Don’t just reheat leftover chicken, stir-fry it up with some frozen vegetables (the ones you have hiding
in your freezer) for a super-fast weeknight meal. We don’t call this recipe “snappy” for nothing. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
Meet the Cook: For me, the hardest part of making this quick dish is keeping the cashews in the cupboard! My husband loves them, and so do our three little girls - 5, 4 and 3.
-Vicki Hirschfeld, Hartland, Wisconsin
I'm always looking for new recipes to put variety into our meals. I like this one especially because it doesn't call for too many ingredients and makes an attractive, natural dish. We recently moved into a log home in the country with plenty of room outdoors for a garden, and I plan to grow lots of vegetables to use in similar stir-fry dishes.
I devised this recipe years ago to use up some leftover pork. Nowadays, we don't wait for leftovers! The spicy dish is easy to prepare, and in addition to broccoli, you can use almost any combination of fresh vegetables.
When I first started out cooking, I did a lot of stir-frying. Although my menu has expanded, I still enjoy cooking and eating stir-fries. Oranges, ginger and pepper flakes give this dish a very distinctive flavor.
Whenever I ask my husband what he'd like for dinner, this is what he requests. I double the recipe so that I can enjoy it with him. He thinks this rivals the stir-fries served in many restaurants.—Margery Bryan, Moses Lake, Washington
"No one would guess this elegant entree is a snap to prepare at the last minute," remarks Janis Plourde from Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario. "To save even more prep time, use frozen mixed veggies instead of fresh. Sometimes I substitute chicken, chicken bouillon and curry for the beef, beef bouillon and ginger."