So simple it's sure to please the working Mom or Dad

It's 5:30 pm and you've just gotten home from a long day at work. The last thing you want to do is get in that kitchen and put together a big whoop di doo, leaving a sink full of dishes. It's Monday, for Pete's sake and this is the evening to make it simple!

Well, believe it or not, this recipe will only cause you to dirty one pan, yes ONE pan! This wonderful Chicken Stir Fry Medley is as perfect for dinner for one as it is for four. Just change the quantities and you're there. Isn't wonderful that we can create such flavorful and easy on the eyes entrees that are so simple to put together and doesn't leave you slaving in the kitchen from start to clean. Fancy entrees are totally fine and appropriate; however, you deserve a break this evening because you've earned it.

This dish combines Asian flair with American ease. Here's what you need:

2 to 3 large chicken breasts, bone in or off, cut in 3rds
2 cups of mung bean sprouts
2 small bok choys, sliced
1/2 lb of your choice of small mushrooms
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
1/4 cup of peanut oil
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
Pepper to taste

You will first notice there aren't that many ingredients in this dish. That's good! Less prep time, less complication. If you wish to additional items, feel free to do so, it's your choice. Add chopped green onions, peanuts, peas, fresh green beans.

Begin by prepping all your ingredients, that means, slicing, chopping, etc... Having everything ready will save you time. This dish by the way, should only take about 30 minutes to make!

Heat the peanut oil in a skillet or wok over medium heat.  Rub pepper over the chicken pieces. If you want, you can rub some of the soy sauce over it and just an additional tablespoon full. Once the oil is heated, saute the chicken until golden brown, turning the pieces over on all sides. This should take no more than 12 to 15 minutes.

Now remove the chicken and set aside. Remove the excess oil and scrape any "burnt" spots on the pan bottom, but take care to not remove the good spots.... you know what I mean. If you need to, add a tablespoon of peanut oil (or sesame). Over medium heat, once the pan gets hot again, add all the vegetables and saute for a few minutes. Now add the remainder of the soy sauce and the oyster sauce stirring to coat all the vegetables. Saute for another minute and remove to a serving platter. Place the chicken breast on top and serve hot.

See how easy that was? You can make absolutely wonderful dishes for your family or yourself without trouble. Need starch? Just steam a cup of rice. How simple was that? Enjoy :)


  1. Mmmmm...this looks absolutely delicious! After spending all day cleaning the pool and filter to boot, this definitely would have been more tastey than what my family settled for!!! Thanks for sharing! :) Monique in AZ

  2. This is perfect for a lazybones like me. Funny, I'm directing a short play where mung beans are important and was just searching for recipes that contained them... and were delicious... and here you are.

  3. You remind me how long it's been since I've cooked a bit of Asian food. I love this kind of cooking!

  4. it looks delicious!