Healthy Stir-Fry Chicken
Natural Healthy Stir-Fry Chicken
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
- 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
Stir Fry Chicken First
Remove Chicken and Stir Fry Veggies
Add the Cabbage
Gluten Free Soy Sauce
- Place cut up chicken into a re-sealable plastic bag
- In a medium bowl mix the chicken broth, soy sauce, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, crushed red pepper, and black pepper
- Separate ¾ cup of the mixture and set aside in a separate bowl
- Add remaining mixture to chicken in re-sealable bag, allow chicken to marinate for 15-30 minutes
- Cook pasta according to package directions while waiting for the chicken
- Drain marinade from chicken and stir fry chicken in 2 teaspoons of the olive oil for 5 minutes or until no longer pink
- Remove chicken from pan and set it aside in a clean small bowl
- Add the broccoli and carrots to the pan and stir fry in the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil for 5 minutes
- 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.
- Add 2 teaspoons cornstarch to the reserved marinade mixture and mix with a fork until blended
- Add the mixture to the pan of vegetables and stir
- Return the chicken to the pan and add the noodles as well
- Stir until all ingredients are blended and heated, approximately 5 more minutes
What Do You Think?
- Nutrition: Healthy Kids
Healthy eating is important for everyone but it is imperative for young growing bodies. Children’s bodies only grow once. The muscles and bones that they are creating will be the only ones they will ever get. If their bodies don’t get what they need
- Classic Stuffed Peppers (Oh Yeah, They're Gluten Free!)
The Stuffed Peppers recipe was something I was sure the kids would balk at but they were intrigued because, as my son said, it was 'food inside food'.
· 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
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.