This recipe is something that I recently threw together from the refrigerator with what I had on hand. I stay pretty well stocked most of the time. This is still a quick dinner prep, regardless. (see the other stir fry recipe here.)
I suggest that you refer back to the original stir fry that I wrote up to get more details if you need them. You’ll need one pot with lid to boil up the rice (or rice cooker), two fry pans (or a fry pan and a wok). Get your wooden paddle stir ready!
Don’t be afraid to mess up. That’s how most happy recipes come into existence, and this was just a throw together off the cuff. Use your imagination and skill. Be confident. You know what you like together, so start there.
Spicy Vegetable Stir Fry with Chicken
(If you have a yellow rice recipe use that or Zatarain’s box, don’t make this tougher than it is, as it’s about cooking fast and easy.)
How much is needed of each depends on the party you’re feeding. I made enough for 2 dishes with chicken and 2 dishes without (2 chicken thighs will only serve two people). This dish is easily made vegetarian.
Vegetables: carrots, celery, broccoli, green pepper, mushrooms and a wedge of yellow onion.
Chicken thighs (they retain a better texture than white meat)
Yellow Rice Mix
Needed for cooking vegetables and chicken: sesame oil, soy and Teriyaki, sherry cooking wine. Dried red peppers. Salt, pepper, garlic powder or mince.
Fresh carrots need to be steamed until softened or they won’t cook with the rest of the vegetables on time. I used the same pot with steamer basket, set them aside and then did the rice. Cook the rice according to the box directions.
Chop the other veg while the carrots and rice cook (this just takes keeping an eye peeled on the carrots and stopping to pull them off and then start the rice and back to chopping). Pile the onions, peppers, and celery together to heat first. The broccoli and mushrooms will be added last. Slice chicken in strips.
Heat two skillets, one medium for chicken and a large one for the vegetables. Use sesame oil to fry both the vegetables and chicken. Use only a little bit! It has a strong flavor. This is essential as not to make the chicken taste oily or too sesame.
Throw onion, celery, pepper into large pan. Start cooking chicken in the other. Season both with black pepper and garlic. Add soy, sherry and Teriyaki after first few minutes to chicken. Sherry and soy only to veg.
When the cooking vegetables look nearly done, add broccoli and mushroom to veg with steamed carrots, add a little more soy. Cover to cook fully, stirring occasionally, on lowest heat. You’re basically steaming the stir fry.
Finish cooking chicken, add to vegetables. Plate with yellow rice. Enjoy!