Cooking With Pia : Chicken Stir-Fry
Cooking With Pia : Chicken Stir-Fry
Episode 1 of Cooking With Pia features an incredibly simple chicken stir-fry recipe. Everyone needs a go-to dish. Make this one yours.
Chicken stir-fry is a fast, easy, simple recipe that delivers a hefty portion of protein and vegetables. When paired with a bed of egg noodles or brown rice, you have the perfect post-lift recovery meal. It's like a good squat - targets all the right places and tastes oh-so-good. The best part though, is that it can be done in under 15 minutes, all in one pan.
So without further ado, here are the ingredients you’ll need:
2 Tbs. Vegetable oil
1 Tbs. Fresh ginger
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp salt
1 Chicken breast, cut into strips or medallions
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 small onion, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup snow peas
2 Tbs. Soy sauce
1/2 tsp. Sugar
1 Tbs. Vinegar (rice vinegar is preferred, but white vinegar suffices, too)
(Optional) Red pepper flakes, to taste
Ready to go? Ok, well here’s a quick look at instructions that you’ll also find in the video:
- Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-medium high heat.
- When the oil is hot (it will move easily and start to sizzle), add the ginger and garlic. Cook for approximately one minute or until the garlic begins to brown.
- Add the chicken to the saucepan. Cook until there is no more pink visible.
- Combine the soy sauce, sugar, and vinegar in a separate bowl. Set aside.
- Add the vegetables of your choice. If the saucepan is overflowing, don't fear! The vegetables will shrink down considerably. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent and bell peppers are limp.
- Stir in the soy sauce mixture and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Throw in some red chili flakes if you like a little spice.
- Serve with egg noodles or over a bed of brown rice.
If you're feeling adventurous, vary your vegetables or your type of protein based on availability. This meal never disappoints and is easy to tweak. Plus, having a signature recipe under your belt never fails to impress the ladies…
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Additionally, should you not have time to make this easy, delicious, chicken sitr-fry recipe (come on 1R, take the time!), 1R would recommend the following supplements:
1. Optimum Nutrition 2:1:1 Recovery - The carbs and protein will help you recover and build lean muscle faster after tough workouts
2. BSN True Mass - A post workout recovery product with 6 different protein sources will ensure that you’re maximizing your workouts
3. Gaspari IntraPro - This post workout protein shake that's loaded with BCAAs, L-Glutamine, and Taurine, will help you recover, and build lean muscle, faster after workouts
About the Author
Pia is a senior at the Johns Hopkins University majoring in the History of Art with a double minor in Entrepreneurship & Management and Museums & Society. Her NCAA athletic career came to a devastating end when the University cut the crew program for budgetary reasons. Although she rows recreationally during the summer, her favorite workouts right now range from Bikram yoga to Crossfit. Beyond her love for sport, however, is a passion for food. A self-proclaimed "foodie", she combines her indulgent love of food with the nutritional demands of an athlete to create balanced and delicious meals. She has no formal training other than competing within a kitchen with her mother and brother, who both have worked in professional kitchens.
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