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Your New Favorite Cooking Ingredient

July 29, 2013

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

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

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.

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Your New Favorite Cooking Ingredient
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