Orange Garlic Chicken Stir Fry


Orange Garlic Chicken

Forget calling for takeout or delivery when it is nearly as easy (not to mention less expensive and healthier too) to make your own.  Using just 5 common ingredients that are probably already in your pantry and fridge you can serve a delicious homemade healthy chicken stir fry recipe.  This dish is easy to adjust to serve more or less people,  or to go lighter or heavier with flavoring.  Sesame oil will give you a slightly more authentic Asian taste but you can use vegetable or canola oil to fry in as well. Chicken stir fry is a quick, healthy meal that will make everyone happy and requires minimal fuss on your part.

Ingredients:

1 bag frozen stir fry peppers and onions

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

3 cloves fresh garlic

salt and pepper to taste

oil for pan

Orange Garlic Chicken

Directions:

Partially frozen chicken breasts are the easiest to cut- season chicken with salt and pepper then slice into 1/4″ strips.

Orange Garlic Chicken

Drizzle oil in pan- enough to moisten bottom of pan, and heat pan to medium high heat.

Sautee chicken strips until mostly cooked throughout.

Add vegetables and garlic, cook until vegetables are tender-about 5-7 minutes.

Orange Garlic Chicken

Stir in orange juice and soy sauce, turning to coat, cook and additional 2 minutes.

Orange Garlic Chicken

 

Serve over rice.

Orange Garlic Chicken

Garlic Orange Chicken Stir Fry
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Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • - 1 bag frozen stir fry peppers and onions
  • - 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • - ¼ cup soy sauce
  • - ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • - 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • - salt and pepper to taste
  • - oil for pan
Instructions
  1. Partially frozen chicken breasts are the easiest to cut- season chicken with salt and pepper then slice into ¼" strips.
  2. Drizzle oil in pan- enough to moisten bottom of pan, and heat pan to medium high heat.
  3. Sautee chicken strips until mostly cooked throughout.
  4. Add vegetables and garlic, cook until vegetables are tender-about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Stir in orange juice and soy sauce, turning to coat, cook and additional 2 minutes.
  6. Serve over rice.

 

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Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe



Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe

While I am not above ready to go pasta sauce from a jar or can to top my pasta. Sometimes I want a more complex homemade flavor, but I do not want to spend hours cooking down fresh tomatoes. This is my compromise, it definitely  tastes fresher than the jar but can be ready in as little as 20 minutes (but the longer you cook it the more the flavors blend and develop). This easy pasta sauce recipe is simple to make from items that are probably already sitting in your pantry.  Making a meal without meat also makes for a frugal dish as well.

Ingredients:

2-1 4 oz. cans of diced tomatoes (garlic, basil flavored is best)

4 Tbsp. olive oil

2 cloves crushed garlic

1/2 cup grated parmesan

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

easy pasta sauce recipe

Directions:

Lightly brown garlic with olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Stir in diced tomatoes, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.

easy pasta sauce recipe

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-45 minutes.

If you want your sauce smoother you can puree it until desired  consistency is reached in a blender, processor, or with an immersion blender.

Remember to vent the blender when using hot liquids or you will have a kitchen  covered in red sauce and some significant burns.

Serve over your favorite pasta.

Like easy recipes?  Try these Easy Chicken and Dumplings!

Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe
Author: 
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 4 oz. cans of diced tomatoes (garlic, basil flavored is best)
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Lightly brown garlic with olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir in diced tomatoes, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-45 minutes.
  4. If you want your sauce smoother you can puree it until desired consistency is reached in a blender, processor, or with an immersion blender.
  5. Remember to vent the blender when using hot liquids or you will have a kitchen covered in red sauce and some significant burns.
  6. Serve over your favorite pasta.
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Veggie Stir Fry Recipe



Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

Stir Fry is a great choice for a quick and easy meal.  If you choose veggies that can also give you a great break on your grocery bill (meatless is often cheaper).

One of the best  things about a stir fry is that you can use whatever you have on hand and change your oil or sauce to create a completely different flavor.

Use fresh veggies, frozen or a combination of both to create a bowlful of your favorite vegetables.

Ingredients:

3 cups fresh or 1 bag frozen stir fry blend-any combination of  bell peppers, onions, broccoli florets, mushrooms, carrots, snow peas, and water chestnuts.

2 Tbsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. fresh or dried ginger

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

1/2 cup water

Sesame or Canola oil to coat pan

Directions:

Heat oil over medium high heat on stove top.

Toss in vegetables and sauté about 5-6 minutes

Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

Stir in soy sauce, cornstarch, water, and ginger, simmer for 2 additional minutes to thicken.

Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

Serve over rice, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

 Like stir fry?  Check out this Healthy Beef Stir Fry!

Veggie Stir Fry Recipe
Author: 
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups fresh or 1 bag frozen stir fry blend-any combination of bell peppers, onions, broccoli florets, mushrooms, carrots, snow peas, and water chestnuts.
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. fresh or dried ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • ½ cup water
  • sesame or canola oil to coat pan
Instructions
  1. Heat oil over medium high heat on stove top.
  2. Toss in vegetables and sauté about 5-6 minutes
  3. Stir in soy sauce, cornstarch, water and ginger, simmer for 2 additional minutes to thicken.
  4. Serve over rice.
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Recipe For Salisbury Steak

Recipe for Salisbury Steak

I used to love eating Salisbury Steak from the box in the frozen section, but as I have gotten older my tastes have changed and I would much rather have homemade over prepackaged any day.  But homemade oftentimes means a long list of ingredients and a lot of work.  But this Homemade Salisbury Steak truly is simple and quick to pull together- just 5 ingredients, less than 30 minutes start to finish, and dinner is ready to set on the table. Serve with mashed potatoes or butter noodles.

Ingredients:

1-1 1/2 lbs. of lean ground beef

1 egg

1 medium onion

1 10 1/2  oz. can of beef gravy

Pepper and garlic salt to taste

Recipe for Salisbury Steak

Directions:

Slice onion in half and then cut into strips.

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Healthy Beef Stir Fry



Healthy Beef Stir Fry

This Healthy Beef Stir Fry makes for a quick meal, perfect for the end to a busy work day. This recipe is better than take out with far fewer unpronounceable additives, preservative, and who knows what else. Just  5 ingredients work together to create a dish that is light in fat but heavy in flavor.

To keep it healthy use lean cuts of beef-top or bottom round, sirloin, tenderloin, etc.  Using a nonstick pan will mean you use less oil, cutting back on even more fat. Serve over brown rice for an even healthier dinner with added fiber.

Ingredients

1 lb. beef strips, lean cut

1 head of broccoli or add as many veggies and you like!

2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

1 cup low sodium beef broth

canola or vegetable oil to coat pan

Directions:

Whisk beef broth, soy sauce, and cornstarch together in a small bowl.

Healthy Beef Stir Fry

Wash broccoli and chop into small florets.

beef broccoli stir fry

Drizzle just enough oil to coat pan.

Heat oil over high heat.

Add broccoli and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Stir in beef and soy sauce mixture.

Healthy Beef Stir Fry

Continue to cook for an additional 7- 8 minutes until beef is thoroughly cooked, broccoli softened, and most liquid has been absorbed.

Serve over rice or noodles.

 Looking for another healthy option?  Try this Bourbon Glazed Salmon!

 

Healthy Beef Stir Fry
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. beef strips, lean cut
  • 1 head of broccoli or add as many veggies and you like!
  • 2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 cup low sodium beef broth
  • Canola or Vegetable Oil to coat pan
Instructions
  1. Whisk beef broth, soy sauce, and cornstarch together in a small bowl.
  2. Wash broccoli and chop into small florets.
  3. Drizzle just enough oil to coat pan.
  4. Heat oil over high heat.
  5. Add broccoli and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Stir in beef and soy sauce mixture.
  7. Continue to cook for an additional 7- 8 minutes until beef is thoroughly cooked, broccoli softened, and most liquid has been absorbed.
  8. Serve over rice or noodles.

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Chicken Marsala With Mushrooms Recipe

Chicken Marsala With Mushrooms Recipe

Chicken Marsala is a popular dish at Italian restaurants but it is so simple that you can stay home  and recreate it for an evening in.  Masala wine and mushrooms compliment one another to create the amazing  sauce that makes up Chicken Marsala, with a creamy and rich twist on the original.

If you want a lighter sauce simple leave the cream off at the end of the recipe. Just a few simple steps will have you sitting down to a restaurant worthy dinner-high in flavor, low in cost, effort, and time.

Ingredients:

4  boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup Marsala wine
1 cup fresh, sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
1/2  tsp. dried Oregano
1-2 Tbsp. Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Slice chicken breasts in half  or to 1/2″ thickness.

Saute chicken and olive oil in a large skillet for 15-20 minutes until no longer pink/juices run clear.

chicken marsala

Stir in mushrooms and sauté until tender.

chicken marsala

Add in wine, scrapping up all the little flavor bits in the pan as you stir.

chicken marsala

Cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes.

chicken marsala

Add in Oregano, salt and pepper taste.

Whisk in cream and simmer until heated through.

chicken marsala

 

 Need a good deal on the chicken?  Check out Zaycon Foods!

Chicken Marsala
Author: 
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
 
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless. skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup Marsala wine
  • 1 cup fresh, sliced mushrooms
  • ½ cup heavy cream or half and half
  • ½ tsp. dried Oregano
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Slice chicken breasts in half or to ½" thickness
  2. Saute chicken and olive oil in a large skillet for 15-20 minutes until no longer pink/juices run clear.
  3. Stir in mushrooms and sauté until tender.
  4. Add in wine, scrapping up all the little flavor bits in the pan as you stir.
  5. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add in Oregano, salt and pepper taste.
  7. Whisk in cream and simmer until heated through
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Easy Sweet Sour Chicken | Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe



Easy Sweet Sour Chicken

I LOVE Chinese Food but not usually the calorie count that comes with the fried meat and heavy sauces.  I was thrilled to find a lighter version of this recipe without having to consume so many calories.  Plus this has a better shelf life then deep fried chicken!

Ingredients
1 pound of chicken (I got it from Zaycon Foods)
1 bag of frozen stir fry veggies
1 jar of Sweet and Sour sauce (I like La Choy Brand or you can make your own)
1 tablespooon olive oil
1 can Chow Mein Noodles
1 small can of pineapple (optional)

easy sweet sour chicken
This picture is for a double batch!

Directions 
Step 1: Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces

Step 2: Put the olive oil into a skillet and heat

Step 3: Brown the chicken in the skillet- be sure it is cooked all the way through

Easy Sweet Sour Chicken

Step 4: Once it is completely cooked add the frozen veggies- stir the veggies in with the chicken until they are completely cooked

Step 5: Add the Sweet and Sour sauce and the pineapple (optional).  How much sauce you use depends on how you like it!  Stir this just long enough that everything is coated and the sauce is hot all the way through.

Step 6:  Dish out onto plates!  Add the chow mein noodles right before you serve

This is a nice easy meal that can be prepared in about 20 minutes including prep time.  It also reheats great- I usually have leftovers for several days!

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Bourbon Glazed Salmon

 Delicious and flavorful Bourbon Glazed Salmon with a hint of ginger makes for a fabulous dinner choice, whether you are entertaining friends or enjoying a simple dinner for one.  If you love salmon already or you are looking for a tasty way to get some omega-3 fatty acids into your diet this recipe is sure to please, and with only 5 ingredients it couldn’t be easier to prepare.  Serve over white or wild rice with a side of asparagus.

Ingredients:

2 -6 oz. Salmon Filets

3 Tbsp. Bourbon

2 Tbsp. Soy sauce

2 Tbsp. Honey

1-2 cloves Garlic, crushed

sea salt and black pepper to taste

bourbon glazed salmon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Place salmon filets skin side down on a parchment paper  lined baking sheet.

Salt and pepper salmon filets.

Whisk bourbon, soy, honey, and garlic in a small pan over medium heat for 5 minutes until thickened.

bourbon glazed salmon

Brush mixture over salmon, coating well.

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Bake for 12-14 minutes until salmon flakes when poked with a fork.

Need dessert?  Check out this Strawberry Rubarb Cobbler Recipe!

 

Bourbon Glazed Salmon
Author: 
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
 
Bourbon Glazed Salmon
Ingredients
  • 2 -6 oz. Salmon Filets
  • 3 Tbsp. Bourbon
  • 2 Tbsp. Soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic, crushed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Place salmon filets skin side down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  3. Salt and pepper salmon filets.
  4. Whisk bourbon, soy, honey, and garlic in a small pan over medium heat for 5 minutes until thickened.
  5. Brush mixture over salmon, coating well.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes until salmon flakes when poked with a fork.

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Baked Chicken Recipe



Not only does this Baked Chicken Recipe look beautiful to serve but it is moist and full of delicious Italian flavors.  If you have ever wanted to try baking your own chicken but have been intimidated by how difficult it looks, try this simple recipe and impress yourself and everyone else by putting this on the table.  Leftovers can be sliced or shredded and used in- enchiladas, sandwiches, casseroles, chicken salad, pot pie, and more!

 Ingredients:

1 whole chicken

2Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 small orange or lemon

1 1/2 tsp. Garlic salt

2 tsp. dried Rosemary

pepper and sea salt to  taste

Baked Chicken Recipe

Directions:

If your whole chicken contains a bag inside (giblets), remove and discard.

Rinse chicken inside and out thoroughly and pat dry.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

In a small bowl combine; juice of small orange, olive oil, rosemary, pepper  and garlic salt, whisking well.

Roast Chicken

Rub or brush olive oil mixture all over outside of chicken.

Lay chicken breast side down in roasting pan, place squeezed orange halves in cavity with a few pieces of fresh Rosemary if desired, to boost flavor even more.

Roast  Chicken

Bake chicken for 45-60 minutes until thermometer, inserted in center of thigh reaches 165 degrees.

Like this? Check out this Shrimp Fajitas Recipe!

Baked Chicken
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 small orange or lemon
  • 1½ tsp. Garlic salt
  • 2 tsp. dried Rosemary
  • pepper and sea salt to taste
Instructions
  1. If your whole chicken contains a bag inside(giblets), remove and discard.
  2. Rinse chicken inside and out thoroughly and pat dry.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  4. In a small bowl combine; juice of small orange, olive oil, rosemary, pepper and garlic salt, whisking well.
  5. Rub or brush olive oil mixture all over outside of chicken.
  6. Lay chicken breast side down in roasting pan, place squeezed orange halves in cavity with a few pieces of fresh Rosemary if desired, to boost flavor even more.
  7. Bake chicken for 45-60 minutes. Until thermometer, inserted in center of thigh reaches 165 degrees.
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Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells

This Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells recipe requires only 6 ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time.  It makes a fabulous dinner for any night of the week or as a contribution for the next party, I guarantee that  you will definitely leave with an empty dish.   This  is easily made ahead, frozen, and baked again for a fast and convenient freezer meal. These are all ingredients I like to keep on hand for unexpected guests, served with a loaf of garlic bread, and a side salad it makes an impressive dinner to put before friends and family.

Ingredients: 

1  1/2  cups shredded chicken

2 cups frozen spinach, chopped

1-15 oz. container ricotta

1-12 oz. box of jumbo shells

1 -26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce

2 cups shredded Mozzarella, divided in half

Pepper, Garlic and Salt to taste

Directions:

Boil noodles for 8-10 minutes, until tender, drain, and rinse with cold water  to stop  cooking and to make noodles  easier to handle.

Preheat oven to 350

In a medium sized bowl combine; ricotta. half of mozzarella, spinach, chicken, pepper and garlic salt.

 Pour 1 cup of sauce into bottom of pan, and spread to cover.

Distribute filling evenly, stuffing it into each shell.

Spinach stuffed shells

Lay shells in pan, open side up,  top with remaining spaghetti sauce, and remaining Mozzarella cheese.

spinach stuffed shells

Bake in preheated oven, covered with foil for 40 minutes, remove foil and bake and additional 10 minutes to melt cheese.

spinach stuffed shells

Serves 6-8

spinach stuffed shells

 

Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells
Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups frozen spinach, chopped
  • 1-15 oz. container ricotta
  • 1-12 oz. box of jumbo shells
  • 1 -26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella, divided in half
  • pepper and Garlic salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl combine; ricotta. half of mozzarella, spinach, chicken, pepper and garlic salt.
  2. Pour 1 cup of sauce into bottom of pan, and spread to cover.
  3. Distribute filling evenly, stuffing it into each shell.
  4. Lay shells in pan, open side up, top with remaining spaghetti sauce, and remaining Mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated oven, covered with foil for 40 minutes, remove foil and bake and additional 10 minutes to melt cheese.

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