One-Pan Fall Meal: Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

Denise Austin
by Denise Austin | 
I love a one-pot or one-pan meal...easy to make, and easy to clean! This recipe is one that not only offers amazing flavors and textures, but is comforting as well - perfect for cooler fall evenings! The healthy benefits of this meal include:

Protein - lean chicken breast is an excellent source of protein which we need to keep our muscles healthy

Fiber - the veggies and brown rice offer up fiber, which helps keep us regular and our skin looking amazing!

Inflammation fighters - ginger and garlic can both help to fight inflammation - and garlic is good for heart health, too!

This recipe serves two, but you can easily double this recipe for guests, and serve with additional veggies, or half the recipe if you are cooking for one (though this does make excellent leftovers!).

    Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

    2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces uniform in size
    2 tsp. olive oil
    1⁄2 tsp. fresh ginger, grated 
    1 tsp. soy sauce 
    1 garlic clove, minced 
    1 cup frozen vegetables 
    1 packet frozen brown rice
    Red pepper flakes, to taste


    1. Sauté chicken in a nonstick pan with the olive oil and grated ginger until almost fully cooked, about 4 minutes per side. Add in garlic for last 30 seconds of cooking time, then remove chicken from pan and place in a large bowl for serving. Add the frozen vegetables to the pan and cook until tender, 3-4 minutes.

    2. While the vegetables cook, place frozen rice packet in the microwave and cook according to directions.

    3. Once steamed, carefully open rice packet and put contents into the pan with the vegetables, soy sauce and red pepper flakes. Once mixed together, move the chicken in the serving bowl to one side, and add the rice and veggie mixture to the other side. 

    Serve with additional soy sauce and red pepper flakes and enjoy! And if you like recipes like this, then keep your eyes out for my all new Fit Over 50: Fall Into Fitness magazine! It launches late September 2022, and includes recipes, cooking tips and more!

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