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Chicken with vegetables is a delicious and nutritious dish that can be prepared in a variety of ways. Here’s a basic recipe for preparing chicken with vegetables, but keep in mind that you can customize it to your taste by using different seasonings and vegetables
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- Prepare the Chicken:
- If you’re using chicken breasts, you may want to pound them to an even thickness to ensure even cooking.
- Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you like, such as garlic powder or onion powder.
- Cut the Vegetables:
- Wash and chop your choice of vegetables into bite-sized pieces. You can use any combination you prefer. For example, sliced bell peppers, sliced carrots, broccoli florets, and thinly sliced onions work well.
- Heat the Pan:
- Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of oil (such as olive oil or vegetable oil) and let it heat up.
- Cook the Chicken:
- Add the seasoned chicken to the hot pan and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center. The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your chicken. You can check with a meat thermometer; the internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
- Remove the Chicken:
- Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pan and set it aside on a plate.
- Cook the Vegetables:
- In the same pan, add a bit more oil if needed and then add the chopped vegetables. Stir-fry the vegetables for 5-7 minutes, or until they are tender but still crisp.
- Combine Chicken and Vegetables:
- Slice the cooked chicken into strips or bite-sized pieces and add it back to the pan with the cooked vegetables.
- Add Sauce (Optional):
- If you’d like a sauce, you can add soy sauce or your favorite stir-fry sauce to the pan and stir to combine. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sauce is heated through.
- Remove the pan from the heat and serve the chicken and vegetables over cooked rice, noodles, or on their own. You can garnish with sesame seeds, chopped green onions, or fresh herbs if desired.
Enjoy your homemade chicken with vegetables! You can get creative with different spices and sauces to make it your own signature dish.