Simple Stir Fry: Chicken/Brussels sprouts/Green beans

Simple stir fry with Chicken, Brussel Sprouts, Green Beans and a Fruit Salad

A simple stir fry is one that contains only a few ingredients and can be made in less than 15 or 20 minutes. Making stir fries often is a great lifestyle solution for weight control and increasing produce in your diet. It is so quick to whip up that you would never be tempted to choose fast food. The best way to make one is to:

  • choose two vegetables that pair well

  • choose a type of meat or vegan/vegetarian substitution or tofu

  • choose a store bought sauce to use

  • choose a grain to serve the stir fry over

This simple strategy has helped me pull off many great meals when time is short. I have no need to purchase any processed meals with this strategy. My refrigerator is always full of produce, so I always have many different options to choose from. I have tried to have a little fun with the idea along the way by including my kids in the mix. I pull out a bunch of vegetables and ask them to choose two that look like they might go together. We have had some interesting stir fries that I would not have thought of!

Here is a simple stir fry that I whipped up in a pinch.


Chicken Stir Fry with Brussels Sprouts and Green Beans


  • Brussels sprouts cut in half or substitute cauliflower

  • Green Beans ends cut off

  • Chopped chicken

  • 1/4 cup prepared garlic

  • Small amount of olive oil or sesame oil

  • 1/2 to 1 cup Yoshida's Marinade and Cooking Sauce


  • Cook the chopped chicken and garlic in a large pan, wok, or stainless steel electric skillet in a small amount of oil until nicely browned and remove to a platter.

  • Stir fry the Brussels sprouts in a small amount of water until they are tender and remove to the platter.

  • Stir fry the green beans until they are crisp tender

  • Add the ingredients back into the pan and add the Yoshida's sauce and heat through.


I did not even bother to make a grain for this dinner meal. I simple sliced a loaf of artisan bread, and quickly made a fruit salad of chopped watermelon, strawberries and banana. The meal was quick, delicious, and included lots of healthy produce. Cooking simple stir fry meals is a healthy diet habit!

Simple Stir Fry

Chicken Green Bean Cauliflower stir fry

This is another variation of a green bean stir fry! If you don't like the Brussels Sprouts, substitute in the Cauliflower or another vegetable that you love!

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