This 30 minute Healthy Chicken Stir Fry is a great way to get in a ton of veggies into a weeknight supper. Serve it over top of brown rice for tons of fiber!
Quick and Easy
Ready in 30 minutes
There are nearly 500 (!) recipes on this website. I’ve been cooking things, taking pictures, and posting recipes on the internet for all to see for almost six years now. And yet, somehow, I still don’t have all of my go-to, staple, can-always-count-on-it recipes posted.
Walk into my kitchen on any given weeknight (or pop in and watch on Snapchat —> wholefully) and guess what you’d probably find me making? This Healthy Chicken Stir Fry. Even though it’s a staple in our house, it has somehow escaped the viewfinder of the blog up until now. That changes today.
The interesting thing about this dish is it’s exactly the kind of thing I never would have eaten a few years ago. Two common flavorings in stir fry—soy sauce and ginger—are not my most favorite of flavors. People are always shocked when I tell them that!
But I’ve made a lot of progress over the past few years. I actually like ginger now (in small doses), and I can tolerate soy sauce when it’s a base flavor in a sauce or marinade. You still won’t find my dousing my rice in soy sauce anytime soon, but I’m proud of my palate for evolving! And it’s evolved right into loving this simple, healthy, weeknight stir fry. I love this quick dinner!
One of the biggest hurdles I think people have when they first start eating more healthfully is the increased time commitment for food prep. I can’t deny it. Cooking healthy, fresh, whole foods requires more prep time than hitting up a drive through or baking a frozen pizza.
But, just because you want to eat healthier doesn’t mean you have to suddenly commit to cooking for three hours every day after work (you can if you like and it makes you happy, but you don’t have to). There are tons of healthy recipes out there that are almost as fast as fast food. I’m a big believer in doing what you can with what you have when you have it. And if you have only a half hour to cook meal for your family on a busy Tuesday evening, buckle down and figure out how you can make the best of those 30 minutes!
When thinking about how to compress cooking a healthy meal into a time crunch, I’m a fan of using wholesome products that save you some precious minutes without sacrificing any nutrition. Minute® Brown Rice is a great example of one of these products! It’s nutritionally the same as the long-cook brown rice you can get in the grocery store, but because it is parboiled, it cooks in a flash. Normal brown rice can take upwards of 40 minutes to cook, but Minute Brown Rice is ready in 1/4 of that time! It’s a great pantry staple to have in your kitchen for crazy weeknight dinners.
This stir fry recipe is infinitely adaptable (just like all stir fry recipes). I love this combo of veggies, but if you don’t like mushrooms, leave them out. Want to use shrimp instead of chicken? Go for it. Want to make it meatless? Rock on. Want to make it gluten-free? Use tamari instead of soy sauce (thankfully, Minute Brown Rice is naturally gluten-free—so no issues there). Make this your own! Enjoy.