Game Days – Recipe: Chicken Stir-Fry

Since it is still hot, and we have not received any rain, allergy season has hit us all hard.  I was the one in the family who never had any allergy symptoms until this past year.  And, now, I am sniffling and sneezing right along with everyone else.

If you have allergies, you know how it can just wipe you out.  Well, I had a cold last week, followed by more allergies this week, so I have been taking it easy.  Summer loves taking it easy days because that means that we stay in our pajamas, play games, and watch movies while the boys are at school.  Yes, I am admitting that we have stayed in our pajamas for the past two days.  And, you know what?  It has been great.  Sometimes slowing down and taking it easy is just what the doctor ordered.

So, we have been playing a lot of games – Bingo, Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, Hi-Ho Cherry-O, and Operation.  My girl loves to play games.

Needless to say, my creative juices were zapped today, too, so I decided to post a family favorite recipe – Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry.  Honestly, besides the fact that it is truly delicious, one of the things that I love about this recipe is that you can do whatever you want to with it.  You can use beef or shrimp instead of chicken, add what vegetables you prefer, and even switch out the broth to beef or vegetable broth.  Just have fun with it, and make it your own.

Chicken Stir-Fry

Chicken Stir-Fry


2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 glove of garlic, chopped

3-4 chicken breasts, cut into cubes

1 red bell pepper, cut up or sliced

1 green bell pepper, cut up or sliced

1 cup broccoli

1/4 cup carrots

1 yellow squash, cut up

1/2 cup soy sauce (wheat free)

1 cup chicken broth

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

1 Tablespoon fish sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 Tablespoon corn starch

salt – about 1 teaspoon

pepper – about 1 teaspoon


  1. Add olive oil to stir-fry pan; heat to medium high heat.
  2. Add chicken and garlic; season with salt and pepper.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, whisk together soy sauce, chicken broth, brown sugar, fish sauce, sesame oil, and corn starch.
  4. Cook chicken until slightly pink (about 10 minutes) and then add the vegetables.
  5. Cook another 5 minutes.
  6. Add the soy sauce mixture and cook another 3-5 minutes.
  7. When the sauce starts to thicken, remove from heat. Serve over rice.

I know that there will be busy days and weeks ahead, so I am really soaking up this week.

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3 Responses to Game Days – Recipe: Chicken Stir-Fry

  1. Sounds like a good time playing games all day in jammies!

    I need to make more stir fry dishes, they are healthier. Will work on that.

    • Natalie says:

      I love pajama days. I usually reserve them for the weekends, but, really, we had nothing better to do the past two days than just watch movies and play games. So, why not?! 🙂 My youngest little will be in Kindergarten next year, so I am soaking up all of these days while I can.

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