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Quick and Easy Asian Tyson® Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Recipe
I think when it comes time to eat, fast and easy are never a bad thing. I would say that for us as a family, the most important thing about dinner is that it be fast and easy. I would like to think that we always eat a good meal AT HOME, but we don’t. So, we try and prepare things that are quick and easy, and also better for you than eating out. Not to mention, if you keep track of your eating out costs every month, it is scary. Eating at home, even when you buy the best ingredients, is MUCH cheaper than eating out.
I was recently contacted by the great folks at Tyson Foods® about coming up with a recipe featuring a big ‘ole bag of their pre-cooked chicken strips. While I have been doing a lot of DIY stuff lately, I figured that almost everyone I know eats chicken and might could use a quick and easy recipe! I mean, we all eat, right???
We are constantly on the prowl for a new recipe, it’s a new year, and here are two parts to this Asian Chicken and Cauliflower Rice. Both are pretty quick, easy, and only 1 part takes a little prep work. You can pickup the Tyson® Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips at Sam’s Club, and have this ready in about 30 minutes. The extra prep work (on the part of the cauliflower) I believe is worth it, in that it is better for you than a high starch rice (although that would work just as well if you choose).
For the Cauliflower Rice
1 Head of Cauliflower
For starters you need a food processor. I will admit, that I have never used a food processor very much, and I don’t (or should I say didn’t) currently have one, so I was off to the store. I found a mini processor that worked perfectly for what I needed.
First thing to do was cut up the cauliflower into smaller pieces (after washing it), so that it would fit in the food processor.
I prepared the “rice” mixture first, then I cut up the remaining ingredients for the chicken mixture.
Over med high heat, I added 2 Tbsp of sesame oil to a skillet, and 2 cloves of garlic. I then cooked the “rice” for about 5-6 min, stirring occasionally so that it didn’t stick. When the rice is almost done, add 1 egg to the center of the pan and scramble the egg, then chop the egg and mix with the “rice”. Finish off the rice (and this is important) by added a small amount (to taste) of soy sauce.
I used the low sodium version, and I put about 2-3 TBSP. You can vary this depending on tastes, but you do want the soy as it makes this more like rice, and less like cauliflower. I set this aside and moved on to the chicken.
For the Chicken
2 tsp of ginger (I used ginger paste)
1/4 cup of soy sauce (I used low sodium)
2 tsp of flour or cornstarch
3 Tbsp of sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste
1lb of Tyson® Grilled and Ready Chicken Breast Strips
1 bell pepper
12-16 broccoli florets
I put Tyson® Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips on a plate, and I put the plate into the microwave for 45 seconds to defrost. When defrosted, I cut (actually I tore it with my fingers) the strips into smaller pieces.
Next, slice up the bell pepper, (I used 1/2 green and 1/2 red). You could definitely do this in any proportion you want, or not at all. Also, you could add water chestnuts instead, but I left those out because the fam doesn’t like them.
I cut up… no, actually I bought a bag (think faster!) of broccoli florets. I used about 3 handfulls of these, probably 12-16 florets.
I then minced 2 cloves of garlic. You can definitely use paste, or pre-minced garlic if you like.
I mixed the soy sauce (1/4 cup), the garlic, sesame oil (3 TBSP), ginger, flour, salt and pepper (to taste). If you use regular soy, the salt is probably going to be best left out.
Next, I cooked the peppers and broccoli for about 3-4 minute over medium high heat (while I was mixing the above). Then, I added the chicken, and the soy sauce mixture. I then finished it off for another 3-4 minutes. It’s important to remember the Tyson® chicken is cooked, so all you are really doing is mixing the sauce in with the pepper, chicken, and broccoli.
I added a small sprinkle of sesame seeds to the top, and that was it! My son approved with flying colors. He never even knew he was eating cauliflower (which he HATES!). So, on that account it is a big WIN!
Also, since the Tyson® chicken is grilled, it better for you than a fried version that you often get at a fast food restaurant. Depending on you and your family’s likes, you could modify that to make it even better.
This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ClubTysonTwist