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We don’t always have spare hours in the day to cook the gourmet healthy meal of our dreams. If you’re crunched for time, this chicken stir fry recipe can seriously come to the rescue. Brought to us by fitness and nutrition expert Jenn Zerling, founder of JZFitness.com, it meets all of our meal criteria (healthy, delicious, not complicated) and takes under 30 minutes to make.
You’ll just need a few basic ingredients, such as organic chicken breasts and frozen veggies, and then, presto – you’ve got lunch and/or dinner.
We love this healthy-eating tip from Jenn: Always keep a supply of frozen veggies at home. They come in handy when you’re in a rush and need a healthy meal, pronto. By having healthy ingredients conveniently available, you’ll avoid reaching for junk food.
Chicken Stir Fry by Jenn Zerling of JZFitness.com
Empire chicken breast
Asian style stir fry veggies
Soy sauce (usually comes with the stir fry veggies at Trader Joe’s)
Jenn says: “Bring the chicken breasts to the BBQ grill or use a regular frying pan. On the grill, add salt, pepper and garlic powder to the chicken. Cook it through. I usually flatten out the chicken so that it cooks much quicker. Thick chicken breast takes much longer and you must be mindful of not eating raw chicken – gross!
In the meanwhile, take out your bag of frozen Asian style veggies and put the veggies into a wok or big deep pan, after lining the pan with about 4 tbsp of grapeseed oil. After about 1 minute, add in the soy sauce packet that comes with the veggies. If you don’t have a bag of sauce with the veggies, get standard low sodium soy sauce. If you have high blood pressure, be mindful of how much of the sauce you use. Use half the packet or 4 tbsp of low sodium soy sauce. Also avoid too much salt on that chicken, too. Once the chicken is fully cooked, cut it up into cubes and toss into the pan with the veggies, stirring all the contents together and coating the chicken with that sauce. Stir for about a minute and boom, you are ready to eat!”