Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry

Happy Monday! You know what the best way to start your Monday off is? With our Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry Bowl. This is the perfect meal after a weekend of fun, and questionable food choices. This bowl is packed full of flavors and will keep you going for hours!

Sriracha, agave, and soy give this bowl an extra punch of flavor that really makes in unique and special. Give this tasty bowl a try and let us know what you think here or using the hashtag #twoyoungladies

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Agave
  • 2 Tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Peppers
  • 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil,
  • 1 Bunch Asparagus (Trimmed and Cut to bite sized pieces)
  • 4 Teaspoons Garlic (Finely chopped)
  • 1 Teaspoon Toasted Sesame Oil

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

How beautiful is this asparagus? We love asparagus!

Step 1:

In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, agave, sriracha, and red pepper flakes.

Step 2:

Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces, and place in a large bowl or ziplock bag.

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Step 3:

Cover the chicken with about half of the soy mixture. Reserve the rest. Cover the chicken and sit in the fridge for at least thirty minutes (the longer the better) for the flavors to meld.

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Step 4:

Twenty minutes before you plan on cooking dinner, remove the chicken from the fridge.

Step 5:

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over a medium high heat. Saute the asparagus and saute until just under done, you don’t want to over cook them. Remove the asparagus from pan. About two to three minutes.

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Step 6:

Add the remaining oil, and cook the chicken pieces until almost cooked completely through, which is about five minutes.

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Step 7:

Add the chopped garlic, and saute for about 60 seconds. Add the asparagus back into the pan, and the reserved marinade. Cook for another two minutes and just before you take it off the heat, add the 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame oil.

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Serve immediately over rice and top with toasted sesame seeds.

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

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Healthy “Gumbo” Inspired Rice Bowl

Happy Friday followers! We hope you had a good week, and even better morning! One of the first recipes we posted was our Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl, and today’s recipe is another rice bowl! But this time it’s gumbo inspired!

We love a good Gumbo but sometimes you don’t have the time to make a traditional gumbo so this is a great and healthy alternative.

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Healthy Gumbo Rice Bowl

Healthy Gumbo Rice Bowl

Healthy “Gumbo” Inspired Rice Bowl 

Ingredients 

  • 1lb Ground Chicken
  • 1 Green Pepper (Roughly Chopped)
  • 2 Red Peppers (Roughly Chopped)
  • 1 White Onion (Roughly Chopped)
  • Creole Seasoning
  • 1 Cup Uncooked Rice
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth or Water
  • Worcestershire

**You can also add two links of your favorite sausage (cooked) during Step 5!

Step 1: 

In a small saucepan bring two cups of chicken broth or water to a boil. Remove from the heat. (If using water, season was salt)

Step 2: 

In the same saucepan, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil and toast the rice for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the heated broth, raise the heat and bring to a boil.

Step 3:

Once the water is boiling, stir once, reduce the heat, and cover the rice. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the heat, and set aside.

Step 4: 

In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. When the oil is nice and hot add the ground chicken. Season with a little salt and pepper and a couple splashes of worcestershire. Brown the chicken and once finished, remove from the pan and keep the juices with it.

Step 5: 

In the same pan (no need to clean it) heat one more tablespoon of olive oil. Add your chopped onions and peppers. Season liberally with your creole seasoning. When the vegetables are tender but not soft, add your rice, the ground chicken (with the juices) and mix together. If needed, add more creole seasoning.

Healthy Gumbo Rice Bowl

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

So we all know, that when we order Chinese food, no matter what you order, they always give you a ton of rice. More rice than anyone can eat in one sitting, and today’s recipe  utilizes all that extra rice we have sitting in our fridge.

And like most of our recipes, the amount of zucchini, onions and rice is subject to change on how many people you plan on feeding. You can also make this with fresh rice, I did for lunch yesterday and it was delicious!

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl


Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Ingredients 

  • Left over rice
  • 1 to 2 zucchini’s(sliced to half moons)
  • 1 Onion (sliced)
  • Soy Sauce
  • Olive Oil

Step 1:

In a non sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Slice the Zucchini into half moons and the onions into slices.

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Step 2: 

When the oil is hot, add onion and zucchini and a splash of soy sauce. Stir until zucchini and onion soften. Add a couple more dashes of soy sauce to season. You can also add fresh ground pepper to taste.

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Step 3: 

Just before the zucchini and onions are done cooking, add the rice, and a few more dashes of soy sauce to season the rice. Stir until combined and cover until rice is warmed. Remove from heat, and enjoy!

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl