Chicken Stir Fry

Stir Fry can usually be either a blessing or a curse, depending on how it’s made.

Chicken Stir Fry recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Most of the time, sadly, I find it winds up being too mushy, with over-cooked, dry chicken and super salty.  Me no like.

Chicken Stir Fry recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

The blessing of stir fry, however, is that it comes together so quickly and easily and, when prepared well, is delicious.  Me like.

Chicken Stir Fry recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

In fact, stir fry is a meal you can just throw together with what you already have in your fridge.

Chicken Stir Fry recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Along with the stir fry seasoning, I give you some basic components for what protein and/or vegetables to add, but feel free to experiment or add your favorites. Might I suggest bell peppers, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, baby bok choy, carrots or zucchini?

Chicken Stir Fry recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

As far as the way-over-cooked-meat problem, here’s how to fix it:  Often times, people chop the raw meat (or other protein, like beef, tofu, shrimp, etc.), brown it and then add the vegetables to the cooked meat.  The problem with this method is it overcooks the meat beyond recognition.

Chicken Stir Fry recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Instead, try browning the meat, whole, and then setting aside.  Once you’ve added and mostly cooked the vegetables, slice the meat and return to the pan.  You’ll still get all the flavors from the drippings, I promise.

Chicken Stir Fry recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Happy stir frying!

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Chicken Stir Fry
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Enjoy this healthy Chicken Stir Fry with tons of fresh vegetables.
Categories: Easy Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: chicken with pea pods, clean chicken stir fry, ground chicken stir fry
Servings: 4
Calories: 295 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil divided
  • kosher salt to coat chicken
  • freshly ground black pepper to coat chicken
  • 2 boneless or other protein, like beef, tofu or shrimp, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli florets packed
  • 10-15 cremini mushrooms quartered
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger or 1/4 tsp. fresh
  • optional: rice for serving
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium-high heat in wok or large skillet. Generously season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. Place chicken into hot oil in skillet. Cook until well-browned on each side and cooked mostly through, about 6-8 minutes per side (If not cooking quickly enough but already browned, just cover for a bit). Once cooled, slice into bite-size pieces and set aside.
  2. Heat remaining tbsp. oil in same skillet and add the garlic, vegetables, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce and ginger. Stir fry the mixture until vegetables start to soften, about 4-6 minutes. Add the sliced chicken and combine well. Cook 1 additional minute and then remove from heat.
  3. Serve with rice as accompaniment, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.8g17%
Saturated Fat 1.8g9%
Cholesterol 99.3mg33%
Sodium 909.9mg38%
Carbohydrates 13.8g5%
Fiber 2.6g10%
Sugar 5.3g6%
Protein 36.1g72%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 89.9mg109%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

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