Sometimes, when I wanna make dinner, but I’m kinda feeling lazy / kinda feeling fat / kinda wanting to eat healthy / kinda wanting a cop-out dinner that looks difficult but isn’t… I make a “stir-fry“.
Honestly, this is the best way to rid yourself of the leftover frozen veggies (or regular veggies before they go bad), or that extra meat you have in the fridge (or freezer).
So, you’re basically killing like, three birds with one stone. One bird being your “I’m hungry” bird, another bird being the “I need to get rid of these leftover veggies and meats” bird, and your “I want X person to think I slaved over dinner tonight, but really didn’t” bird.
This, is that meal.
You can really adapt this however you like, but here’s what I did for this particular diddy.
Olive oil (for pan)
1 – 1+1/2 cups of broccoli (fresh or frozen… don’t matter)
2-3 carrots, peeled and diced / cut however you prefer
1/2 cup frozen lima beans (yeah, lima beans)
1/2 cup frozen peas (yeah, peas)
1 – 1+1/2 cups of corn kernels (frozen is best)
1/2 red onion diced
1-2 chicken breasts (cooked or uncooked)
1/2 lb. of cooked, frozen, deveined, tail-off shrimp
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. parsley
1 tsp. rice vinegar
1/4 tsp. sesame seed oil
1/4 tsp. honey (optional)
Red pepper flakes (to taste)
Salt + Pepper (to taste)
Soy sauce (to taste) (I use Trader Joe’s reduced sodium soy sauce and LOVE it)
In a medium bowl, combine cubed cut, uncooked, chicken and shrimp with soy-sauce and red pepper flakes. Remember, there’s no science to this part – it’s really up to your taste. Make sure the meat is totally covered in the sauces. I let the meats marinate for about 10 minutes while I cut up my veggies.
Toss the meat combo with a little olive oil in a large skillet until the chicken is cooked 90-95% of the way through. Same for your shrimp.
I also, typically, season the meat some more while I’m cooking it – garlic, a little more red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper are my go-to seasonings.
Once you’ve got your meat mostly cooked, combine all your veggies in the large skillet with your spices. Adding soy sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic to taste as you go along.
Stir until the meat is cooked all the way through and your veggies are good, marinated, and hot!
Voila! That’s it.
Seriously. Super easy.
Now, I use a ton of veggies in mine cause I like to throw ‘em in there. Nothing HAS to be in the stir-fry (except the spices… the spices and soy sauce are pretty important).
So yummy. So healthy. And makes awesome leftovers… especially after it’s had a chance to sit and marinate overnight. YUM.
Comment below if you’ve made this or something similar!
xoxo, All for now.