tasty tuesday: easy peasy chicken stir fry

11 May 2009

Hello everyone! In honor of the Biggest Loser Finale tonight..I'm posting a semi-healthy recipe. Are y'all watching?? Are you completely addicted like we are here? A friend of ours is going to the finale and I'm very jealous. I loved Kristen, but she got voted off {grrrrrr}, don't get me started on Ron, so we're rooting for Tara...what about you?
Anyway...back to the recipe: It's sooo easy and let me give you a little hint: for the next couple of weeks, it will be super inexpensive as well.

In Sunday's paper (on Mother's day) there were coupons for $1.50 off of Kraft salad dressing. Time to stock up! At my Super Wal-mart, they are only $1.59, so 9 cents a bottle isn't too shabby. (Another hint: you can buy the coupons in groups of 10 or 20 on Ebay.) My new favorite for this recipe is this one:
Yummmmm. I could drink this stuff. My husband likes the regular catalina dressing, but you also use the sweet honey catalina, the asian toasted sesame, or any one you want to experiment with.

Catalina Chicken Stir Fry
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed (I only used abt. a third of the above pkg)
3/4 cup Kraft Catalina Dressing (or any kind you like~see above)
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed, drained or 3 cups fresh veggies

*Cook chicken in dressing, soy sauce and garlic powder for 5 minutes.
*Add vegetables, cover.
*Simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender,stirring
*Serve over hot white or brown rice (Bob and Jillian would vote for brown).

Makes 4-6 servings, if you want more, just add more dressing, veggies, and/or chicken.

And me, being the gourmet chef that I am, forgot to take a pic when it was all cooked. Oh well~it's super good, super fast, super easy. A recipe made for Melissa. :)

I'm joining Jen for Tasty Tuesday~come on over and share a recipe:
Can't wait for tonight~I love seeing the before and after transformations of their bodies ...it's almost as exciting as good home makeovers...


  1. This sounds WONDERFUL! I love a good recipe that happens to be easy and inexpensive, too! Can't wait to try this one.

    I haven't watched the show this season...(gasp!) I know. No doubt it will be exciting tonight. Hope Tara wins! Like you said, there is something very exciting about seeing transformations like that! = )


    P.S. I have a little giveaway going on...stop on by if you're interested. = )

  2. Back when we lived in Ohio my friend Tammy would come over every week and we would watch Biggest Loser together. Since we moved we switched to texting each other during the episodes. :) My sister is very into this season. She really liked Kristen too. I'm a Tara fan all the way through. My sis called and wanted to know who I was voting to keep last week. I told her Ron cause I want Tara to win. She was voting the same way because she said, "Ron was manipulative and deceitful and he doesn't deserve to have his wishes respected." I literally laughed out loud. Have fun tonight. I'll be parked right here on my couch.

  3. Ok, not only am I loving that you put in your super great deals, and the fact this sounds yummy and easy....what? Ron is in the finale? Isnt' he the dad? We have been watching the last few episodes but missed who America voted in and I thought for sure it would be his son. We have watched past seasons, but with this one our schedule got away from us.
    Definitely watching tonight. :)
    Thanks for joining in for Tasty Tuesday.

  4. YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will put this on my menu for the week. And by the way, GO TARA!

  5. sounds yummy and oh-so-easy! Can't wait to try it!

  6. This sounds yummy!!! - take a look to how similar it is to the one I posted today! LOL


  7. That sounds great! I'm not a Biggest Loser fan, although I should be for the weight loss tips! I'll be glued to American Idol tonight.

  8. I am a dedicated Biggest Loser fan.It's a shame to vote Ron off simply so Tara can win. So if Mike stays on the show he can give Tara a run for her money. Go Mike!!

  9. This sounds great,can't wait to try it!! I just made stir-fry for the first time last week, it was good but this sounds better!!

  10. Looks delicious! I love stir fry for a quick, easy, and inexpensive dinner.

  11. Sounds wonderful Melissa! I have never tried that dressing, but now I'm on a mission to get some. YUM!


  12. I have never commented on your blog before but I am an avid reader. I'll bet Brandi is having a blast at the finale. I can't wait to hear all the behind the scenes juicy details.
    We too are voting for Tara but we want Mike in the finale too so that Dane has a better chance of winning the at home contest.
    We miss you guys!!

  13. Hey Melissa, thanks for the recipe, it looks Delicious! I can't wait to try it out...in fact as I was drifting off to sleep last night I was thinking "hmmm stirfry sounds good. I haven't made that in a while..." Now I have a yummy new recipe to try. Oh and also I'm also a big fan of Biggest Loser although I was rooting for Sione so I was bummed when he got voted off. I know what you mean about Ron "THE God Father", definitely not a fan!

  14. This just looks fabulous and super easy! I'm so sad I missed out on those coupons...

  15. Yum! I've never seen that dressing before. I will be getting that on the next grocery run.

    I'm a Tara fan, I have been since week one. I hope she does it.

  16. looks great and so easy thanks for this wonderful recipe

  17. Mmmmmmmm...that sounds so yummy and so easy. A perfect combination for me! I'm gonna put this one in my file to make soon.

    Thanks Melissa!

  18. This sounds great! I'm going to bookmark this and try it. Thanks!

  19. This recipe sounds great. I'll be copying this for sure. And thanks for the heads-up about the mandarin orange dressing. I want to try that, too.

  20. Sounds delicious and easy! This ones a keeper. Thanks!

  21. I am going to have to find that Mandarin dressing...yum! I like to make a copy cat ( and healthy version) of the Chinese chicken salad from Applebees, and that would be yummy on it! The kraft coupons weren't in our paper, maybe next week. We love biggest loser! Ron drives me nuts, always thinking he is in charge of saying who gets voted off...grrr! I love Tara and I hope she wins!!!
    Have fun watching!

  22. I haven't been watching the Biggest Loser this time. But I too love the transformation of their bodies. I need to go on that show, except for the fact you have to work out.

    Your recipe sounds yummy. I think I will make this for dinner since I have everything in stock. Thanks for sharing.

  23. This is one of my favorites, Melissa! I will be thinking of you tonight as I watch the Biggest Loser rooting along with everyone for Tara. Also, you can print out at least 4 dressing coupons on kraft.com per computer - they are for $1 off so they're not as good as the ones in the paper, but still make the dressing pretty cheap. Have a great night and enjoy the finale!

  24. Made this tonight with the Asian Toasted Sesame dressing (got mine for .09 last time the coupons came out!). It was terrific! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Thanks for the recipe.
    Sounds delicious.

  26. Melissa, This sounds wonderful. We love chicken around here--and stir frys, so it should be a winner. I'm not a coupon person, but that is a great deal!!

  27. Visiting from SITS! This recipe sounds so good...and easy for a quick weeknight meal!

  28. Perfect for a busy mom. If you want, I have just posted a recipe link on Momtrends. You can post a favorite here:


  29. We just tried the stir fry! It was great. We found different veggies at Wal-mart and it worked really well. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Just tried this. DH and I both liked a lot! Next time I'll add onions! Super easy.....Thanks for the recipe!


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