Fast Food: Stir Fry

February 12th, 2009 by katie

My kids will eat almost any Asian food.ย  One easy weeknight meal is a quick chicken or pork stir fry: just sear bite sized pieces of meat, simmer in the stir fry sauce, toss in some veggies and then serve over rice.

Chicken or Pork Stir-Fry

Serve 6, prep 10 min, cook 20 min
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts or pork cutlets, sliced
  • favorite oil or Pam spray
  • stir-fry sauce
  • frozen stir-fry veggies of choice, thawed
  • 1-2 tbsp sesame seeds
  1. Sprinkle skillet with oil or spray with Pam. Heat to high.
  2. Add chopped meat, sear and cook through.
  3. Pour stir-fry sauce over, reduce heat and cook until sauce thickens. Prepare rice.
  4. Stir in thawed veggies, continue cooking just until hot throughout.
  5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice.

I love love love sesame seeds so I buy them pre-toasted in a large jar in the Asian foods section of the grocery store, however you can use plain or toast the seeds yourself. To toast the sesame seeds sprinkle in a dry pan over medium to high heat and stir continuously until browned. Serve stir fry over rice, whatever your preference. My favorite is short grain white rice, often called glutinous or sticky rice. I really like the texture and it is easier to eat with chopsticks-we take our stir fry seriously here in the Chaos household. I buy it in containers labeled “sushi rice.”

Stir-Fry Sauce

serves 6, makes 1 cup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground garlic
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  1. Mix together until cornstarch dissolves, pour into skillet and cook until thickened. Add more water as necessary to thin.

This sauce is really not as sweet as the amount of honey would make you think. It has a subtle, pleasant sweetness and the red pepper flakes give it a nice flavor and heat.

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10 Responses

  1. marguerite

    Yum! I love stir fry!

  2. Melissa

    Mmmm, I’ll take it with pork.

    I think I may have mentioned this katie, but you are becoming one of those people to me now, the ones I will get inspiration from for my weeknight meals. All the ideas on this page are helping me with formulating tonight’s dinner possibilities. Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. noble pig

    I’ll have to try your stir fry sauce it sounds great.

  4. Lins

    Katie!! I used some extra pork we had in the freezer, but I totally had the ingredients for the stir fry sauce and it was amazing! I have finally found a good combo of flavors! (I was using teriakyi sauce and soy sauce not nearly as good!)


  5. Memoria

    YUM! What a quick meal! This looks fantastic!

  6. The Gypsy Chef

    This looks so good. Healthy, tasty and easy. It doesn’t get better than that!
    Lovely blog!

  7. Cam de la Ron

    Ooh, this looks so good. I must admit that I thought it was Mongolian Beef, which I love. This sounds really good too though…

    Sorry Cam, that recipe is here. ๐Ÿ™‚ -Katie

  8. Stacy

    I use Firefox and the nutrition labels come out just fine on my end. Love the recipes! I read quite often. Keep you the great work!

  9. deana (lostpastremembered)

    Great stir fry, looks so good!

  10. Haley

    This was delicious and will now be a staple in our home! I used fresh veggies (broccoli and mushrooms) and just sauteed them first and then reserved them before I cooked the chicken. I can’t wait to eat the leftovers for lunch!

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