June 4, 2013

Skinny Stir Fry

It's quite possible that I'm just 27 years late to this party but holy mother of stir fry...WHY have I never made this before? 

I guess when I heard the term "stir fry" I always associated it with egg rolls, fortune cookies and buddha bellies...3 things I strive to stay away from...until one day someone (I don't even know who) posted a picture of her stir fry on the ol' Insta and I thought to myself "I'm totally making that...sans the buddha belly part".

Off to the grocery store I went and two helpings later (for my husband)...we were both in a stir fry coma. Not to mention Beau has requested it twice within a 3 day period. (Two points for the wife!)

Seriously SO easy...gluten-free...pretty gosh darn healthy (if you ask me) and makes for GREAT leftovers? 

Win/win/win



Here's what you'll need:
bag of fresh stir fry veggies (or cut up your own broccoli and carrots) | 4 chicken breasts | 2 C mushrooms, sliced | 1 can sliced water chestnuts | half onion, chopped | 3/4 C gluten-free teriyaki stir fry sauce | 1/8 C low sodium soy sauce | 3 T coconut oil

One. Place unflavored coconut oil in bottom of large skillet (or wok if you're a cool kid and actually own one of those things) and allow to melt. 
*Fun fact: coconut oil helps increase thyroid function, speed up metabolism and burn fat. It's also more stable than olive oil so for cooking purposes, always, always, always use coconut oil. (Olive oil loses it's structure and therefore, becomes harmful to you when you cook it at a high heat. Only use olive oil in cold recipes...i.e. salads)

Two. Toss in chicken first and allow to cook for about 4-5 minutes before throwing in the rest of your veggies.

Next step? You guessed it. Toss in all your veggies.

 
Four. Pour in stir fry sauce and soy sauce and stir.

Five. Call in your lovely assistant for moral support.

Six. Continue stirring until chicken and veggies are cooked thoroughly. Add a little sea salt & pepper, serve over brown rice and friggin' en-joy!

 
This made a TON - at least 5 servings - so  you'll have plenty left over for lunch or dinner the next day. Score!

28 comments:

  1. I so did not know that about olive oil and coconut oil! Def going to use coconut oil from now on! Oh and by the way....this looks delish!

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  2. YUM YUM YUM! We make one with just Ms.Dash lemon pepper seasoning and I could eat the whole thing I swear. Adding this to the recipe box, and thanks for the coconut oil tip!

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  3. I must be 29 years late to the party ;) I am so putting this on my to make for dinner list!! Thanks lady! :)

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  4. thank you for the recipe! pinning it so i can give it a try! :) *

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  5. Pinned it!! :) I LOVE stir fry and this recipe looks/sounds delicious :) Thanks for sharing!

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  6. That looks and sounds really yummy..carb free, too, which is what we do for dinner during the week. Stupid question - Does the coconut oil actually taste like cococut? Because I despise coconut..but I want to be healthy.

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    1. Not stupid at all! There are some that are flavored so yes, they do taste like coconut. Many are unflavored though so that's what I buy and it has no coconut flavor whatsoever! Pinky promise :)

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  7. Yum! I make this all the time! You can also basically use this with quinoa and do a stir fried rice type of thing.

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  8. I just bought the stuff yesterday for my own little version of stir fry, yesterday!! It really is so delish. I will have to try your version soon!!! (minus the shrooms, of course)

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  9. This looks AMAZING and I love stir fry! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Yum in my damn tum. I think I'd have to add some garlic maybe and take out the shrooms. And the day would be made.

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  11. OMG. This looks absolutely DELICIOUS! I've never made stir fry either!!

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  12. MMMMMMMMMM MMMM MMMMMM!!

    if i click my heels together enough while making this will Lil O be at my feet looking up at me?!?! :) I can only hope!

    this looks delicious!!! Stir fry is deff yummy and i like that there are SO many options!!

    muah!
    xoxox

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  13. I LOVE stir fry! Definitely one of my favorite meals! I'll have to test out the coconut oil! We've been using steak in ours lately and it's DE-LICIOUS!

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  14. Looks so easy and yummy!!! I'll be trying it this week! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. We love stir fry at my parents house! Especially if we're watching carbs, it's very friendly!

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  16. now this is what i like, easy, fast, healthy. you go steph coco

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  18. I do skinny stir fry all the time - perhaps you got it from me? LOL. Love it!!! Great way to get lean protein and veggies!

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  19. This looks delish!! I'm definitely trying this next week!

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  20. pinning right now and adding to our meal plan next week. done and done! i am gonna try with some shrimpies :-) yummmy yummy

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  21. I so need to try this! I tend to stay away from stir fry due to all the sodium and MSG but this is a perfect solution to that problem! Must try this recipe!

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  22. I made this last night and it was a hit. It was the first time I have cooked with coconut oil. Thanks!

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  23. I made this tonight and it was amazing! Thank you for always sharing your recipes and encouraging me to eat healthier!! :)

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  24. YUM! We love stir fry nights at our house too! Have you heard of coconut aminos? You can use it in place of the soy sauce and this dish will be even healthier ;) I found mine in the health food section of our grocery store.

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