Summer Chicken Stir-Fry

Leigh Beisch
This Summer Chicken Stir-Fry recipe is a quick and easy, not to mention healthy, weeknight dinner that your family will love. Ready in under 25 minutes, this go-to summer chicken dish is colorful and packed with flavor. Pair with a simple green salad for the ultimate meal.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 6 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 187
Fat 7 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 25 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 63 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 365 mg
Calcium 39 mg

Ingredients

3 tablespoons reduced-fat vinaigrette or Italian salad dressing
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into short, thin strips
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
2 cups (6 ounces) snow pea pods, cut diagonally in half
1 red or yellow bell pepper, cut into short, thin strips (about 1 cup)
4 (1-inch) diagonally cut green onions (about 1/2 cup)
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

Preparation

1. Combine dressing, soy sauce, and pepper flakes in a medium bowl; add chicken, tossing to coat.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add snow peas and bell pepper; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add chicken mixture; stir-fry 3 minutes. Add onions; stir-fry 1 minute or until chicken is thoroughly heated and vegetables are crisp-tender. Top with cilantro.

Note:

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June 2005