Chicken Stir Fry Meal Kits

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Chicken Stir Fry Meal KitsMeal kits are a great way to make mealtime quick and easy!! It took me about 10 minutes max to have 4 chicken stir fry kits prepared and in the freezer.  I used pre-cut frozen stir-fry veggies, but you could use any of your favorites.  I also used pre-cooked chicken for convenience, but of course you could cook your own or even use raw chicken and just cook it a little longer at meal time.

I know it might seem silly to pay more for the convenience of pre cut veggies and pre cut/cooked chicken.  Some days I might agree with you, but my goal is to make eating healthy as easy as possible.  That’s why I used to eat so unhealthy – because it was convenient!!  If I can remove that excuse by making healthy meals just as convenient, there’s one less obstacle to deal with.

I started with a giant bag of stir fry veggies from Wal-Mart.  I discarded the sauce packets because I add my own sauce later.  I know that is wasteful, but it was cheaper to buy the big bag with the sauce packets than to buy smaller bags of veggies only.  I already had 4 servings (4 oz each) of chicken in baggies in my freezer.

Ingredients

I measured out 3 cups of the stir-fry veggies into a bag, added the baggie of chicken, and my meal kit was done!  The kits then go into a large freezer bag and go back in the freezer until you are ready to use!  (Note: I prefer to use 1 1/2 cups of stir fry veggies and 1 1/2 cups of broccoli, but I didn’t have any broccoli on hand this time.)  Meal Kits

I think it important to keep the chicken separate if you are using raw chicken.  If you are using pre-cooked chicken, I think you could just throw it all together in the same bag.  Since I already had my chicken portioned out, it made sense for me just to add the bag of chicken on top of my veggies.

To serve, I start with 2 tsp of olive or grapeseed oil in a large skillet.  (The day that I have this is the one day I can guarantee I get my healthy oils in that WW recommends.  I always struggle with this!)  I add in the veggies and chicken and just fry it all together, stirring frequently (as the name implies – stir & fry!).

Stir Fry in Pan

When everything is cooked to my liking, I add in my 2 Tbsp of teriyaki sauce.  I use a sauce called Den Teriyaki that my friend found at Marc’s, but you can use any sauce you like….just watch the calories.  Try to use a sauce that has around 25 calories per tablespoon.  You can completely destroy a healthy meal with a heavy/fatty sauce if you aren’t careful.  Anyway, after I add the sauce, I continue to stir and fry for a couple minutes, until the sauce is warm.  Check out the nice large serving!!  (It looks better when I have more broccoli!)

Stir Fry

This meal is based on a recipe from The Hungry Girl Diet book, and it has quickly become a favorite.  The flavor is awesome, and I love that I can have a huge serving for only 7 Points+.

Chicken Stir Fry Meal Kits
 
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Avoid chinese take out with this QUICK and EASY Stir Fry Meal Kit!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups broccoli (fresh or frozen)
  • 1½ cups stir-fry vegetables (without noodles or sauce)
  • 4 oz cooked chicken (or 5 oz raw)
  • 2 tsp grapeseed or olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp teriyaki sauce (25 calories per Tbsp)
Instructions
To Prepare Meal Kit:
  1. Label plastic bags first. (Trust me - it's much easier!)
  2. Put 1½ cups of broccoli and 1½ cups stir fry veggies into your plastic bag.
  3. Add 4 oz of cooked chicken to your bag. (If you are using raw chicken, use 5 oz and put it in a separate bag BEFORE adding to your meal kit.)
  4. Label a large freezer bag.
  5. Put multiple meal kits into the large freezer bag and put them in the freezer!
To Serve:
  1. Add 2 tsp grapeseed or olive oil to a skillet over medium heat.
  2. If you are using raw chicken, add that to the skillet first. Once it is mostly cooked, add the veggies.
  3. If you are using precooked chicken, just dump your entire meal kit into the skillet.
  4. Stir frequently and fry about 10 minutes - until the veggies and chicken and heated throughout and the veggies start to brown just a bit.
  5. Add 2 Tbsp teriyaki sauce to the skillet.
  6. Stir well. Cook and stir about 2 more minutes to warm up the sauce.
  7. Serve meal on large plate!
Notes
7 Points+
Points+ value was calculated without veggies, since these veggies are 0 points+. Full nutrition stats include vegetables.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: Entire Recipe Calories: 338 Fat: 13 Carbohydrates: 25 Fiber: 4 Protein: 29
 

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