Want a quick and easy dinner for 1, or 5. Just up the quantity of each ingredient! As many of you know I am trying to pick healthier choices this year and this is one of my favourite makeshift meals, that I make. It isn’t new to me and I have been making this up for years. But it tastes so good and I don’t think it’s that bad really. Fairly healthy I would say. If you are vegetarian or vegan there are a lot of meat alternatives to use instead of chicken but chicken is good for this, otherwise I would go for tempura prawns.
Here is the recipe and in less than 10 minutes total, preparation and cooking you will have a peanut nutty sauce stir fry. Again my quantities are for 1 but do up the quantity based on the amount you are cooking for. It’s all about trial and error as well. Eyeball a few things and whatever make sure it tastes delicious.
- 1 small chicken breast (3 tempura prawns)
- A nest of noodles
- 1 calorie spray
- Vegetables of choice (tender stem broccoli and mushrooms)
- A splash of Soy sauce
- A squirt of honey
- 1 tablespoon of smooth peanut butter
- A frying pan
- A saucepan
- Start with a frying pan with half dozen squirts of 1 calorie spray and boil a saucepan of water why you are there.
- Chop up a small chicken breast up into small bite size chunks.
- Fry this in the pan, until 80% cooked.
- Whilst the chicken is cooking, chop up the vegetables you want to stir fry in. For me that is tender stem broccoli and mushrooms.
- When the water is boiled add a slice of the noodles. For me that is 1 of the amounts that come out whole but amend to your portion size. Cook as per the packet instructions.
- When the chicken is nearly cooked add the vegetables to stir fry.
- If the pan seems dry and things are sticking add a splash of water. Not too much though because too much is a huge mistake!
Note: I eat a lot of vegetables because when I was on the larger side, I did weight watchers. So for me most vegetable is free or zero points. Hence why I eat a lot of it.
- Leave everything to simmer and stir occasionally.
- When the noodles are done, drain and leave for a few minutes.
- The chicken and vegetables shouldn’t been too far off cooked.
- Add a swirl of soy sauce, a squirt of honey and a heap tablespoon of peanut butter.
- Mix it all in so the peanut butter doesn’t stay lumpy.
- Then add the noodles.
- Stir all together and plate.
And like that a quick, easy, healthy and delicious dinner after work or school. You really can’t go wrong with a stir fry and I have to admit, I wouldn’t buy a readymade sauce anymore. This is by far way better than you can get off the shelf. Probably healthier or cleaner as well. Not that I am a nutritionist or anything of that nature.
All that in 10 minutes maximum as well. I love to eat this and like I said I do mix between tempura prawns and chicken. If I am using the prawns, I cook them in oven. Then I add them to the vegetables, when I put the sauce together and then the noodles.
What is one of your favourite healthy balanced meals?