My poor husband gets a little bored with our meals…

But, to be fair, sometimes it’s just EASIER to stick with what you know — especially when it’s fast, good, and easy, RIGHT?!

But I came across a new recipe that looked delicious: Coconut Chicken Stir-Fry!

The only problem was, I didn’t have *quite* everything on hand, and if you know me, you know I love my veggies, so I decided I’ll add some more!

Healthy Coconut Chicken StirfryBest of all, I had almost everything I would need to make my own version! I also had a boneless, skinless rotisserie chicken from Costco — it’s rare you won’t find this in our fridge as it makes dinner time so easy. We use it for everything; salads, wraps, tacos, seasoned, and simply on its own!

So, I used it for this recipe, too!

The only thing I was missing was lime juice! But I learned a new trick... 

Don’t have lime juice? Apple cider vinegar worked just great 😊

Apparently, there are a lot of things you can use in lieu of lime juice (i.e. lemon juice and other kinds of vinegar) that I might have to try another time. Thankfully, this substitution worked well, so, I’ll be keeping it in my recipe!

Healthy Coconut Chicken Stir-Fry BowlThis made a TON of leftovers — I ended up having it again 2 nights later by simply sauteing more veggies (zucchini, broccoli, & onion) as we had eaten a good chunk of the veggies out the first night!

Coconut Chicken & Veggie Stir-Fry Bowl
 
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Ingredients
Coconut Sauce:
  • 1 (14 ounce) can of lite coconut milk
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger*
  • 1 tbsp lemongrass*
Stir-Fry:
  • 1 lbs cooked boneless skinless chicken breast**
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 green onions chopped (separating white & green portions)
  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 sweet onion

Instructions
  1. First, make the coconut sauce in a medium bowl. Whisk together coconut milk, chicken broth, apple cider vinegar, honey, cornstarch, ginger & lemongrass until combined. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. Season the pre-cooked chicken with salt & pepper to taste.
  3. Heat approximately 1 tbsp of oil in a pan over medium heat and saute until lightly browned. Remove from heat & transfer to a clean plate.
  4. Using the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, saute the garlic and white part of green onion for approximately 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add broccoli, onions & bell pepper approximately 5 minutes.
  6. Add chicken and sauce to the pan & let simmer.
Serving Suggestion:
  1. We chose to serve this over cauliflower rice, but would be great over your rice of choice (white or brown) or noodles. I loved adding fresh cilantro, green part of green onion, sriracha & chili paste.

Notes
* To keep it simple I used to Gourmet Garden stir-in paste that I keep in my fridge for each of these!
** You can pre-cook the chicken ahead of time & chop into smaller bite-size pieces, or use rotisserie chicken, like I did!