What’s Cooking: Lima bean and chicken stir-fry

I was going through my lazy-susan, trying to decide what to make the other night when I came across a lone can of lima beans. I thought to myself, what can I make with this? And then the idea hit me.

I started gathering the already pre-washed and pre-cut ingredients from my fridge and put together this delicious and low-carb meal. Only a few simple ingredients needed for this one.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 can of Lima beans
  • 1.5 cups of cooked deli chicken
  • 1.5 cups of spinach
  • 1.5 cups of sliced mushrooms
  • 1.5 cups of sliced zucchini
  • 1 cup of diced green onions
  • 1 tbsp of olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1-2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • Spices: salt, black pepper, thyme, fresh garlic (or garlic plus)
  • Optional: 1/2 cup of walnuts or cashews for added protein

Preparation

  • Add a few drops of the olive oil into a large skillet. Turn on medium-high heat for about a minute to heat up the pan.
  • Add in the onions and mushrooms, salt, pepper and garlic. Cook 2-3 minutes or until onions and mushrooms turn brown.
  • Add in the lima beans and cook for an additional minute or two.
  • Add in the rest of the vegetables and chicken.
  • Add in your choice of spices and the lemon juice.
  • For additional protein, add in some cashews or walnuts.
  • Cover the skillet with a lid.
  • Cook until vegetables are tender – using pre-cooked chicken will make this process go a lot faster. I let this dish cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove lid – add in the soy sauce and blend well.

Serve on its own or with a scoop of sticky rice. The best thing about stir-fry recipes is how versatile they are. You can pair up these ingredients with fish, chicken, or even ginger beef.

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