This is a variation on the Stir Fry....and tonight it went like this.
2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
4 chicken sausages, also bite-sized
Cooked them up in a skillet until browned.
several handfuls baby carrots, cut into matchsticks
1 head broccoli, crowns only
Cooked until softish. I did add a bit of water here and there to make sure it didn't burn. I wasn't going for tender-crisp, but soft-tender. It would have been much better to add chicken broth, but I had none.
When everything was basically cooked I added:
salt to taste
2 medium zucchini turned into "noodles"
Cooked a few more minutes until zucchini was warmed through and soft.
The kids inhaled this and later told me it was "really, really, really, really, really, really good". I think I might have missed a few reallys in there...but they liked it.
This would also work well with beef and/or shrimp or other sausages. It would also be great with onions. Sadly, my kids only eat onions in soup.
I'm thinking it's a Stage 4 when you start baking things and cooking them on the stove.