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.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders, cut into 2-inch pieces (see Variation)
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 16-ounce package frozen bell pepper and onion mix
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.
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.
Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1 up to 1 day ahead.
207 calories;7 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 10 mcg folate; 83 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 677 IU vitamin A; 36 mg vitamin C; 35 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 342 mg sodium; 385 mg potassium
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
June 01, 2014
By: EatingWell User
Really nice recipe. I added chili peppers which gave it an extra kick. Very fast and easy. I will definitely cook this again.
September 06, 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.
September 01, 2011
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
October 27, 2010
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!
October 21, 2010
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!
July 21, 2010
Great quick meal! Good flavor on the seasoning. I spiced it up a bit with some crushed red pepper, which added to the heat.
June 02, 2010
By: EatingWell User
I love making quick meals and I add some tandoori powder to it.
March 07, 2010
The seasoning on the tenders is very tasty and satisfying.