Stir frying is easy and delicious. I make myself stir fry at least three times a week because it’s a quick, healthy meal that can be prepped ahead of time, perfect to come home to after a long day of classes. Additionally, it only requires one pan so there is less to clean up! Here is one of my favorite combinations of veggies to use. How do you make your stir fry? Let me know in the comments!
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup broccoli, chopped
- 4 ounce chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
- Crushed red pepper to taste
- Chop all vegetables and set aside.
- Add 1 tbsp EVOO into frying pan over medium heat (4 or 5).
- Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and add to hot EVOO.
- Allow chicken to cook for 2 or 3 minutes before adding vegetables (cover pan with lid to prevent oil splattering).
- Add vegetables to pan and let everything fry for about 6 minutes (or until chicken juices run clear/no longer pink center), stirring occasionally.
- Add as much crushed red pepper as you’d like to enhance flavor.
- Pour onto your favorite plate and enjoy!
There’s your stir fry 101. Different vegetables and meat can easily be substituted and a variety of sauces can be added to change the flavor around. The possibilities are endless! In fact, some students even add ramen into their stir fry!