Cooking with Kids (Chicken Nugget Stir-Fry)

What kid doesn't like Chicken Nuggets? And what parent doesn't always have a stash of them in the freezer for those nights where you're just too tired to construct a meal from other things?

This recipe comes from Julia Findlay in Raleigh, North Carolina - her awesome recipes make it easy to involve your kids in your meal prep.

The specific ingredient brands and companies support the value of environmental responsibility.

Ingredients:

1. Baby Carrots (Fresh)

2. Broccoli (Fresh)

3. Edamame (Frozen)

  • Cascadian Farm Organic Frozen Edamame (General Mills) - General Mills is a signatory to the letter of commitment to continue working towards Paris Agreement goal of combatting climate change despite USA’s withdrawal from the agreement. Organic products will also generally have a relatively lower carbon footprint than ordinary versions.

4. Orange Juice

  • Minute Maid Orange Juice (Coca-Cola) - Coca-Cola is a corporate member of the Ceres Network. The Ceres Network strives to improve global sustainability, especially around climate change, water scarcity, and pollution.
  • Simply Orange Orange Juice (Coca-Cola) - Coca-Cola is a corporate member of the Ceres Network. The Ceres Network strives to improve global sustainability, especially around climate change, water scarcity, and pollution.

5. Soy Sauce

Simple Truth Organic Soy Sauce (Kroger) - Organic products will also generally have a relatively lower carbon footprint than ordinary versions.

365 Organic Low-Sodium Soy Sauce (Whole Foods) - Organic products will also generally have a relatively lower carbon footprint than ordinary versions.

6. Teriyaki or Hoisin Sauce

  • Organicville Teriyaki Sauce (Organicville) - Organic products will also generally have a relatively lower carbon footprint than ordinary versions.
  • 365 Organic Teriyaki Sauce (Whole Foods) - Organic products will also generally have a relatively lower carbon footprint than ordinary versions.
  • 365 Organic Hoisin Sauce (Whole Foods) - Organic products will also generally have a relatively lower carbon footprint than ordinary versions.

7. Chicken Nuggets

  • Market Pantry Chicken Nuggets (Target) Target is a signatory to the letter of commitment to continue working towards Paris Agreement goal of combatting climate change despite USA’s withdrawal from the agreement.
  • Morningstar Chik’n Nuggets (Vegan) (Kellogg) - Kellogg is a member of the Ceres BICEP network. Ceres BICEP members actively advocate for a range of state and federal policies from renewable energy issues to fuel efficiency standards to various Clean Air Act measures to the Paris Climate Agreement.   

8. Vegetable Oil

9. Clementine or Mandarin (Fresh)

Instructions

1. Start with creating a small pile of prepped baby carrots, broccoli & edamame.

2. Prepare the stir fry sauce (this is a good part to let the kiddos help with): In a small bowl, whisk a mixture of Orange Juice, Soy sauce, Honey or Teriyaki or Hoisin sauce in a bowl to achieve the taste you are looking for.  Thicken with 1 -2 tsp cornstarch.

3: Bake or Microwave 4-5 chicken nuggets and cut them into small pieces.

4. Prepare one cup of brown or white rice.

5. Heat 1 Tbsp of sesame or vegetable oil over medium high heat in a medium saute pan.  

6. Mix it all together: Add the carrots and let them begin to cook for 1-2 minutes. Then toss in the broccoli and cook for another minute. Add our chopped chicken nuggets and rice along with our stir fry sauce.  Place the top on the pan and let everything steam and absorb the sauce.  (You can also sub spaghetti noodles if rice isn't a thing at your place)

7. That's it! Top with edamame if you like it - and serve with a clementine or mandarin. This could be a great opportunity to practice using chop sticks!