Special thanks to Jenny Craig for their sponsorship of this post.
It’s been so long since I shared a recipe post. Last year, y’all… it was JUST SO MUCH. As I reclaim my life and establish a little harmony, I’m getting creative again in the kitchen and if the first few days are any indication, you are going to want to follow along here for recipes. I’ve got so many ideas!!!
The first of which is SUPER simple and involves sort of a secret ingredient: Broccoli Stems.
When I was little, I was hands down the pickiest child. I remember going to a Chinese restaurant in town – – my family loved Chinese food. In the beginning, I would bring a happy meal because I had zero interest in Chinese food. As time progressed, I gradually became interested in chicken and broccoli, made a special way. I would order it with “no trees, only stem.” Yep, I asked specifically for the piece that most people threw in the trash and I loved it!
Fast forward to when spiralizers were all the rage, and I was amazed with how delicious the stem was made into noodles. I’d recommend peeling the stem to remove the spiky parts, before you make them into noodles. Definitely to give them a try, they’re so so good!
I spotted a thick-stemmed broccoli at Trader Joes, which inspired this dish. Paired with the Jenny Craig Sesame Chicken Stirfry, it’s just incredible! Details below…
And… I even did a sassy instagram reel for this recipe – – I’m on a roll! Check it out here!
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Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: Skillet Sesame Chicken with Broccoli Noodles | No Thanks to Cake
- 1 package Jenny Craig Sesame Chicken Stirfry
- 1-2 stems broccoli stems only
- cooking spray
- ½ cup broccoli florets
- 2 Tbsp. sweet onion diced
- red pepper flakes optional
- 2 Tbsp. water
- Spiralize your broccoli stem to create broccoli noodles. You'll need about 1 to 1.5 cups of broccoli noodles.
- Prepare a skillet with cooking spray. On low heat, add your broccoli noodles, broccoli, and onion. Salt lightly, and stir. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Add 2 Tbsp. water to the pan and cover. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until the water evaporates. This allows the veggies to steam.
- Remove the veggies from the heat into a small bowl
- Add the Jenny Craig Skillet meal to the pan and cover. Cook for 3 minutes.
- Remove the cover and stir the dish. Cook an additional 3 minutes.
- Add the vegetables back to the skillet and stir to combine. Sprinkle with a few red pepper flakes, if desired.
- Serve and enjoy!
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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Jenny Craig; however, all of the opinions and comments about the program are exclusively my own and do not necessarily represent that of the brand.