Do you struggle with ideas for dinner? Well, this is a simple yet satisfying recipe that your whole family will enjoy. It is also so very versatile, so you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand.
Because of the versatility of this recipe, you can vary the amounts of these ingredients as well. I’m just estimating what was used since I don’t measure with this throw together recipe.
3 chicken tenderloins, chopped into chunks
1 medium onion, cut in small pieces
2 handfuls of baby carrots, chopped into medium chunks
2 medium zucchinis, sliced
Small bag of asparagus, chopped into one inch pieces after being trimmed
1/2 cup of leftover basmati rice
2 tablespoons soy sauce or to taste
1. Coat cast iron skillet with a little canola oil, then place onions, carrots, zucchini, and asparagus in the skillet. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook in the oven at 400 degrees until tender. This may take up to an hour depending on the size of your vegetables. (This is completely optional. You can cook these on the stove top if you prefer, but using the oven means you don’t have to watch them as closely, plus the flavor of slow cooking the vegetables is amazing.)
2. When the vegetables are almost done, using a wok or large skillet, cook the chicken in olive oil (season with salt and pepper). Once chicken is done, put in a bowl to the side.
3. Using the same pan, add a little oil, then scramble the eggs (seasoning with a little salt and pepper). After they are cooked thoroughly, place in the same bowl as the chicken.
4. Again, using the same pan, add more olive oil (make sure you pan is hot for this step) and cook the leftover basmati rice. You want to add a little crispiness to the rice, which is why you want the pan hot.
5. When the rice is done (less than 5 minutes), add vegetables, chicken, and eggs to your pan. Mix together and add soy sauce to taste. Stir together for a few minutes or so, just to incorporate the flavors.
6. Serve and enjoy!
Please note, the amount of chicken may look minuscule, but that is because I am cutting back on our consumption of animal protein when other protein sources are present. Feel free to increase the amount of chicken if desired. Also, leftover plain rice is the best. Fresh rice is hard to crisp. Finally, be sure not to salt vegetables, chicken, and eggs too much since you will be using soy sauce in the last step. A light sprinkle is adequate.
Tags: chicken recipes