Getting my husband to eat, let alone enjoy, vegetables is always a task. I’ve tried probably a dozen different stir fry recipes and none of them really hit home for him. After getting inspired by a similar dish I saw on Bob Harper’s Instagram, I went to work in the kitchen and struck gold!
I managed to make a vegetable rich dish that my husband not only loves, but one that he requests in the weekly meal plan! As someone who is trying to incorporate more vegetables into her diet, this makes things so much easier for me.
What you’ll need:
- 2 – 9 oz bags of shaved Brussels Sprouts
- 6 ounces of Broccoli Florets
- 4 slices of bacon
- 4 ounces of chicken (I use Tyson frozen grilled fillets to make this even easier during a busy week)
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic or 2 cloves of fresh
- 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Salt
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
Start your skillet on medium high heat and slice your bacon. I use kitchen shears to make easy work of this. While your bacon is crisping up, go ahead and start steaming your broccoli and cooking your chicken.
Once your bacon is nice and crispy, transfer your pieces to a plate lined with paper towels and reserve 1-2 tablespoons of grease in the pan. Add your brussels sprouts to the skillet.
I cooked my brussels sprouts covered for about 10 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes. The way I cook my brussels sprouts, the shaved bits are nice and tender while the larger slices still have a good bit of crunch to them. If you like your brussels sprouts more or less done, adjust the cooking time accordingly. At this point, I add garlic, garlic salt and pepper to the party. I use packaged minced garlic to, again, make things even easier. I clear a little space in the skillet and let the garlic cook on its own until it becomes fragrant, then I mix it in with the sprouts.
Now its time to throw everything together! Add in your bacon & steamed broccoli and gently toss. I slice my chicken and place it on top of everything just to make it look nice.
In just about 20 minutes, you have a delicious meal that is filling and pretty much guilt free! This can feed my husband and I very well and there is usually even some left over that I can have for lunch the next day. Another great thing about this recipe is that you can adjust the amount and remove the chicken to have yourself an equally delicious side dish! This is by far one of the most versatile recipes that I have in my arsenal and I hope you love it as much as I do!