Whip up this healthy chicken stir fry for dinner this week. Marinated chicken that is pan-seared, and paired with mushrooms, broccoli, snow peas, and more.
This ginger chicken stir fry recipe is one that tastes better than ordering takeout!
If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
CHICKEN STIR FRY
A healthy and easy chicken recipe you can make any day of the week. This chicken stir fry marinade is the magic touch to this recipe.
We pair this chicken stir fry with rice but feel free to use cauliflower rice for a lower-carb option. The sauce soaks into the rice and it is just incredible. Down to the last drops!
INGREDIENTS FOR STIR FRY
- soy sauce (low sodium soy sauce works great too!)
- light brown sugar
- sesame oil
- boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
- vegetable oil
- bell peppers
- snow peas
- chicken broth – veggie broth works great too!
Cornstarch – This is added to the chicken to make it tender and also helps to thicken the sauce
Vegetables – I prefer to make this with broccoli, carrots, peppers, and snow peas but this is a very customizable recipe. Use the vegetables that you like in your house. It’s great for using up leftovers too!
Marinade – the brown sugar, ginger, sesame oil, and soy sauce make a delicious marinade. If you like your more tangy, try adding a little rice wine vinegar. A few red pepper flakes in the marinade will give it a kick if you like spicy!
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HOW DO YOU MAKE CHICKEN STIR FRY FROM SCRATCH?
ONE: Mix the marinade and add the chicken to season it. Prep the vegetables and set aside.
TWO: In a wok or large skillet, cook the chicken and the marinade un the chicken is cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.
THREE: Add vegetables to the pan and cook until soft. Add in the chicken and remaining broth. Cook until the sauce is thick and shiny.
FOUR: Remove from the pan and serve immediately over rice. Garnish with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds!
Start off your Asian dinner with this Tom Yum Soup recipe while everyone is waiting for the main dish!
For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.
WHAT CAN I ADD TO STIR FRY FOR FLAVOR?
For me, the homemade sauce is what makes a stir fry stand out. Soy sauce, honey, ginger, and garlic are what make this stir fry sauce incredible. It seasons the meat and veggies perfectly.
I like to add water chestnuts for a little crunch to mine too!
HOW DO I MAKE THE PERFECT STIR FRY?
Follow my recipe to learn how to make the perfect stir fry. Let the meat soak for a short bit. Then cook the chicken first, followed by veggies after.
The cornstarch and water will help thicken the sauce so it creates a glaze that sticks to the chicken and vegetables.
HOW DO YOU MAKE STIR FRY CHICKEN SO IT’S TENDER?
Slice up chicken breast or even boneless chicken thighs. You will find soaking with some oil helps to create a barrier around the chicken. So when you pan sears it, you won’t over-dry the chicken.
CAN I PUT RAW BROCCOLI IN STIR FRY?
You are more than welcome to toss in raw broccoli. Any vegetables you enjoy eating can work in a stir fry. Add as many varieties of vegetables, for a healthy eating dinner.
HOW DO YOU STIR FRY CHICKEN WITHOUT DRYING IT OUT?
Making sure to not over-cook your stir fry is the number one thing. You need to make sure to remove the chicken from the pan once cooked. If you leave the chicken in as you cook the vegetables it will overcook and dry out the meat.
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I know you and your family enjoy this recipe as much as we do! It’s our weeknight go to!
MORE DELICIOUS RECIPES
- broccoli cheese soup
- chicken marinade
- sweet and sour chicken sheet pan dinner
- green pea casserole
- broccoli grape salad
- crudite platter
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