Simple chicken and veggie stir-fry ready in a half hour. Serve with brown rice for an easy weeknight meal!
I have been craving stir-fry like crazy lately! I’ve made it three times the past few weeks :). So, in an effort to share more of my go-to, simple meals it’s time to throw an easy chicken and veggie stir-fry on the blog!
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Easy Cashew Chicken & Veggie Stir-Fry
I love stir-fry because it’s simple to make, quick and a catch-all for tons of veggies! It’s a crowd-pleaser meal. Basically, everyone’s happy to dish up stir-fry! This easy chicken and veggie stir-fry counts as your protein, whole grain and non-starchy veggie for a meal.
Protein + Fiber to Help You Feel Full
The chicken breast provides a great source of lean protein, while the veggies and brown rice are good sources of fiber. Protein and fiber are renown for triggering satiety signals that make you feel satisfied and full.
Goodbyeeee being hungry in two hours! Having bulky meals reduces snacking. So, have this for dinner and you can bet you don’t need that 10 o’clock bedtime snack. Pack your leftovers for lunch and you won’t be scrounging the break room on scarf mode.
Broccoli and carrots are a must for stir-fry, in my opinion. I added in mushrooms for their savory flavor, and they might be my favorite part of this dish! The mushrooms get a delicious glaze with the stir-fry sauce. Mushrooms are known for their umami – the fifth flavor – which spreads across the tongue in a sensational way. The crushed cashews add the perfect crunch to keep the mouthfeel interesting, while adding dimension and flavor.
Feel free to use your creativity with the veggies! Add more variety with what you’ve got in the fridge or pantry. Onions would pair well and adding some garlic or fresh ginger at the end of cooking would be delicious, too! Top it with toasted sesame seeds if you want to be extra fancy.
Without further ado, let’s get to the recipe!