A Quick and Easy Chicken Stir-Fry

I still had some of my rotisserie chicken that needed to be used so into the skillet it went and came out as an easy-peasy, delicious chicken and vegetable stir-fry. Stir-fries are endless in possibilities. All you need is some imagination and creativity and then mix it all together to see what comes out.

Because there are endless possibilities for stir-fries, and this was just using up what I had, I am not going to give you an actual recipe. I will just show you what steps I took to make it.

I started off with the rest of my Costco rotisserie chicken. Once I removed the meat from the bones, I shredded it. Then I added a bunch of fresh vegetables, like carrots, onions, broccoli, mushrooms and corn, and of course garlic and ginger. Once I cooked everything up, I served it all over some brown rice with potstickers on the side. And you KNOW there was wine as well. I served it with a crisp, citrusy chardonnay that went perfectly with the meal.

As the rice was cooking, the vegetables were the first to go into the skillet, since the chicken was already cooked and just needed to be heated up. In a hot skillet or wok (I find there is not much difference between a wok and a skillet when cooking. I think it is all a matter of preference), add some oil and get it nice and hot, then add the vegetables. Cook your hardy vegetables first. Mine were all hardy, so I just cooked everything together. I used hot chili oil this time to add a little extra zip.

When the vegetables were cooked, next came the chicken.

As you all know, I usually make my own sauces, but this time I cheated. I had a fun sauce in my pantry that had my curiosity peaked, so I used that instead of making my own. It was really tasty and full of zesty flavor.

Once the sauce was added, I let everything come to a boil, then reduced the heat to a simmer and let cook for about ten minutes before serving it all up. I topped it all with some fresh basil and dinner was served – al fresco, on our beloved deck since the weather was so nice and beautiful.

Things don’t always have to be complicated or fancy to be good. Often times, the simple things are the best things.

Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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