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Healthy Stir-Fry Chicken

Updated on December 4, 2013

Natural Healthy Stir-Fry Chicken

Healthy Stir-Fry Chicken
Healthy Stir-Fry Chicken | Source

Healthy and Easy Recipe

This meal is a perfect solution for busy families and picky eaters of all ages.

It is a great balance of protein, vegetables, omega-3, and whole grain in one dish! No more decisions about side dishes in an attempt to make a balanced meal that everyone can agree on. It’s all in there!

This recipe is loaded with healthy ingredients already but if you want to make it a nutritional powerhouse, mix in a teaspoon of Chia Seeds right before serving.

The noodles and vegetables regain their consistency when stored in the refrigerator so they don’t get mushy. This makes it a quick, healthy meal option that tastes incredible and only takes minutes to reheat.


Gluten Free Goodness

This recipe is a wonderful compromise for everyone who needs to be Gluten Free but they desperately miss Chinese food!

Traditional Chow Mein is off the menu due to the oyster sauce but this dish comes pretty close.

There is a distinct ethnic flavor that comes from the combination of the soy sauce, ginger, garlic and red peppers. Some gluten free dishes have an altered taste when compared to their wheat filled counterparts but not this one, no one would ever know unless they are told.

StirFry Chicken Ingredients

Ingredients for Stir-Fry Chicken
Ingredients for Stir-Fry Chicken | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips or small chunks
  • 2/3 cup organic low sodium chicken broth, free range, gluten free
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • dash black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided into two parts
  • 2 cups broccoli, fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups matchstick carrots
  • 2 cups napa cabbage, shredded
  • 6 onces brown rice noodles, broken in half
  • 1/3 cup Soy Sauce

Marinate the Chicken

marinating chicken and reserved sauce
marinating chicken and reserved sauce | Source

Stir Fry Chicken First

stir-frying chicken
stir-frying chicken | Source

Remove Chicken and Stir Fry Veggies

broccoli and carrots with chicken set aside
broccoli and carrots with chicken set aside | Source

Add the Cabbage

broccoli, carrots and cabbage
broccoli, carrots and cabbage | Source

Directions

  1. Place cut up chicken into a re-sealable plastic bag
  2. In a medium bowl mix the chicken broth, soy sauce, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, crushed red pepper, and black pepper
  3. Separate ¾ cup of the mixture and set aside in a separate bowl
  4. Add remaining mixture to chicken in re-sealable bag, allow chicken to marinate for 15-30 minutes
  5. Cook pasta according to package directions while waiting for the chicken
  6. Drain marinade from chicken and stir fry chicken in 2 teaspoons of the olive oil for 5 minutes or until no longer pink
  7. Remove chicken from pan and set it aside in a clean small bowl
  8. Add the broccoli and carrots to the pan and stir fry in the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil for 5 minutes
  9. Add the cabbage to the vegetable mixture and continue stir frying for an additional 3 minutes or until vegetables are still crisp but heated through.
  10. Add 2 teaspoons cornstarch to the reserved marinade mixture and mix with a fork until blended
  11. Add the mixture to the pan of vegetables and stir
  12. Return the chicken to the pan and add the noodles as well
  13. Stir until all ingredients are blended and heated, approximately 5 more minutes

What Do You Think?

4.3 stars from 4 ratings of Stir-Fry Chicken

Nutritional Info

· Servings Per Recipe: 4

· Amount Per Serving

· Calories: 282.6

· Total Fat: 6.7 g

· Cholesterol: 10.3 mg

· Sodium: 891.4 mg

· Total Carbs: 45.6 g

· Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g

· Protein: 11.0 g

Want More?

Serve right away or store in the refrigerator to enjoy it another day.

This dish is perfect for a family dinner or parties!

This recipe is easily converted into more servings by simply doubling the ingredients. The cooking times remain the same.


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      Roxanne Lewis 4 years ago from Washington

      Thank you! It is definitely one of my favorites :)

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Easy and Yummy. Good Recipe Hub.

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      Joffre Meyer 5 years ago from Tyler, TX

      Looks good and great pictures.

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Simply delicious! Thank you for sharing.

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      Roxanne Lewis 5 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for all the wonderful comments! Please let me know if you like it and if you have any suggestions. :)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Great recipe and one that looks so yummy. I do agree that they are reheated quickly and taste even better this way.

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      wynnestudios 5 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      I love stir-fry and this definitely tickles my tastebuds. Thanks for sharing.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Mmmm - I haven't made stir-fry in ages, and I love the tastes you've combined here. Yummy! Cabbage adds such a terrific texture and flavor to recipes, so that caught my eye right away. Voted up and up! Shared with followers!

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      Saira Sheikh 5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Yes, sure will try this. Thanks for sharing.

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      Roxanne Lewis 5 years ago from Washington

      I hope you give it a try to love it as much as we do! :)

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      Saira Sheikh 5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      This looks Delicious. I would love to try this. specially love the vegetables. Great recipe.

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      Roxanne Lewis 5 years ago from Washington

      That's always a challenge at our house as well! :) I hope you try it and enjoy it.

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      Amy Gillie 5 years ago from Indiana

      This looks wonderful! I'm always looking for new interesting ways to cook with chicken.