Your New Favorite Cooking Ingredient

A month ago, I had never even tried quinoa, and now here I am making another tasty quinoa recipe! This time, it's chicken stir-fry featuring some of my favorite fresh seasonal vegetables---over quinoa!

I actually found a great stir-fry recipe on the Kraft website by accident while searching for zucchini recipes. It's funny how you sometimes stumble onto recipes you didn't know you wanted to try!

I adore stir-fry and love rice, but I wanted to try substituting with quinoa for a different twist. It really tasted fantastic, and the KRAFT Lite Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing added the perfect flavor to this dish. It wasn't totally overpowering, so the stir-fry was a hit with my entire family.

I typically use a combination of soy sauce and honey in my stir-fry recipes, but honestly, I'm pretty sold on KRAFT Lite Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing for stir-fry, and it saves me some time, too.

Of course, for an even quicker version of this recipe, you could substitute the fresh seasonal vegetables for a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies!

I really love a good summer stir-fry, with tasty chicken, tender-crisp veggies, and a great sweet and tangy sauce. Combine that with some delicious quinoa and how can you go wrong?

Chicken Stir-Fry over Quinoa

Ingredients
2 tsp. oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
3 cups fresh blanched vegetables (I used snow peas, broccoli and a red pepper or can substitute
3 cups frozen stir-fry veggies)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. soy sauce
½ cup KRAFT Lite Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing
1 8 oz. can water chestnuts
3 cups cooked quinoa

Directions
HEAT oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic; stir-fry until chicken browned.

ADD blanched fresh vegetables (I used snow peas, broccoli, and red pepper strips); stir-fry 5 to 7 min. or until peppers and broccoli are crisp-tender and chicken is done. Add water chestnuts, dressing and soy sauce; stir-fry 3-5 min. or until heated through.

SERVE over prepared, warm quinoa.

For more recipes and ideas, visit my blog at dearcrissy.com.

Article by Kraft TasteMaker Crissy Page. For more recipes and ideas, visit her blog at Dear Crissy.

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