Sizzling Chicken and Green Bean Stir-Fry with Almond Cilantro Rice #SauteExpress #SundaySupper

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Dinner is a challenge for us during the week.  Heck, it can be a challenge anytime.  But, with school, work, dance classes, Girl Scouts and the like, I need something that I can get on the table within 30 minutes from start to finish.  This week’s #SundaySupper is all about quick and easy meals that sizzle!

On the table in less than 30 minutes!

On the table in less than 30 minutes!

Having a plan is the first step in making a dinner, especially a quick dinner, a success.   Do you have all of the ingredients?  Protein, veggie, starch… and how are you cooking them?  What seasonings are you going to use?  What is your prep going to be like?

Sometimes the prep takes as long as the actual cooking portion of a meal.  You’ve got to drag out pans, ingredients, your spices, etc.  Things need to be chopped, diced, preheated.  It’s easy to lose valuable time.  I often try to do as much a head as I can, but some days that just doesn’t happen.  Enter Land O Lakes® and their new Sauté Express® Sauté Starters.

These are simply ingenious!  You’ve got your fat, your herbs and your spices all in one convenient little package.  You can use as few or as many of the prepackaged cubes as you need (I used 3 for the recipe below) and they come in a package of 6 cubes, so you will have at least enough in one box for 2 meals, maybe more!

Sauté Express® Sauté Starters are currently available in 4 great flavors and are very reasonably priced (they were $2.99 per package – again, you get 2 – 3 meals out of that).

Garlic & Herb, Italian Herb, Savory Butter & Olive Oil and Lemon Pepper

(I’ve got a coupon for a free package of your choice for one lucky reader to try!  Just comment to enter!)

I’m sure at least one of those tickles your fancy… all four tickle mine.  I can attest to the powerful flavor in these little packages.  The Garlic & Herb had the perfect amount of garlic and made for a very savory dish that was quick and guilt free.  One of my favorite things about the product (aside from ease of use and the incredible flavor) was that I could actual read, pronounce and understand all of the ingredients on the side of the package!  That’s a big thing for me.

I like to know what’s in my food, don’t you?

I’m always straight with you guys, so while I love, love, love the Sauté Express® Sauté Starters, there were two things I’d like to see done differently/changed.  First, these are ‘fat’ based, so they leave your hands a little icky if you can’t get them to release from the wrapper without touching them.  Same as with butter.  I’d love to see them explore some other package options to make it less necessary to actually touch the product.  Second, I’d love to see a variety pack offered.  How awesome would it be to pick up a pack of 3 cubes of two different flavors or some such combination.  I would very much love to see that become a reality! (You guys could help a girl out here by sharing your enthusiasm for the variety pack idea by touching base with the lovely people at Land O Lakes®.  I’ll help you out by sharing their contact info below!)

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All-in-all, this is a fantastic product!  I’m very much looking forward to using the Lemon Pepper on chicken to toss with pasta and maybe the Italian Herb on some breaded cutlets for some chicken sandwiches with yummy melting cheese!

And, now for what I made… this simple, though flavorful stir-fry is quick, healthy and sure to please.  Serve it with the Almond Cilantro Rice as I did, or simply add your own favorite side!

Sizzling Chicken and Green Bean Stir-Fry
Recipe type: Meat, Main Dish
Serves: 4
  • 3 cubes Garlic and Herb Sauté Express® Sauté Starters, divided
  • 1-1/2 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Cut Into Cubes
  • 12 oz package 'Fancy' Green Beans, Thawed and Drained
  1. In a non-stick skillet, heat 2 cubes Garlic and Herb Sauté Express® Sauté Starters over medium heat.
  2. Once bubbling, add chicken breast cubes and stir to coat. Increase heat to medium-high and cook chicken, stirring constantly, until the chicken is cooked through 7-10 minutes.
  3. Add the thawed, drained green beans and toss.
  4. Add the remaining cube of Garlic and Herb Sauté Express® Sauté Starters to the pan.
  5. Continue to stir the mixture until the green beans are heated through, but remain crispy.

Almond Cilantro Rice
Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Cups Minute Instant Rice
  • ¼ Sliced Almonds
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Stir in rice and almonds.
  3. Cover and remove from the heat.
  4. Allow to stand 5 minutes.
  5. Add cilantro and stir to incorporate.
  6. Serve immediately.

#SundaySupper has teamed up with Land O Lakes® to bring you simple weekday meals that sizzle all month long!  We have a special Pinterest Board to showcase #WeekdaySupper with Sauté Express® Sauté Starter where we will feature a new recipe every day for the next month.  Today, we get it started with a bang!  Check out all of these easy weeknight meals from our #SundaySupper contributors…

Sauté Express® Chicken Recipes:

Chicken Florentine Pasta by Supper for a Steal

Creamy Lemon-Chicken w/ Artichokes by girlichef

Chicken Parm Tenders over Spinach & Orzo by Momma’s Meals

Sizzling Chicken and Green Bean Stir-Fry with Almond Cilantro Rice by Mama.Mommy.Mom

Garlic and Herb Chicken Fettuccine by in the Kitchen with KP

Italian Chicken Pasta Wrap by Big Bears Wife

Creamy Parmesan Pasta with Chicken & Mushrooms by The Messy Baker

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas by That Skinny Chick can bake

Shells with Chicken and Pancetta by The Foodie Army Wife

Capellini Pomodoro with Italian Herb Chicken by Mom’s Test Kitchen

Garlic and Herb Chicken Pasta Toss by Ruffles & Truffles

Sauté Express® Fish and Seafood Recipes:

Easy Italian Herb Shrimp Pilaf by Daily Dish Recipes

Crabmeat stuffed Flounder Roulades by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Cod Fillet with Lemon Pepper Ginger Sauce by Kimchi Mom

Herb Lemon Butter Tilapia with Sauted Veggies by Crispy Bits and Burnt Ends

Blackened Tilapia Po’ Boys by Juanita’s Cocina

Tomato-Basil Shrimp with Orzo and Feta by The Weekend Gourmet

Sauté Express® Ham and Pork Recipes:

Ham and Vegetable Frittata by Magnolia Days

Savory Butter and Olive Oil Pork Chops by In the Kitchen with Audrey

Skillet Lemon Pepper Pork and Orzo by Family Foodie


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Disclosure: The author received a full-value coupon redeemable for Sauté Express® Sauté Starter for recipe development and review purposes.  All opinions are my own.

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34 Responses to Sizzling Chicken and Green Bean Stir-Fry with Almond Cilantro Rice #SauteExpress #SundaySupper

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  4. Sounds easy and delicious. Love the idea of almond cilantro rice!

  5. Dinner is a challenge for most busy families… this is a recipe that I can’t wait to try! Beautiful.

  6. Looks easy enough for me! I love the sound of the rice, looks yummy!! Something about nuts in rice….LOVE IT!

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  10. Easy and delicious! Can you believe how amazing everything tastes with this seasoning?

  11. I love green beans. My mom has to make an entire pot just for me when I visit. These look amazing, and so easy.

  12. Renee says:

    That is one beautiful plate! It makes me want to dig in right away. Now why can’t I stick my fork in the screen and get a bite???

  13. A variety pack sounds like a great idea! Your dish looks simple to make but packs a flavor punch. Thanks for sharing it!

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  15. I love all the different recipes! I love how these butters actually taste like what they’re supposed to! Your cilantro rice sounds divine!

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  18. I want to try the garlic and herb with some fresh green beans.

  19. I couldn’t agree more…I love all four varieties! This sounds like a perfect quick and delicious meal for any night. And that rice!? Mmmmm….

  20. I’m digging this Saute Express too…your recipe came out really nice! This stuff is so versatile that I think I’ll have at least one package on hand at all times!

  21. Sarah says:

    that cilantro almond rice looks beautiful. I love the flavor combination and just imaging the texture. Adding to my make list.

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  23. Katie says:

    This dish sounds extraordinary…I especially love the cilantro added to the rice. One of my all time favorite herbs…

  24. Bea says:

    Almond Cilantro Rice – now that sounds amazing!!! This looks like such a wonderful meal 🙂

  25. Conni Smith says:

    Mmmm, I love that you included the green beans in this. YUM!

  26. Tara says:

    How easy and gorgeous is that!!

  27. M.A. says:

    Love to try Saute Supper… looks great!

  28. Looks so light and delicious but packed with flavor!

  29. Carol Yemola says:

    Leave it to Land O Lakes to come up with this fabulous idea! Would love to try the Garlic and Herb!

  30. Could this possibly be any easier?! Yum!

  31. Susan says:

    Lovely plate and the addition of the rice sounds really nice.

  32. This sounds absolutely wonderful! I love cilantro rice, never would have thought to add almonds to it! And I bet the green beans were great cooked in the Garlic & Herb Saute Express!

  33. Susan Christy says:

    I would like to try Garlic & Herb

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