Easy Weeknight Stirfry

Easy Weeknight Stirfry

Wanting a simple, yummy stirfry? I’ve got you covered! This recipe is so flexible—any vegetables, any carbohydrate, a spicy sweet sauce, and you’re good to go! Want a little extra protein? Fry up a yummy runny egg to go on top!

Ingredients (Yield: 2-3 servings)

4 cups TOTAL of chopped/sliced veggies, per preference. I used onions, broccoli, and carrots. Peppers, mushrooms, or pea pods would also be great choices.

1 15oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed.

Vegetable oil

2 servings of rice, pasta, or another carbohydrate

2 eggs, optional

For The Sauce

2 tablespoons of reduced sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons of lemon juice (could also use lime juice or orange juice)

1 teaspoon of barbecue sauce

1-2 tablespoons brown sugar, to taste

1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce (optional)

Crushed red pepper, to taste


Step 1: Prep your veggies and chickpeas and place them in a large pan on medium-high heat with a couple tablespoons of oil. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, than uncover and cook until starting to brown.

Step 1.5: Cook your rice or pasta per package instructions.

Step 2: While your veggies and chickpeas are cooking, mix together all of the sauce ingredients until the sugar is dissolved.

Step 3: Add the sauce to your pan of veggies and chickpeas, and stir to coat. Continue to cook until sauce has reduced and is slightly syrupy.

Step 3.5: While this is happening, you can fry or scramble your eggs.

Step 4: Prepare your plate or bowl! Rice, then stir-fry, then an egg on top!

Minnesota-based grad student, future RD, educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Natalie is currently a Masters of Public Health student and dietetic intern at the University of Minnesota, and is on-track to becoming a registered dietitian-nutritionist. She earned her bachelor's degree in Dietetics in 2019 from St. Catherine University.