Confession… I am a lazy cook! That is why most of the recipes in my cookbook take 15-30 minutes and one pan to make. It is why I absolutely love stir-frys and let my children learn early how to help prepare and cook them.
My chicken vegetable stir-fry includes chicken, onions, summer squash, and broccoli, but can be substituted with any of your favorite veggies! This is one of the fast dinners I make when we are on the run. It isn’t fancy, but it tastes great and the kids always eat it!
Chicken Vegetable Stir-Fry
Chicken vegetable stir-fry is excellent served over rice (if you eat rice), and we usually top it with coconut aminos (similar to soy sauce).
It is a very versatile recipe and different seasonings can change the taste to make a completely different dish. I’ve used many of my homemade herb and spice blends on this stir-fry. Some of my favorites to use with this are curry powder, Cajun seasoning, and Italian seasoning.
If you want a quick and healthy meal idea, give this one a try!
Chicken Vegetable Stir-Fry Recipe
- 3 chicken breasts (or 6 thighs)
- 3 TBSP butter (or coconut oil)
- 2 medium onions
- 3 medium yellow squash (or zucchini)
- 1 bag frozen broccoli
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp basil
- Chop chicken and vegetables
- Heat large skillet or wok to medium high heat, melt butter in it
- Add chicken and cook, stirring constantly until cooked.
- Add seasonings (if desired) to chicken as you go
- Add vegetables and cook until slightly soft. I suggest adding onions first, then squash a few minutes later, then broccoli at the end.
- Season more if desired
- Serve when fully cooked
What’s your favorite stir-fry?
Discussion (4 Comments)
Can coconut oil be subbed for butter? Also, once chicken is cooked, do you remove it
from wok to stir fry veggies?
You can totally use coconut oil for butter, it will just taste slightly less savory. Sometimes I add a pinch more salt. And yes, you can remove the chicken.
Imma try this tonight with fresh corn instead of broccoli
perfect quick dinner. I wish more people understood cooking isn’t hard and it need not take all day long. Its better to make a meal like this than go to some drive thru and get some mashed up cardboard and chemicals and say that’s dinner…