The first plague of the year just stormed through our home last week. Between coughing my head off and playing Dr. Mom, quick and healthy meals still needed to be put on the table. This fast and colourful Teriyaki Honey Chicken was ready in the 20 minutes that it took for the rice to cook.
Nothing inspires me more to eat more vegetables than to have a nagging cold that just won’t leave. Stir fries are a simple way to ‘eat your rainbow’ as there really are no limits as to what veggies you can put in them. In our house, it’s usually whatever is in the crisper drawer in the fridge. On this day, it was a red pepper, matchstick carrots (I keep a bag of pre-cut in the fridge, but by all means cut up your own if you have some extra time), an onion and a handful of fresh snow peas.
To add some protein, I used about a pound of chicken breast fillets… these are perfect because they are small and require no additional cutting or prep. Other nice protein options would have been shrimp, tofu or even pork.
Teriyaki Honey Chicken – Serves 4
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 lb chicken breast fillets
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into long thin strips
- 1 cup carrots, cut into small matchsticks
- 1 small onion, quartered
- 1 cup fresh snow peas
- 1 package Blue Dragon Honey Teriyaki Stir Fry Sauce
In a large non-stick skillet or wok, heat oil until hot. Add the chicken and get it browned on both sides. When the chicken is almost cooked through, add in the veggies and continue tossing until cooked tender crisp. This combo cooks really quick, so it won’t take long. At the end, mix in the stir fry sauce and continue tossing until everything is very hot.
We had our stir fry on rice, as that was the mainstay of Chelsea’s diet last week (okay, for the last 4 years). Cooked Udon noodles added at the end would also have been delicious. The shots of sake were strictly for medicinal purposes *wink*.
You can always find more East made easy inspiration on Blue Dragon’s blog, Bamboo Room.
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