At the end of a long work day, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in the kitchen. However, takeout every night (though delicious) is never a good idea… especially with cute holiday cocktail dresses on the horizon. When you’re craving a recipe that is simple yet hearty- a stir fry is your best bet. Our friend Jasmine (of Jasmine Nicole Photography) put together a classic stir fry that is colorful, healthy, and totally delectable. If we’re being truthful- we’ve had it for dinner twice this week. And the best part? It makes for amazing leftovers. Get ready to discover your new go-to dinner:

INGREDIENTS:
3 cups broccoli florets
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 skinless boneless chicken breast cubed into one inch pieces
1/4 cup red onion chopped
4 cloves garlic peeled and minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
1 tbsp chili paste
1/4 cup chicken stock
1 red bell pepper
1/2 cup peas
2 peeled and diced carrots
1/2 cup peanuts

DIRECTIONS:
Steam broccoli first for about 5 minutes.

Heat oil in wok or skillet over medium heat; add chicken, onions, and garlic until the chicken is no longer pink.

Add the spices, soy sauce, chili paste, chicken stock, bell pepper, carrots, peas, carrots, and peanuts. Cook for 4 more minutes.

Stir in the steamed broccoli.

Serve over rice and enjoy!!

JASMINE’S TIP: Stir fry can be as easy or complex as you want it to be! If you are in a hurry, you can go as simple as soy sauce, olive oil, chicken and broccoli. It will still be tasty!

RUE’S TIP: We like to put together a little “bento box,” storing the rice, stir fry, and extra sauce in separate containers. It makes for a perfectly fresh (and mouthwatering!) lunch the next day.