3 chicken breasts, cut into 1" cubes
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce - divided
6 cups frozen stir fry vegetables (the Kirkland brand from Costco is my favorite blend)
1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar free maple syrup
1 Tbsp corn starch
2 cups brown rice
Add on serving day (if desired)
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic, minced
Place cubed chicken in a ziploc bag & add olive oil & 1/4 cup soy sauce. Place frozen vegetables in a separate bag. In a quart-sized ziploc bag, combine 1/2 cup beef broth, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup soy sauce, and 1 1/2 Tablespoons maple syrup. I usually add crushed red pepper flakes and a little fresh garlic to this mixture, but I omitted it from the freezer meals to make them more kid-friendly. Feel free to add them if your kids are brave! Place all three ziploc bags in one large bag, seal & freeze. Prepare brown rice & freeze separately.
Thaw chicken mixture, sauce mixture, & rice. If sauce mixture has separated during freezing, shake bag to re-incorporate cornstarch. Cook chicken on stovetop until lightly browned & cooked through. In a separate pot (I use a wok, but any pot will do), cook or steam vegetables until crisp-tender. (This step goes quicker if you place a lid on the pot). Add cooked chicken to vegetables. Pour sauce mixture over vegetables and chicken, and cook until sauce has thickened. Reheat rice & serve stir fry mixture over rice.