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Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

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I love stir fry.

My kids balk a little bit at the idea.

I’ve learned if I separate all the components, they’ll gobble it down.

If it’s all stirred together (as stir fry does) they spend most of their time picking around.

It doesn’t make a bit of sense to me because they will dominate casseroles.

But having little kids is often more a game of quickly figuring out <and doing> what works versus contemplating why something doesn’t make sense.

So much of little kid rationale doesn’t make sense to us big people…am I right?

I mean, the milk doesn’t really taste any different out of the blue cup versus the red cup. Does it? And I’m pretty sure the yellow fork works as well as the pink. Yes? No?

And yet…..I find myself ensuring they have the same color plates, cups and utinsils. As well as the same color vitamin.

Because: little kids.

And when stir fry hits the table at our house I take the time to separate things out (to the best of my ability).

Protein, veggies, starch.

Because: just do what works. Your brain doesn’t have capacity to figure out the “why”.

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Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

Protein, Veggie, Simple Sauce, Starch…and done!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Wok

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds chicken cubed
  • 2 bags frozen broccoli
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce gluten free
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • Rice or Rice noodles cooked per package directions

Instructions
 

  • heat olive oil in wok until screamin' hot, add chicken
  • cook chicken until no pink remains, stirring often
  • while chicken cooks, whisk together honey, soy sauce and corn starch
  • when chicken is done cooking, push aside in wok and add sauce and stir while it thickens
  • steam broccoli in microwave
  • add broccoli to chicken and sauce. Stir to coat
  • serve over rice or rice noodles
Keyword celiac safe, chicken main course, dairy free, Dinner, gluten free, stir fry

2 Comments

  • Marian Tomberlin

    What a great story. What mom hasn’t encountered the child who doesn’t want to eat something because their mashed potatoes touched the green beans, etc. The mental picture of kids picking through the stir fry made me laugh! Stir fry is one of my favorite dishes as it’s full of healthy foods and so tasty. Nice recipe!

  • Marian Tomberlin

    What a great story. What mom hasn’t encountered the child who doesn’t want to eat something because their mashed potatoes touched the green beans, etc. The mental picture of kids picking through the stir fry made me laugh! Stir fry is one of my favorite dishes as it’s full of healthy foods and so tasty. Nice recipe!

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