Easy Chicken Stir Fry

This easy Chicken Stir Fry recipe is amazing! Chicken with vegetables smothered in the most delicious garlic and ginger honey soy sauce. The stir fry is completely ready in 30-minutes, perfect for busy weekends.

Also try our Vegetable Chicken Stir Fry or our Easy Spaghetti, quick one pan meals the whole family will enjoy, even the picky eaters will approve.

Easy stir fry recipe with chicken, broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms, peppers, carrots and cashews in a homemade stir fry sauce.

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This simple chicken stir fry recipe is so much better than takeout! Chicken with vegetables combined in a really great honey soy sauce with the perfect addition of ginger and garlic. You just can’t go wrong with this recipe.

If you prefer beef in stir fry, our Ground Beef Stir Fry recipe is a must try.

Simple chicken vegetable stir fry recipe made with a sweet ginger garlic soy sauce in a bowl with two spoons.

how to make the BEST chicken stir fry-

Stir fry is always an easy dinner idea. You have the protein, veggies, and sauce all in one pan ready in under 30-minutes. 

how to cut chicken and vegetables for stir fry?

  • Cut the vegetables into even sized pieces. Try to keep them all uniform in size so they cook evenly.
  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, about the same size as you cut the vegetables.

How to cut the carrots, broccoli, zucchini, peppers, mushrooms and onions for this easy chicken stir fry recipe.

  • Over medium heat, saute the chicken until fully cooked, stirring as needed. Remove from skillet.
  • Add the vegetables to the same skillet and cook until desired tenderness is reached.
  • Add the chicken back to the skillet.

How to make stir fry with chicken, zucchini. broccoli, peppers and mushrooms.

how to make stir fry sauce-

The sauce can make or break a stir fry recipe. This stir fry sauce for this recipe is absolutely amazing! It’s not overly sweet or salty but the perfect balance of flavors and when combined with the ginger and garlic truly completes the recipe.

Though the chicken and vegetables are the main factors in a great recipe – a good stir fry sauce is just as crucial.

  1. In a small bowl combine the ingredients for the sauce. Stir together the broth, water, soy sauce, honey and cornstarch.
  2. Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetable and stir to combine.
  3. Simmer until the sauce starts to thicken and serve.

How to make stir fry sauce for this simple chicken stir fry recipe.

what’s the best chicken for easy stir fry?

Though chicken thighs are more tender and perform better in chicken stir fry, but chicken breast may be used as well with great results.

can vegetables be substituted in a stir fry?

Yes, chicken stir fry is really forgiving in the vegetables you add. These vegetables work great in stir fry and can be added and combined to personal taste and preference, just be sure to keep them the same in size:

  • broccoli
  • baby corn
  • green beans
  • zucchini
  • mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • sweet peas
  • asparagus

Easy chicken stir fry recipe with a side of fried rice and a spoon.

what do I serve chicken stir fry with?

Since there’s already protein in the stir fry along with the vegetables, it’s a rather filling as satisfying dish as is. However, if a side is desired, baked white rice, or any pasta or noodles will all work great.

If you like fried rice, make our fried rice recipe except skip adding the chicken since there’s already chicken in the stir fry.

can I reheat stir fry?

Yes, stir fry reheats great! Keep leftover stir fry covered, reheat over medium heat until chicken and vegetables are heated, or reheat in the microwave.  

Stir fry made with chicken, broccoli, zucchini. peppers, and mushrooms in a skillet topped with sesame seeds.

Can you freeze stir fry?

Yes, stir fry with chicken may be frozen as long as no pasta has been added to the dish (pasta doesn’t freeze well). Transfer cooled stir fry to an airtight container and freeze. Thaw in refrigerator and reheat in a skillet or microwave.

Try these other CHICKEN recipes:

I hope you give this kid-approved chicken stir fry recipe a try. It’s absolutely easy and so quick to make!

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5 from 5 votes

Easy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

This easy Chicken Stir Fry recipe is amazing! Chicken with vegetables smothered in the most delicious garlic and ginger honey soy sauce.  So much better than takeout and ready in 30 minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian, Chinese
Keyword: chicken stir fry
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 445kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken (chicken breast or thighs)
  • 1/2 zucchini, sliced or cubed
  • 3 Tbsp oil, divided (olive oil or canola)
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 small carrot, julienned or cubed
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper, cubed
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 onion, cubed
  • ½ cup cashews

Stir Fry Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the stir fry sauce. Set aside.
  • Trim the hicken thighs of excess fat and cut into bite-sized pieces, about 1/2" pieces. Cut the vegetables into even-sized pieces, keep them the same size as the chicken.
  • In a large skillet, over med/high heat, heat 1 Tbsp oil. Once oil is hot, add chicken. Saute until chicken is browned, stirring as needed. Once cooked, remove chicken from pan, cover and set aside.
  • Add the remaining oil and the butter to skillet. Add the zucchini, broccoli, onions, mushrooms, red peppers and carrots. Cook until vegetables are tender, stirring as needed. 
  • Return the chicken back to the pan. Add the garlic and ginger, cook 1 minute.
  • Add the cashews and pour the sauce into the skillet bring to a soft boil. 
  • Turn the heat down and allow the stir fry to simmer until the sauce thickens and is well incorporated, stir often. 
    Garnish with green onion and sesame seed before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 984mg 41%
Potassium 691mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 13g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 69.2%
Vitamin C 61.4%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 14.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

NOTE: Recipe developed by Valentina’s Corner, and first published on Natasha’s Kitchen.

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Show 22 Comments
  • Julia 03/29/2019, 12:00 pm Link Reply

    I absolutely rely on easy stir frys for quick and more importantly healthy weeknight dinners. My kids never complain when it’s on the menu. I absolutely love this delicious recipe, Valentina!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/29/2019, 7:23 pm Link Reply

      The best kind of recipes are ones that the kids and adults would enjoy equally. Definitely winner. 🙂

  • DP 03/27/2019, 1:20 am Link Reply

    I make chicken stir-fry all the time. It’s such an easy and quick meal that everyone enjoys! And homemade is so much better than takeout. I love how you use honey instead of brown sugar here! So yummy!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/27/2019, 1:11 pm Link Reply

      Dina, thank you! We love this Easy chicken stir fry recipe too!

  • NatD 03/26/2019, 7:17 pm Link Reply

    Wow, the glaze on that chicken stir fry is incredible. We love stir fry recipes and this chicken is a winner for sure!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/27/2019, 1:12 pm Link Reply

      Nat, thank you! This is our go-to stir fry recipe! 🙂

  • Katie 03/25/2019, 2:12 pm Link Reply

    I’m always looking for easy chicken stir fry recipes! Excited to try this one. Do you think it can be made with frozen vegetables?

    • Valentina's Corner 03/25/2019, 6:04 pm Link Reply

      I hope you love the chicken stir fry, Katie! It sure is a keeper easy recipe. 🙂 Yes, frozen vegetables will totally work.

  • Kimberly 03/23/2019, 5:38 pm Link Reply

    So flavorful and packed with nutrition, thanks for sharing!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/23/2019, 9:42 pm Link Reply

      Yes! And so easy to make. 🙂

  • Jena 03/23/2019, 11:48 am Link Reply

    Never thought to add zucchini to stir fry. This looks awesome. Can’t wait to try the recipe.

    • Valentina's Corner 03/23/2019, 12:35 pm Link Reply

      It’s and an amazing chicken stir fry recipe for sure. You’ll really like the zucchini in the stir fry. 🙂

  • Beth Klosterboer 03/23/2019, 10:12 am Link Reply

    This is SO delicious what a great recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/23/2019, 12:35 pm Link Reply

      Thanks for the feedback, Beth. I’m so glad you enjoyed the stir fry.

  • lauren kelly 03/23/2019, 9:43 am Link Reply

    I love easy dinners like this! Thanks for a great recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/23/2019, 10:09 am Link Reply

      That’s wonderful, Lauren! I hope it will become a family favorite.

  • Katie Wyllie 03/23/2019, 6:37 am Link Reply

    We love a good stir fry! Such a great weeknight meal!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/23/2019, 10:10 am Link Reply

      This chicken stir fry really is the perfect weeknight meal.

  • Sommer 03/22/2019, 10:04 pm Link Reply

    Seriously craving this stir fry! One of my all-time favorite meals.

    • Valentina's Corner 03/22/2019, 11:25 pm Link Reply

      Thanks, Sommer! I’m so glad you enjoyed the chicken stir fry. Makes me so happy.

  • Gabi 03/22/2019, 3:14 pm Link Reply

    The recipe brought water to my mouth. I really want to try it. Would it be okay to serve it with traditionally cooked rice?

    • Valentina's Corner 03/22/2019, 4:45 pm Link Reply

      Yes, plain rice would be great as the sauce will add flavor to it. 🙂 Enjoy, Gabi!!

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