This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time or energy for cooking, but the thought of one more drive-thru meal is just too depressing to consider. Pick up a precooked rotisserie chicken on your way home from work, and this Ten Minute Rotisserie Chicken Stir-Fry will have you enjoying a wholesome meal in less time than you would have spent sitting in a drive-thru line waiting for a paper bag full of fast food!
Ingredients (Serves 6)
4 cups of rotisserie chicken, shredded or cubed
3 carrots, sliced thin
3 ribs of celery, sliced thin
1 inch piece of ginger, minced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
1 can of pineapple chunks (reserve juice!)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
cooked rice or noodles (optional)
Step 1) Pull or slice meat from your rotisserie chicken, and shred or cube into bite size pieces. This will only take a few minutes. You should end up with approximately 4 cups of delicious chicken.
Step 2) Saute carrots and celery in oil(s) for three minutes in a large skillet, stirring often. Add garlic and ginger; saute for an additional minute.
Step 3) Drain pineapple, reserving the juice. Add drained pineapple and chicken to the skillet.
Step 4) In a small bowl, combine pineapple juice, soy sauce, and cornstarch. Whisk well so that there are no little cornstarch lumps. Add this mixture to the skillet. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring frequently. Boil gently for 1 – 2 minutes. The liquid in the skillet will thicken into a lovely sweet sauce.
Step 5) Remove skillet from heat and garnish with chopped fresh parsley. Serve your Ten Minute Rotisserie Chicken Stir-Fry over rice, noodles, or all by itself!