For the girl who once upon a time couldn’t make a decent chicken stir fry, I sure do have quite a few versions posted on my blog.
Once you get the basic technique down, there are many variations. This was actually my first successful one. Before chicken fried rice, I made this quite a bit. And just like with the fried rice, when the kids see this is for dinner . . . everyone is happy.
I create a basic stir fry but make a little more of the sauce. It’s important to use a LARGE skillet since this ends up being a one-dish meal. See my detailed stir-fry tutorial with the sauce recipe here .
While the chicken is cooking, I boil water and cook five packages of ramen noodles for our family of five.
That’s a lot of noodles. It’s never too much. I don’t add the seasoning packets to the noodles, and when they are cooked I drain them like I would any pasta.
After I add the sauce to the chicken and veggies and it thickens, I add the noodles and gently fold until the sauce is mixed throughout.
My favorite thing about this dish? Broccoli gets so well distributed that it’s virtually un-pick-out-able. I’m pretty sure the picture above was taken on one of those nights (that occur too often) when I didn’t have the amount of broccoli I thought I had in the freezer. Generally, though, there’s more in there and other than the larger stems, the kids decide it’s too much work to get it out.
And just eat it. (Score for Mama.)
Our Menu Plan this week?
Monday – Chicken and Veggies
Tuesday – Spaghetti
Wednesday – Chicken Fried Rice
Thursday – Salad with Chicken on top (Quesadillas for the kids)
Friday – Out to Eat
Saturday – Family Birthday Party
What’s on your menu this week?
I am so sorry to say that it seems Zaycon has gone out of business. I say “seems” because the information I’ve seen says they’ve “suspended” operations and I don’t fully understand what is happening. I’m so so sad about this since this will change how our family keeps our freezer stocked with meat. We’ve been ordering almost all of our chicken, bacon, and shrimp for them for more than five years. If you had ordered recently, I recommend that you call your credit card company or bank (for debit cards) to see what can be done. I’ve heard many people have had success doing this.
I’ll be linking this up to Menu Plan Monday over at Orgjunkie.com.