Spring Vegetable and Chicken Stir Fry

19 Mar

Spring Vegetable and Chicken Stir FryWith the great variety of spring vegetables surfacing at the Farmers Market and not enough time to prepare each one in some new way, we’ve been making a lot of stir fries. I don’t have a wok but have found that a frying pan works well too. The beauty of this type of preparation is its simplicity and versatility. You can use any combination of veggies and add either uncooked or leftover chicken, beef, pork or fish (if already cooked, add toward the end). Then incorporate whatever seasoning you like. With the recipe below, the leeks, onions, mushrooms and garlic hold so much flavor that very little additional spicing is needed.

Tips:

  • Dice your vegetables before you begin cooking so you can easily add as you go
  • Dry your vegetables as best you can before adding to the pan so that they brown rather than steam
  • You can make a great soup with the leftovers by heating them up in a pan and adding broth and seasoning

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Carrots, diced
  • 1 Beet, cubed
  • 2 handfuls Broccoli Florets
  • 12 Brussels Sprouts, halved or quartered depending on size
  • 1 Leek, chopped
  • 6 Spring Onions, chopped
  • 2 Boneless Chicken Breast, cut in large bite sized pieces
  • 8-10 Mushroom, White Button and/or Crimini, sliced
  • 5 Kale Leaves, vane removed, sliced thin
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, pressed
  • 3 shakes of Soy Sauce, approximately a tablespoon and half
  • Seasoning Salt or Salt, Pepper and Thyme, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oils over medium-low heat in a frying pan, preferably cast iron
  2. Add vegetables and chicken in the following order, based on their cooking time, stirring occasionally for about a minute before adding the next:
    • Carrots and Beets
    • Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Leek and Onions
    • Chicken and Mushrooms
    • Kale, Garlic, Soy Sauce and Seasonings
  3. Place a top on the pan and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes or until chicken is done
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