Menu Plan Monday (Recipe: Weeknight Chicken Stir-Fry)

Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this. I get all motivated to do something and then an event… being sick, crazy schedule, full moon… something out of the ordinary comes up and I fall right off the wagon. I get in these spurts with menu planning where I do really great and then before I know it a couple of weeks go by and I realize we’ve fallen into old bad habits.

So, this week I’m on the wagon – I have my menu planned, groceries purchased and the motivation to hopefully get me through to next weekend’s menu planning session again. You would think that simply looking at my bank account on the weeks that I menu plan versus don’t would be motivation enough to keep me consistent! We do so much better, which means more fun money, when I plan out our meals and stick to it.

Here is my menu for this weeks Menu Plan Monday at I’m An Organizing Junkie:

Coming up this week on Dine & Dish:

If you are looking for something quick and easy to add to your weeknight menu, this Chicken Stir-Fry recipe is a regular on our menu. Switch up the veggies for what your family likes and will eat!

Chicken Stir-Fry (adapted from Recipezaar)

  1. Cut chicken into 1/2 inch strips; place in a resealable plastic bag.
  2. Add cornstarch and toss to coat.
  3. Combine soy sauce, ginger, and garlic powder; add to bag and shake well.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. In a large skillet or wok, heat 2 tablespoons oil; stirfry chicken until no longer pink, about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Remove and keep warm.
  7. Add remaining oil; stir fry bell peppers, carrots, and onion for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  8. Add chicken broth.
  9. Return chicken to pan.
  10. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  11. Serve over rice.

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  1. says

    I always admire your meal planning efforts. I can never get through more than 3-4 days planned at a time before our schedules change, my mood changes, the weather changes—something eventually happens that throws my meal planning off kilter and suddenly dinners are up for grabs. I’ve learned to roll with it though—all things for a reason. Your stir-fry looks yummy though, love the orange & yellow presented in this meal!
    .-= Sandie {Inn Cuisine}´s last blog ..Extravagance Defined (Recipe: Chocolate Espresso Pancakes with Raspberry Coulis) =-.

  2. says

    What a great recipe! I recently bought several bell peppers from the grocery and I have been looking for something to do with them. I will definitely be making this for dinner over the weekend!

  3. Laura says

    I’ve been loving the pioneer woman’s blog lately and saw you have her enchiladas on your menu. :)

    As for wagons, my worst is when I’m motivated over the weekend, menu plan and grocery shop, then some event happens mid week (or I simply lose motivation) and dont make a dish… days slip by, and all of a sudden my green beans are slimy and food has gone bad. Argh! Hate that. Hope your cooking went well this week!

  4. says

    I love chicken stir fry! I too put it in my weekly menu plan! I’m glad to hear that I am not the only once struggling to keep up with even having a weekly menu.

  5. says

    I know we definitely have to make plans for meals or 1) we bicker for an hour every evening about who has to pick what’s for dinner and what we’re going to make 2) we end up at the grocery store for everything that’s not a cabinet staple. It gets old.

    We’ve definitely been happier with planned meals, and it really does save money!

  6. says

    It’s STILL a good menu plan six months later! Struggling with this week’s menu planning, so I’m just borrowing yours (ALL of it!)

    Thanks K !!


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