Stir Fry Chicken for Fat Loss
Look…I realize that this isn’t going to be a mind blowing recipe, but who has time for those complicated recipes anyway?
When it comes to losing body fat, boring is good.
(Read part 1 of this post to see why).
I like preparing 4-5 days worth of meals on Monday.
This is usually one dish that will feed me for 4 days.
(Part 2 covers my 4-day chicken soup recipe).
This works well because it keeps the calories down Monday through Thursday…and leaves flexibility for the weekend, Friday afternoon Happy Hours, etc.
This stir fry is NOT exciting.
You aren’t going to say “Wow” when you taste this.
“Wow! It’s like right now. It’s like wow! It’s like right, right now. It’s like wow! It’s like right now.” – Beck
It’s super basic, but that is why it is good.
You won’t need to bring a list to the grocery store.
If you get lost?
…then you can pull this post up on your phone because my site looks sexy on a smart phone (and it knows it).
Here’s my “4-days of disappointing stir fry” recipe.
- 5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
- 2 lbs red (or new) potatoes
- 1 bunch of broccoli chopped
- 1 large head cauliflower chopped
- 2 large yellow onions chopped
- 1 bunch of celery chopped
- 2 cans of sliced water chestnuts
- 1 bunch of cilantro chopped
- 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
- 1-2 tablespoons of freshly chopped ginger.
- Soy sauce, salt and pepper to desired taste.
- Coconut oil or avocado oil
Important cooking instructions: You can definitely get flexible in the vegetable and seasoning department, just make sure you cook this using the proper steps:
Step 1: Bake the potatoes in the oven ahead of time at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Let cool and cut into cubes to put into your stir fry. If you don’t pre-cook the potatoes, you will have some nasty tasting stir fry.
Step 2: Get your wok hot (not trying to sound pervy) and then add oil and chicken. You need to cook and brown your chicken first, before adding the chopped vegetables. I like to season the chicken with pepper and soy sauce while cooking.
Step 3: Mix in the rest of the ingredients once you know the chicken is cooked. Add in soy sauce or some sort of low calorie stir fry sauce that you find at the grocery store.
You are also going to need a couple of large pans (or 1 big-ass wok).
According to My Fitness Pal…
This stir fry provides 990 calories, 65 grams of carbs, and 139 grams of protein per day.
These is just an estimate obviously. I like to look at it as roughly 1,000 calories per day.
This will give you wiggle room for yogurt, a glass of wine, fruit, etc.
Sriracha sauce can help turn this boring dish into something good.
Speaking of something good…
This is a classic dance club hit from 1992, but they remade the video in 2008.
…one of the most epic videos ever.
In part 4 I’ll cover my final recipe. A very bland, but awesome, Chicken Salad.