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Megans Cookin: Easy Chinese Stir Fry with Chicken

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Easy Chinese Stir Fry with Chicken

 Easy Chinese Chicken Stir Fry

 When I was in my early forties, my girlfriend and I were starting a new exercise program. Since we hadn’t been to the gym in awhile, we decided to take the class that was geared toward the 50 and over crowd, called Young at Heart.

We showed up on this particular day, feeling playful and goofy, laughing and having a good time. This older gentleman came up to us and said, “When you hit 50, it’s not so funny anymore.”


Those words have stuck with me for years now and guess what? I’m 50 years old and it’s not funny anymore. It’s time for some changes!


I have joined Lori AKA Recipe Girl in her 10in10 challenge. It’s building a better you in the first 10 weeks of 2010. Whether you want to lose weight, start exercising, eat healthy, quit smoking, what ever it is that you want to change, now is the time. And it’s not to late to sign up! It’s a new decade, a new year, a new you. Because apparently when you hit 50, it’s not so funny anymore!aerobicsga7

My goals for 2010 are to eat healthier, yes shed a few of those unwanted pounds, and exercise more. I’m starting with baby steps here because I don't want to set myself up for failure. I’m aiming for walking the nearby 3 mile trail at least 3 days a week, and eating healthier meals. I want to cut back on the butter and the white stuff (flour and sugar). I just want to stretch my body, build endurance, and feel better.Easy Chinese Chicken Stir Fry

This quick and easy Chinese stir fry fit into this plan perfectly. It was a light and tasty dinner and I was excited to have the leftovers for lunch the next day. I always know a dish is a winner if it can get me excited for lunch the next day!

Easy Chinese Stir Fry

(Printable Recipe)

Inspired by Kraft

  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 1 lb.  chicken
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 1/3 cup   Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
  • 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 2   green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar snap peas
  • 3 ounces Udon noodles (1 bundle)

HEAT oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add meat and carrots; cook and stir 5 min.

STIR in dressing and hoisin sauce; stir-fry 7 min. or until carrots are crisp-tender, stirring frequently.


Boil noodles in boiling water for 4 minutes. drain and add noodles right to stir fry.

ADD onions;and pea, cook 1 min.

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Anonymous Amy from She Wears Many Hats said...

Way to go. This definitely looks like a good start. Cutting calories without taste and a good crunch. I'll be trying this one soon.

January 13, 2010 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Great goals for the challenge! You know where to find me if you need help:) Love this dish!

January 13, 2010 at 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I rarely made chinese food at home, but I love to! This looks so delish. ANd your goals are awesome! :)

January 13, 2010 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

Good luck with your Ten in 10, I am doing it too. I have been eating quite a few stir fries since I started, they are great way to cook vegetables quickly and make a satisfying meal.

January 13, 2010 at 10:42 AM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

Well I love stir fry and easy...well that's even better!!

January 13, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger 5 Star Foodie said...

The stir fry sounds fantastic! Good luck with your healthy goals!

January 13, 2010 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Good luck with the challenge! This stir-fry sounds so good! We always make ours with rice, and I get so sick of rice. Udon noodles would be a nice change!

January 13, 2010 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger April said...

This look super yummy and healthy! Where did you find the Udon noodles?

January 13, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

April, I found my udon and soba noodles at World Market I think. They might carry them in the asian part of your local supermarket! :)

January 13, 2010 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

So good to know it's not going to be funny any more! The stir fry looks fresh and tasty! I need to try Udon noodles!

January 13, 2010 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger Lyndsey said...

Looks so good! Great job and keep up the good work! I'm right behind you...or ahead of you?

January 13, 2010 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

wonderful stirfry to ring in the new year!

January 13, 2010 at 5:54 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

I love your plan, baby steps are a great way to go! I'm going to check this out. Thanks for the tip!

January 13, 2010 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I LOVE stir fry and this looks great! I definitely need to get on the bandwagon and shed off those 12 weeks of xmas cookies ;D

January 13, 2010 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Coleen's Recipes said...

I have the same goal and I like your idea of baby steps.

January 14, 2010 at 1:48 AM  
Blogger HoneyB said...

Congrats on starting the 10 in 10! Once you get into it you will feel exhiliarted! I am a runner and it is so addicting. Since the Dr gave me the go ahead to do that again I have felt much happer even!

Your stirfry looks yummy!

January 14, 2010 at 1:49 AM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

That sounds absolutely delish.. and the healthiness just shines through!

January 14, 2010 at 4:15 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

You can still make it funny :) Good luck and great job taking baby steps! It's the best way to go!

January 14, 2010 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Sweet and Savory said...

I am with you on baby steps. I find that being realistic makes it happen.

January 14, 2010 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

The skeleton exercising is hysterical! LOLLOLOLLOL! I'm really enjoying 10in10 and have made 2 Weight Watchers recipes and both were pretty good!

Good luck!

January 15, 2010 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger Krista said...

Good luck with you goals! I need to set some of my own! This sounds like a good idea and that stir fry looks delicious!

January 16, 2010 at 7:42 AM  

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