Healthy chicken stir fry. This healthy chicken stir fry recipe is a take-off of history's popular Asian chicken stir fry. When it comes to a stir fry, I'm picky. I like my veggies crisp and thick not overly salty sauce covering each piece of chicken.
This healthy chicken stir-fry recipe is delicious and super easy to make! Skip the MSG and other additives that you might get if you ordered take-out and instead pick your favorite fresh veggies and make this simple homemade sauce that pleases the whole family. If you are looking for quick and easy weeknight dinners, and I mean, who isn't? You can cook Healthy chicken stir fry using 19 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Healthy chicken stir fry
Prepare 4 of boneless, skinless chicken breast.
You need 1/2 head of cabbage cut into bite sized pieces.
It’s 1 of onion quartered and julienned.
You need 3 cup of broccoli, steamed.
You need 2 clove of garlic thinly sliced.
It’s 1 tbsp of garlic powder.
You need 1 of about 1/8 teaspoon ginger.
You need 1 1/2 tsp of 5 spice.
You need 1 of olive oil, extra virgin.
It’s 6 of sliced button mushrooms (fresh).
Prepare of sauce (I know a cranberry based sauce sounds kind of odd but trust me it's really good and goes well with the other ingredients.
You need 1/2 cup of dried cranberries.
Prepare 1/2 tbsp of garlic powder.
Prepare 1 dash of ginger.
It’s 1 dash of black pepper.
Prepare 1 small of dash cinnamon.
You need 1 dash of 5 spice.
Prepare 1 pinch of red pepper flake.
You need 1 of about 1 1/2 cup water…or as needed.
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Healthy chicken stir fry step by step
Prepare all ingredients first. Cut chicken into bite size pieces. Steam broccoli. Prepare sauce, direction follows.
Add about 2 TBS olive oil to saute pan and heat. When hot, but not smoking, add half of the onion and garlic and cook about a minute. Keep a close eye on this it will burn if you don't stir it..
Add chicken to onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, till chicken is cooked completely..
While this is cooking add a sprinkle of ginger, 5 spice, and garlic powder. A couple of pinches of ginger and 5 spice in this should be good. A little goes a long way!.
Once the chicken is done, remove from pan into a bowl. The pan is still very hot!. With the pan off of the heat for a minute add about 1-2 TBS olive oil. Place pan back on heat and add cabbage, other half of onion, and mushrooms..
Stir coating all vegetables with oil and cook about 5-7 minutes. You want the cabbage to still be crisp. Add garlic powder, pinch of ginger, couple pinches 5 spice, and some red pepper flake if you like. (Adds a nice little back heat 🙂 ).
When this is finished mix with chicken and add broccoli. Add sauce you made previously :-).
To prepare sauce………… put all ingredients for sauce in small pan. Cook on medium about 30-45 minutes until cranberries are soft. With a wisk stir and mash the sauce while it cooks. It will resemble jelly when it's done. It should not be as thick. While adding sauce to chicken mixture put through a sieve so it'll be smooth. Mix all together, serve with rice..
If you want to go the extra step, try adding bbq sauce or your favorite Asian stir-fry sauce! This chicken stir-fry is a little spicy and a little sweet. Fresh ginger and garlic add a little kick, which is balanced with brown sugar. Remove chicken from marinade, reserving liquid. Cook and stir chicken until slightly pink on the inside.