It took a little while this year, but our after school craziness is officially in full swing. I remember when my kids were younger, and parents of older kids were always telling me, “Just you wait.” when I’d remark on how busy their afternoons were. Well, that time is here for me now, and it seems like I spend at least a chunk of many afternoons running someone around town.
On nights like that, I’m eager to find solutions to help ease the craziness, and help dinner get to the table quickly…because I know my busy bunch is hungry.
My friends at McCormick have introduced an awesome new Skillet Sauce line of products. I’ve tried a couple of them, and I have to say, I’m really impressed. With just a few quick ingredients, and a pouch full of McCormick’s all-natural herbs and spices, I can have a delicious, fresh, healthy dinner on the table in no time flat!
One night this week, I decided to try their Sesame Chicken Stir Fry sauce out on my family. All I had to do was prep some veggies (in this case, the broccoli, red pepper, snow peas and carrots I had hanging out in my vegetable drawer), and slice up some chicken, and I was ready to go.
I started by browning up my chicken in just a little bit of vegetable oil.
This only took a couple of minutes, because the chicken was sliced nice and thin, and then I was ready to add in my fresh, crisp vegetables.
I don’t know about you, but it seems like I always have bits of veggies left over in my crisper near the end of the week. Stir fries like this are a great way to use up those last little bits! I even thought of throwing in some pineapple that I had in the fridge…but I needed a snack. 😉
Once the veggies were crisp tender, about three minutes later, I poured in my McCormick Skillet Sauce.
What’s in it, you ask? Soy sauce, pineapple juice, ginger, garlic, paprika, sesame oil, sesame seeds…all of the things I’d use to put together a great stir fry sauce on my own, but I didn’t have to take the time to measure it all out. It’s perfectly proportioned, and ready to go in their awesome little pouches! Such a great thing to have on hand for dinner on the fly!
Once the sauce was in, I gave it a good stir, and let it bubble away for a minute.
I served this over rice, and we were ready to go! The stir fry was delicious, and tasted so nice and fresh! All of those crisp, healthy veggies, and that amazing sauce! YUM! Hungry, busy bellies were quickly pleased and happy.
Time is precious, and with the help of McCormick, we were able to spend more time at the table together as a family and less time fretting about dinner. Be sure to check out their new Skillet Sauce line today! Grab a couple and keep them in your pantry for those nights when crazy seems to be the first item on the menu. You’ll be glad you did!
SESAME CHICKEN STIR FRY
Recipe courtesy of McCormick
- 1 pkg. McCormick Sesame Chicken Stir Fry Skillet Sauce
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
- 4 cups assorted fresh vegetables, cut into pieces (I used broccoli, red pepper, carrot, and snow peas)
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- rice, for serving
- Heat the oil in a large skillet on high heat. Add the chicken, cook and stir 5 minutes, until the chicken begins to brown.
- Add the vegetables; cook and stir on medium-high heat 3 minutes or until tender-crisp and chicken is cooked through.
- Stir in the sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 1 minute or until heated through.
- Serve with cooked rice, if desired.