Super Simple Stir-Fry
I’ve been eating this super simple stir-fry meal like it’s going out of style. It perfectly fits all of the essential components I look for when I’m building my meals- it’s packed full of veggies and protein, it’s so easy, it’s incredibly tasty and it can be thrown together in a flash.
I had such a hard time coming up with a title for this super simple stir-fry recipe. A couple of names I tossed around were “everything, but the kitchen sink stir-fry”, “healthy stir-fry”, “my favorite stir-fry” and “my go-to lunch or dinner recipe”- just to name a few.
I’m going to give you a guide to follow for recreating this effortless dish, but the truth is, I just throw in the veggies and protein that I’m craving and have on-hand. I typically buy a huge bag of broccoli florets from Costco, so they’re usually always in the mix and I’m absolutely obsessed with Trader Joe’s all-natural chicken patties, so those have been my protein of choice lately. For a little extra staying power, I also like to add a carb into the mix.
Some other goodies I like to throw in my super simple stir-fry, if they’re hanging out in my fridge-
leftover chicken breast
shredded rotisserie chicken
leftover salmon, shrimp or cod
shredded or sliced carrots
diced sweet peppers or bell peppers
sweet potato cubes
red potato cubes
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil coconut oil or cooking spray
- 4 cups mixed veggies- broccoli florets and sliced bell pepper
- 1 cup quinoa and brown rice mix from Seeds of Change
- 2 all-natural chicken patties cooked and diced
- 2 tablespoons give or take- I don't measure and just drizzle some over the topliquid aminos, tamari or soy sauce
- salt & pepper to taste
- Optional: Everyday Seasoning from Trader Joe's or other favorite seasoning to taste
Heat about 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large skillet at medium-heat.
While skillet is heating, chop veggies and toss them in the skillet with salt, pepper and Everyday Seasoning (optional). Allow veggies to cook until soft for about 10 mins; stirring occasionally.
While veggies are cooking, cook chicken patties in a separate small skillet.** Alternatively, dice chicken patties and cook along with veggies in large skillet.
While veggies and protein are cooking, microwave Seeds of Change quinoa brown rice mix according to package instructions. Alternatively, use cooked quinoa, brown rice or potato.
***Serve ingredients in two bowls- 1 patty, 2 cups veggies and 1/2 cup carb per bowl.
*This is simply a guide from one particular day, I cooked up the stir-fry bowl, pictured. I often change it up and mix and match the proteins, veggies and carbs included. Feel free to get creative and enjoy!
**I cook my chicken patty in a separate small skillet, flipping onto both sides until it is cooked through. I dice it after cooking. The protein source could also be cooked with the veggies.
***I often 1/2 this recipe and make it for myself. Sometimes I make a few servings to store in the fridge for lunches throughout the week.