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Festive Treats & The Best Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

by Courtney on March 18, 2014

Well, I never wound up getting my 50 cent ice cream cone from Stewart’s yesterday, but I did still have some pretty delicious eats on St. Paddy’s Day!

Thankfully, our little Lucas appears to be on the mend and was almost back to his normal self when I picked him up from Erika’s house yesterday afternoon.

lucas

And on a slightly different note, I am completely obsessed with this outfit of his (it’s Amy Coe brand from Babies ‘R’ Us).

lucas

The two of us had our usual QT after work, complete with lots of jumping, standing, and crawling (my gosh, he never stops moving!). While we were hanging out, the doorbell rang and I was greeted with quite a scrumptious delivery…

treat house

Gourmet crispy rice treats from Treat House…and look at how adorably festive they were for St. Patrick’s Day!

st. paddy's day rice krispie treats

I was amazed while looking at the packaging of my Treat House goodies, which displays some of their many incredible sounding flavors, including Caramel Sea Salt, Birthday Cake, S’Mores, and Chocolate Peanut Butter, just to name a few…

treat house

Another cool fact about Treat House? Ten cents of every treat purchased will be donated to the Food Bank for New York City. Gotta love a company who gives back to its community, so be sure to check ‘em out.

st. paddy's day rice krispie treats

I debated on waiting until after dinner to have one, but I couldn’t help but dive right in. I mean, how adorable are they, right?!

chocolate mint rice krispie treatshamrock rice krispie treat

I wound up having the mint chocolate before dinner, and the cute shamrock one after. Both were equally delicious and I had to refrain myself from eating all twelve of ‘em. Thanks again, Treat House!

Seriously though, had it not been for the delicious dinner I knew was on tap for the evening, I probably would have gone for another. But, I couldn’t waste my appetite and miss out on this.

chicken and veggie stir fry

I decided over the weekend that we were going to have stir fry for dinner this week and good god, why do we not make this meal more often? This recipe came out SO freakin’ good. So much so that I just have to share it with you guys.

chicken and veggie stir fry

Not only was it delicious, but it’s healthy AND cooks up in no time. Heeeere ya go…

Easy Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry

  • Servings: About 4
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar (or cider or balsamic)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 bag frozen stir fry veggies
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp reduced sodium chicken broth
  • Cooked brown rice

Directions:

  1. Cook brown rice as directed; set aside and keep warm.
  2. In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup chicken broth, 2 tbsp soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes; set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp canola oil over medium-high heat. Toss chicken pieces in soy sauce then add to skillet. Allow chicken to cook about 5 minutes or until no longer pink; remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  4. In same skillet, add 1/2 tbsp canola oil and onion. Sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic, sauté another 30 seconds. Add frozen stir fry veggies and continue cooking until soft and tender, about 7-8 minutes.
  5. Add chicken back to the skillet along with the stir fry sauce, stirring to coat all veggies and chicken.
  6. In a small dish, stir together cornstarch and chicken broth; add to skillet and stir, making sure everything is coated. Allow to cook an extra 1-2 minutes or until sauce thickens a bit. Serve over cooked brown rice and enjoy!

Alright my friends…with that, I’m off. Happy Tuesday! Smile

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1 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun March 18, 2014 at 6:42 am

Yum! That stir fry looks delicious!! I actually made chocolate mint rice krispie treats this past weekend for my husband and I. They were delicious! They don’t look quite as good on the eyes as these little ones, but it’s the taste that matters right ;-)
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2 Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie March 18, 2014 at 6:51 am

Gourmet rice crispy treats? Is that going to be the next new trend because I can totally jump on that band wagon!
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3 Linz @ Itz Linz March 18, 2014 at 7:45 am

birthday cake and caramel sea salt?!?! i would be ALL.OVER.THOSE!!!
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4 Jenn@Mark My Miles! March 18, 2014 at 7:59 am

What a great festive surprise! I love themed treats, especially ones that give back! I forgot about the quick and easy idea of stir fry…must add to weekly menu! Lately, we’ve been doing lots of pasta…quick, cheap and delicious.
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5 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List March 18, 2014 at 8:08 am

how can you NOT eat a festive rice krispy treat!?!
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6 Parita @ myinnershakti March 18, 2014 at 8:37 am

I may have to try this recipe out soon! But with tofu of course :)

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7 Chrissy @pinkpolishandrunningshoes March 18, 2014 at 8:38 am

I lOVE stir fry. Your’s looks so good! I gotta try it.

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8 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 18, 2014 at 8:39 am

THOSE LOOK INCREDIBLE! Who doesn’t love rice krispy treats?! :)
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9 Courtney March 18, 2014 at 9:23 am

These look great & really tasty! They would make a great gift to mail out…I visited the website though & couldn’t find any prices listed. Any insight? Thanks!

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10 Courtney March 18, 2014 at 9:30 am

They’re $2 a treat / $24 for a 12 pack like the one shown :)

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11 Kim @FITsique March 18, 2014 at 9:24 am

Those are some fancy rice krispie treats!!! That brings back a lot of good childhood memories, although mine were never quite that fancy ;0 Glad the little man is feeling better! Enjoy your week!
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12 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles March 18, 2014 at 9:31 am

stirfries are definitely one of my favourite meals – they’re easy, delicious and they make a ton of leftovers. And it goes without saying that those rice krispie treats are adorable!
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13 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries March 18, 2014 at 9:31 am

Oh my goooosh, that outfit is SO adorable! Is it a onesie?! I can’t tell. I wish we had a Babies ‘R Us closer.

We just had stir fry the other night too! I was thinking the same thing when I made it…”how come I don’t make this more often?!”. It’s so easy and delicious. Hunter actually liked it too! I’ll have to try out your recipe next time. I just cheated and used a store bought sauce – ha!
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14 Jamie @ Dishing Out Health March 18, 2014 at 9:43 am

How adorable and delicious! I’ve never heard of Treat House but definitely need to check out their website. I’ve been loving stir frys lately – so much room for experimenting w/ different veggies and sauces! Leftovers also make the perfect weekday lunch
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15 Lauren @ LoveChocolateLife March 18, 2014 at 9:58 am

First, those treats look delicious !! Second, I agree on the stir fry comment !!! I always forget to make it, and then once I do its SO easy and SO good.. i’m like why don’t I make this more often !?!? Love that your recipe uses frozen veggies to save time def right up my alley ! I am a fan of tasty fast meals thanks :)
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16 jessica March 18, 2014 at 9:59 am

Those treats are adorable! I was pretty happy to find out they deliver nation wide.
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17 Shel@PeachyPalate March 18, 2014 at 10:30 am

I used to live off stir fries, haven’t had one in so long! I’m a total food phase person!

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18 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat March 18, 2014 at 11:44 am

So glad Lucas is on the mend! That’s such great news!

Those little treats look so tasty and I love how festive they are for the holiday!

Mmmm…great stir fry recipe! I haven’t made a stir fry in the longest time, so I’m thinking I need to do that again asap!
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19 FitBritt@MyOwnBalance March 18, 2014 at 11:49 am

I love stir fries! So easy, healthy & delicious!
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20 Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork March 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Treat House sounds so good! And I love that most of them are gluten free! So hard finding yummy GF foods sometimes!
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21 Becky@TheSavedRunner March 18, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Yum that stir fry looks delicious! I am pinning the recipe now so that I can add it to the menu in the next few weeks!

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22 Jenny March 18, 2014 at 2:49 pm

I need those crispy treats and that stir fry in my life!!
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23 Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily March 18, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Those little treats look SO good! I would have had a hard time stopping at just one :)

We love chicken stir fry over here, so quick and easy, your recipe sounds like one I need to try out and soon!
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24 Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment March 18, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Looks like great stir-fry. Will have to plan to make it sometime. The rice crispy treats are totally cute!
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25 Amanda @ A Latte Learn March 18, 2014 at 10:29 pm

What cute festive treats! I love stir-fry. It’s so easy to change up the veggie combos and have a whole, new meal.
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