chicken stir-fry

3a3c5fa4-14ec-4bb2-a842-6589132180e5.jpgQuick, easy dinners are my favorite; especially because I tend to cook most of my meals in the mornings before I have to be at work. This chicken stir-fry dish is tasty, healthy and simple to make! Plus, this recipe is great for two, with plenty for leftovers! Happy cooking!

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of orange juice, no pulp
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 bag of brown or white rice

014e6ce6-aa5e-43eb-acd8-08b63b025b66.jpgAdd the olive oil to a skillet over medium heat, then add in the chicken and sauté for four minutes. Remove the chicken, and add in the onion. Once the onion is translucent, add in the peppers. Cook the peppers and onion for three minutes before adding the chicken back in.

Processed with VSCO with a5 presetIn a bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, cornstarch, orange juice, ground ginger, black pepper and salt. Once combined, pour over the chicken, peppers and onion. Continue to cook for eight more minutes.

In the meantime, cook one bag of brown or white rice, depending on your preference, and add it to the stir-fry once it’s done. Mix everything together, and enjoy!

healthy shrimp tacos

I am all about fast, easy and healthy meals during the week, and this recipe for cilantro lime shrimp tacos checks all of those boxes. Try this recipe for your next Taco Tuesday!

Ingredients (serves 2 to 4 people):
• 1 bag of frozen, uncooked, peeled and deveined shrimp
• 1 large container of Greek yogurt (I use FAGE Non-Fat yogurt)
• 1 lime
• Fresh cilantro
• Cayenne pepper
• Whole wheat tortillas
• Salt and pepper for flavor

Start by defrosting the uncooked shrimp, removing the tails and rinsing it clean. Cut the shrimp into small, bite-sized pieces, and add it into a skillet with a splash of olive oil over medium heat. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper for flavor, and cook the shrimp until it turns pink. Be sure to toss the shrimp periodically as it is cooking.

IMG_5499While the shrimp is cooking, put the Greek yogurt into a bowl and combine it with the juice of half of a lime, a handful of chopped cilantro and a few dashes of cayenne pepper. Mix all of the ingredients together, and add more lime, cilantro or cayenne pepper if you feel necessary.

IMG_5507To assemble the shrimp tacos, lay out a tortilla, add the Greek yogurt mixture and top with some shrimp. Feel free to add in any other healthy toppings you may like, such as shredded lettuce, tomatoes or avocado. Share your take on these healthy shrimp tacos in the comments below or tag me on Instagram @ livingsimplygray. I hope you enjoy!