks wonderful!

      16. I love quick and easy stirfries like this. This looks very fresh and tasty, Liz.

      17. Very nice recipe for an autumn dinner !

      18. Hotly Spiced says:

        So many yummy flavours here. I love how this can be made with lots of leftover vegetables from the crisper in the fridge. And what a comforting meal to enjoy at the end of a long week xx

      19. I am so glad you also feel that way! Some times coming up with dinner and then making it just seems so…hard! Especially when the only response I get when I ask what my husband wants is “pizza”! Um, no, we can’t have pizza every night. This stir fry looks delicious. I always forget about stir-fries….must remember!

      20. I love Asian food, but I stick to the same old recipes – this looks delicious and different! Lovely #WeekdaySupper!

      21. I agree – a well stocked pantry is the key to making dinner! In fact, today I made a “hash” of various vegetables I needed to use up. Wishing I had turned it into this stir fry!

      22. Do you ever find your pantry so full that you can’t find a darned thing? I have a crap pantry with poor lighting and I’m always getting the step stool to find things. I need a better system. 🙂 I even paid a professional organizer to come in and after the first grocery shop, I went back to my wicked ways of putting things in the first vacant spot.

        I love a good stir-fry and this one looks good.

      23. Looks fantastic… you know I love stir fries. Mmmm.. YUM!

      24. I could eat this everyday, it’s one of my favorite meals!

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