Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Quick Summer Stir Fry

With the summer heat upon us, I wanted a quick meal to throw together, while waiting for my Mom to fly into Texas from Ohio.  Because of storms, her flight was delayed!  My poor Mom, but she'll be here before you know it.  The point of this recipe is to use whatever fresh veggies you have on hand and throw in some leftover meat or chicken.  The measurements don't have to be exact.   Serve it over some rice and it's dinner!

A bunch of asparagus, tough ends trimmed and sliced into 1" pieces
Some fresh mushrooms
Some sliced onion
About 1 T. Olive oil
About 1 T. butter
A sprinkle of crushed red pepper
A clove or two of garlic, minced
One leftover cooked chicken breast, cut up
Several shakes of soy sauce
Cooked brown or white rice

Heat the olive oil and butter together in a non stick skillet. Add the mushrooms, asparagus and onion, crushed red pepper, and sauté for several minutes, until the asparagus is tender, around 7-8 minutes.   Add the garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds. Add the cooked chicken and add several shakes of soy sauce and heat through.

Serve over the cooked rice and dinner is ready!  I'm saving a plate for my Mom! 

I'm sharing this with:

Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Sounds great. I need a quick recipe like this. Pinned for future use.
    Have a good visit with your Mom. Sorry for her plane delay.

  2. I know you and your mom will have a great visit! We love stir fry and this looks delicious. I made your strawberry squares and they are wonderful! xo

  3. This a is a great quick meal idea Kitty!
    Your dear mother... My prayers are with you and her.
    Blessings, Debbie

  4. Yum, I love Asian, had an Asian salad for dinner tonight.

    Something I do that makes a world of difference? In your Asian food store or aisle at your favorite super market buy some SESAME OIL - use that instead of olive oil. Oh Kitty, you will be so glad you did! Also sprinkle some ginger into your soy sauce. Another one I figured out, and these both added sooooo much good flavor. Let me know if you ever try it.

    Enjoy your mom's visit. Next time YOU come to see HER we will get together, ok? : - )


  5. This is one of my favorite kinds of dinners Kitty! Not only quick but healthy! Hope you mom's flight made it in safely:@)

  6. Yummy. I love stir fry. Have a good visit with your mom, Kitty.

  7. It looks healthy and delicious! Hope you have a sweet visit with your Mom! xo Karen

  8. looks delicious!!! I love that you cook like I do, no exact measurements, just a road map! My kind of cooking! It is always good to get more ideas!

  9. My earlier comment just went *poof* into cyber space! ???
    Anyway, I said it was my kind of cooking during the summer time.
    I'm glad your Mom made it safely to your home in TX & I hope you have a lovely visit. You're lucky to still have her to enjoy.

  10. Hi Kitty...did your mom get in? Oh, I really hate flying in the summer. I expect delays in winter, but the summer is so iffy. You dinner looks so yummy. Have fun with your mom.

  11. I made this last night and it was a hit. I didn't have any rice so I substituted potatoes and subbed worcestershire in place of soy sauce. Hope you and your mother are having a great time.

    I realize today is your anniversary. Please know I care.

  12. Happy Saturday Kitty!
    Your Quick summer Stir Fry looks so fresh and delicious! Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  13. Kitty, This sounds delicious, healthy, easy, and a great way to use up vegis and meat that one has on hand. Yum!

  14. I am HORRIBLE at stir fry, Kitty!!! I am pretty sure it's because of our stupid electric stove. I have been lobbying for a gas stove for years, but Ramon's not budging. It's not like I asked for a Wolf or Viking...he just doesn't like the idea of a gas stove. Weird, because HE'S not the one who cooks around here!!! Maybe if I just start burning his food a little more.......! ;-)

  15. Sounds like a perfect and satisfying quick meal Kitty! Delays in flights are the pits, glad your mom arrived safely :)

  16. I love stir fry every now and then. This looks very yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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