As I’ve said before, one of my favorite things about blogging this past year has been the super fabulous friends I’ve made {remember my blate with Claire??} Ohh if only I could go on hot blates with all the lovely bloggies I meet and I have one new friend that I’m especially excited to introduce to y’all!

Lauryn from The Skinny Confidential is not only freakin’ gorgeous {duh}, but she’s such a huge role model and inspiration for those trying to live a healthier lifestyle by making working out and eating right seem like tons of fun!  We both have so much in common and we came up with the brilliant idea of choosing a recipe from each others blog to re-create and share with our readers.  We clearly both have skinny on the mind 🙂


The recipe I chose to make was her Chinese Chicken Stir Fry that looked seriously delicious.  What intrigued me most about this recipe was the combination of light soy sauce and lemon juice.  I’ve never mixed the two together, but I honestly will from now on because the flavors are insane!  Each serving of chicken and veggies is only around 170 calories with only 4 grams of fat!  We chose to wrap the stir fry up in tortillas and make healthy fajitas which was a great decision.  Me and the boyfriend enjoyed a perfect lunch with just the right amount of leftovers to bring to work the next day.

This dish is packed full of protein, low in fat and has tons of fresh veggies.  Pair this with a side salad or throw on a bed of rice and you’ve got one healthy balanced meal!  This is definitely going to become my go-to-meal when I want to make something quick and easy that’s really good for you.  I highly suggest you try this!


So what recipe did Lauryn choose to make from my blog??  Well she chose to make my yummy Iced Pumpkin Cookies of course, perfect choice if you ask me.  I’m not bias or anything 😉  Here, go see for yourself!  For more delicious recipes or fun workout tips, make sure to head on over to Lauryn’s fabulous blog right away.  Trust me, you’ll be hooked!


Chinese Chicken Stir Fry

Recipe adapted from Skinny Confidential

Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 stick celery, chopped
  • 3 skinned carrots
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 20 edamame
  • 2 Tbsp light soy sauce (the green bottle)
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes


  1. Chop up all veggies, except for the edamame, and cut up chicken breasts and season with a bit of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Heat a skillet on medium heat and add about a tablespoon of olive oil. Throw veggies into skillet and sauté for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add chicken, soy sauce, lemon juice and red pepper flakes and cook for about 15 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked. Enjoy!


Serving Size: 1 cup • Calories: 167 • Fat: 4 g • Carbs: 8.7 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 21 g • WW Points+: 4 pts

If you make this recipe, share a photo on Instagram and tag it #EatYourselfSkinny . I love seeing what you made!

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  1. Crystal Lee says:

    Love me some stir-fry! I haven’t put lemon juice in my stir-fry either. Will have to try. Hmm I wonder how a bit of orange juice and zest would work too? Would taste almost like orange chicken. Without the deep fried chicken or sugar glaze. 😀

    Chicken Spaghetti

  2. YES! I’ve been looking for something new to do with chicken and this is it! The Mr will love the fajita option too! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jin says:

    this recipe is next on my list. 180 calories per serving is my kind of meal. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  4. this looks amazing! I can drool and be healthy at the same time! I love it!

  5. Lindsey says:

    um this looks amazing! And is that girl for real?? Like her body looks like that???? NOT FAIR!!!!!

    Def going to add this to my list!

  6. That looks fantastic and she is gorgeous. Thanks so much for introducing her to all of your readers and for trying out one of her dishes.

  7. Sarah says:

    That looks delicious! I love stir-fry but it always just has so much sodium so I try to stay away from it. I’m definitely going to try making this version of it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. What a great idea! And this recipe?? Love!!! The ingredients are perfect and the stats are even better.

    Adding the ingredients that I don’t have to my shopping list 🙂

  9. The Mom Chef says:

    Wow, what a dish. It’s good to see food out there that’s full of flavor yet good for you as well. Yum!

  10. Tes says:

    Oh such a simple yet versatile stir fry. I want this on top of rice.

  11. Dara says:

    Simple and tasty! Great photos as well.

  12. S.V. says:

    This looks really good!!! The pictures with all the colors look amazing. I could totally eat some right now! Okay maybe later as I’m drinking coffee but I would eat it for sure.

  13. Kiri W. says:

    Mmmm, sounds fragrant and delicious! Great skinny recipe, and hot damn, that’s some abs. Still working on tightening up more after losing 100 lbs…

  14. Yum! I love stirfry and I love the use of peppers in them. This looks so light and tasty! Thanks for the recipe!

  15. I love it when food that’s really good for you tastes really good too!

  16. Baker Street says:

    Lovely and vibrant stir fry!

  17. Yum, this looks so good! I have a serious weak spot for Asian food… and any good food really 🙂

  18. Kimber says:

    What an awesome post! I love stir fry … it’s one of those yummy foods that’s good for you too!

  19. Jill Colonna says:

    Kelly, this is just too much! I mean, that stir fry looks so tasty and colourful but if we eat enough of it, can we look like Lauryn and you?

  20. I so love stir fry. This reminded me that I have some edamame, I think I’ll have some for dinner tonight!

  21. What a great idea! Love it

  22. RavieNomNoms says:

    That is amazing! Thank you for introducing and letting us see this great recipe!

  23. April says:

    This looks sooo good. I love the addition of lemon juice! I will have to try to make this…sound especially good for leftovers for lunch!

  24. This looks wonderfully delicious. I love a nice light stir fry on a weekday. Delicious!

  25. Looks delicious! Yes, soy sauce and lemon juice is a wonderful marriage! 🙂

  26. Danielle says:

    Both recipes look delicious!!

  27. Taylor says:

    This looks like a tasty, easy meal! Love those!

  28. Ann says:

    It looks delicious and what fun to switch blogs for recipe ideas!

  29. Wow – she has some crazy eyes! (In good way!)

    Love this stir-fry. I always forget about edamame and it’s in my freezer.

  30. Stir fry is a perfect meal for week night meal, especially this one has meat and veggies in it already! I love how colorful this dish is. Very appetizing and we can stay skinny (oops, I can “become” skinny)…hehee.

  31. Megan says:

    YUM. i make this dish frequently. ok like once a month. i love it.

  32. Mmm… Diggin’ the chicken stir fry! I was just wondering what I would cook for dinner tonight and here it is! And it’s only 170 calories per serving?! Looks like a winner to me!

  33. This looks FAB. I love stir-fry and the calories per serving is so less than I expected! 😀 Thanks!

  34. Amalia says:

    I love Chinese food, but I haven’t had any in such a long time because it’s so greasy and unhealthy. But this looks healthy, light, and super delicious! What a beautiful recipe, I love it!

  35. Kim Bee says:

    Kelly this looks so good. I love stirfry and we used to eat it all the time when I was being more careful about what I eat. You’ve inspired me to whip out my wok again. This is beautiful. Congrats on top 9! Off to visit your friend.

  36. That’s a lot of food for little calories! Looks so healthy and flavorful 🙂

  37. Hillary says:

    Kelly—Love this recipe. I want to look like you and this girl Lauryn. You guys are amazing.

  38. Emily Ann says:

    This looks soo good! I want to try a version with tofu

  39. Ellie says:

    Yummy! This looks so delicious, and CLEAN~~:)

  40. Anonymous says:

    I just tried this recipe and it is DELICIOUS! The ingredients are so simple (I had all of them in my fridge already) and it only took 15-20 minutes. It tastes AMAZING. This is definitely my new “go-to” meal when I am in need of something quick, easy, healthy and yummy! THANK YOU!!

  41. Tina Owens says:

    looking forward to your site, who wouldn’t want to eat themselves skinny…lol

  42. -Lauren says:

    Getting ready to dive into this delicious recipe! The husband chose to eat over rice instead of in shells, but the chicken and veggies taste amazing! So glad I found you!

  43. Crackermama says:

    Looks amazing. but it says 3 chicken breast. how big are the chicken breast? the size can make or break this calories in this recipe.

  44. Jessica Coppens says:

    How many pounds of chicken would you say should be used? The recipe says 3 chicken breasts, but the sizes vary. I’m planning on making this tonight and would love to know how much I need to buy.
    And thank you for the wonderful recipe! I can’t wait to try it. (:

  45. carpediem says:

    Are the edamame in the pod??

  46. carpediem says:

    Are the edamame in the pod???

  47. This looks delish. You’ve made meal planning this week so easy, thank you!


  48. Jess says:

    It was SO damned delicious! I replaced the yellow pepper with asparagus. Yummi!

  49. Ella says:

    I love your blog, you are so inspiring! I just recently started a blog directed towards eating well and being well while away at college. I would love it if you and other would be willing to check it out! Here it is

  50. Pauline says:

    This is the first recipe I have seen on your site and I am so impressed. I will be coming back for more recipes for slimmers as I need to lose weight and stir fries are such a tasty way to lose it.

  51. Great recipe. I stir fry about once a week. Try adding about a tsp of corn starch to this to thicken the soy&lemon. Also, a can of mandarin oranges and corn starch added to a stirfry makes for a tasty sauce.

  52. Traci says:

    I am wondering if coconut oil could be used in place of olive oil. Maybe add a little nutty flavor to it. 🙂

    • Kelly says:

      I’m sure that would taste delicious! 🙂

  53. Carey says:

    Another great recipe. Thank you so much! The teens loved it once again. We did the fajita wraps along with some rice as an alternative option. Yummy and so filling.

  54. This is one of my favorite meals to make. I get intimidated by stir fry dishes, but this one is easy to follow, and I love the flavor. I like to add peanuts to it as well!