A bag of frozen peppers and onions can be a quick start to a stir-fry; here, it's combined with almost fat-free chicken tenders for a speedy dinner. Serve this dish with warm polenta rounds or brown rice. Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2005

Sarah Fritschner
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Combine sugar, paprika, salt, pepper and cayenne in a medium bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes or overnight.

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add pepper-and-onion mix and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the spice-rubbed chicken and cook, stirring, until no longer pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve hot.

  • Variation: Make Stir-Fried Spicy Beef by using 1 pound of stir-fry beef or thinly sliced top round steak instead of chicken in this dish.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1 up to 1 day ahead.

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; 6.6 g total fat; 0.9 g saturated fat; 83 mg cholesterol; 342 mg sodium. 385 mg potassium; 8.2 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 27 g protein; 677 IU vitamin a iu; 36 mg vitamin c; 10 mcg folate; 35 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 32 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;

Reviews (10)

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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2018
The man liked it but I felt it was under seasoned. I only allowed the seasonings to "mesh" for 30 minutes. Perhaps overnight would be better. I'll make it again but at least add a minced garlic clove. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2014
Liked this very much Also added some bok choy I had from local garden. Scrumptious! Also mixed 2 tsp of cornstarch into 1/4 c of water and a splash of white wine. Served it over brown rice. Yumm. Pros: Easy prep and easy adaptations Cons: I prefer fresh vegetables this time of year. So sliced sweet onions green red and yellow peppers Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2014
Really nice recipe. I added chili peppers which gave it an extra kick. Very fast and easy. I will definitely cook this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
The seasoning on the tenders is very tasty and satisfying. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love making quick meals and I add some tandoori powder to it. Irene Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Great quick meal! Good flavor on the seasoning. I spiced it up a bit with some crushed red pepper which added to the heat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I too added the crushed red pepper which added a little more spice.... great meal! I actually sauteed the vegetables longer to the point where they had a little char to them. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I was skeptical about the sugar but the spice mixture was great as is. I substituted sugar snap peas for the peppers and added a little paprika to the vegetables while cooking and it turned out very well. I'm so proud of myself for not overcooking the chicken! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Great Recipe This was a great quick recipe. It turned out way more flavorful then I expected. It had just the right amount of spice for my family. I served it over parmesan couscous. Yummy!!! Pros: Very simple to prepare Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2011
OK good for a quick dinner This was OK my kids didn't like it I thought it was decent. Used the left overs in my eggs this morning and that was delicious. I probably won't make it again though. Read More