Close-up of Summer Chicken Stir Fry, as seen on The Pioneer Woman, season 31.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Summer Chicken Stir Fry

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
This twist on Ree’s versatile summer stir fry from her book "Food From My Frontier," is made with shrimp instead of chicken. The key to a successful stir-fry is to have all of your ingredients prepped before you start cooking. The high heat under the pan makes things go quickly — if you stop to prep inbetween, your food will overcook.



  1. Melt the butter with the olive oil in a large skillet over a medium-high heat. Add the chicken and garlic, then sauté until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken to a plate.
  2. Increase the heat to high, then throw in the zucchini. Stir it around for about 45 seconds, then scoot the zucchini to the edges of the pan. Throw in the corn and cook it for a minute, then push it to the edges of the pan. Throw in the grape tomatoes, stir them around for a minute, then sprinkle on some salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Next, throw the chicken back in. Stir everything around for about 45 seconds, or until it's all combined and hot. Pour it onto a big platter.
  4. Sprinkle on the fresh basil and some Parmesan shavings then ... this is the best part ... squeeze the lemon all over the top. This adds a wonderful, indescribable freshness.