Honey-Teriyaki "Exam" Stir-Fry

When you need to maximize your time but also need to keep your brain nourished (Kraft dinner only goes so far, I'm sorry), then try out this quick chicken recipe for a stir fry. Here's what you need:

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts (1-2)
  • Garlic, minced (1 clove)
  • Onion (1/2)
  • Green pepper (1)
  • Red pepper (1)
  • Mushrooms (1 sm. quart.)
  • Honey (2 tbsp.)
  • Thick Teriyaki sauce (200 ml. Can find your preferred one at any grocery store)
  • Lemon juice (1 .... squirt?)
  • Old El Paso Fajita mix (1/2 package)
  • Rice (1 cup)
  • Water (1/2 cup)
  • Your favorite kind of oil
  1. Cut / chop the green pepper, red pepper and onion into strips, half the mushrooms, and mince the garlic.
  2. Mix half of the Old El Paso fajita powder with 100 ml of water. Set aside.
  3. On a medium-low heat, combine rice and water in a pot and cover. Add a teaspoon of margarine / butter for flavor. You can pretty much ignore this pot until the end... Don't forget to stir, though!
  4. In a wok, heat 1 tsp. of oil on medium heat.
  5. In a small frying pan, heat 1 tsp. of oil. Begin frying chicken breasts on a high heat setting. Have a cover handy for spattering oil!
  6. Add garlic to the wok. You want it to be hot enough that it starts sizzling when you add the garlic!
  7. Add the onions when the garlic is lightly browned, and add a LITTLE splash of the water to steam cook the onions.
  8. Add the red and green pepper to the wok, and cover.
  9. When the chicken is finished cooking, remove from pan and cut into bite-sized strips. Put the strips back in the pan, and on a medium-low heat, combine with the old el paso mix for flavour. Cover and let simmer.
  10. Add another splash of water to the veggies and cover. Keep checking them if they're tender.
  11. Add the mushrooms to the wok.
  12. THE RICE IS BURNING, just kidding, but seriously, check the rice.
  13. Add the Teriyaki sauce to the vegetables and toss so it's well mixed in.
  14. Add a "squirt" for a lack of a better measurement of lemon juice.
  15. Add the honey to the veggies and mix it in well.
  16. As soon as all of the water has boiled down from the old el paso chicken mixture, add that to the stir fry and toss well.
  17. As soon as the veggies reach desired tenderness, turn off heat and serve over the rice.

For this stir-fry, I like sticking with the chicken theme and tend to go for the "Uncle Ben's roasted chicken and wild rice" flavour of rice or whatever its called. Experiment with this! I'm sure there are lots of creative combinations.

Wow, now that I type that out, it actually looks like a lot of work. I guarantee you, though, that it goes faster than that looks like it might. Well, it most definitely goes faster and better than studying does, that's for sure. Enjoy your stir fry!

Good luck on your midterms!

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