Ready for spring? Then you're ready for a fresh start to cooking, and this yummy stir-fry is all that – and fast, too.
We are officially six days into spring and all I can think about is fresh, colorful and tropical foods.
I say bring on all the fast and light cooking. I am so ready for spring and SO done with winter ... as you can probably tell from this tropical, full of flavor stir-fry that thankfully takes almost no time to prepare. Wahoo!
I did a little research on Brazilian foods and realized three things.
- They like to cook with lots of peppers.
- Pineapples are pretty common in Northern Brazil.
- They eat really delicious foods. Lots of tropical fruits, peppers, black beans, coconut and chocolate. Like I said, good food!
I tried to combine the flavors of Brazil in this stir-fry, and fortunately it turned out so good.
The best part is that it's super fast and easy. Normally I have a ton of process shots for you guys, but this only has like, two! Just stir-fry everything in a skillet and voila – you are done. Oh, except for some coconut rice – you have to serve this with coconut rice. Really, you do!
Round up all your ingredients. You need lots of peppers, chicken, and my favorite part, fresh pineapple.
With stir-fry it's important to have all your ingredients prepped and ready to go before you begin cooking, so chop up all of those veggies now!
Heat a large skillet or wok over high heat and sear and stir-fry the chicken. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
Stir-fry the peppers. Add the spices and caramelize the pineapple. To that, add in the soy sauce and coconut milk. Simmer until the sauce thickens and coats the chicken.
Shazam! 10-15 minutes start to finish, and now you have this gorgeous meal done and ready to eat.
Serve with coconut rice. It’s so simple, right? Gotta love quick and easy!
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