Who is in the mood for Chinese food? I think I’m always in the mood for this delicious meal. Easy chicken stir fry is so easy to make and everyone is excited when it’s on the menu. Making this meal at home is always tastier and healthier anyways! Let’s get to making this quick and easy dinner.
Hold onto your chopsticks because I have an easy dinner recipe that everyone is going to love. CHICKEN STIR FRY! My kids love it, my husband loves it and of course I love it!
Not only is it delicious but it’s pretty easy to make too. This is a Chinese inspired dish so there isn’t anything fancy or complicated about making this stir fry at home.
What is Chinese stir fry?
Stir fry is when you take ingredients and fry them in a pan, usually a wok. In this wok, you’ll add your veggies or choice, meat, and sauce. This technique of cooking was originally done in China but has taken over the world. People all around the country use woks to make stir fry!
Easy chicken stir fry ingredients
I will warn you that this stir fry does have quite the list of ingredients. However, you shouldn’t let this deter you from wanting to make it. You can always add or take away as you see fit. I love adding every single ingredient to this dish because it makes the dish what it is.
- Chicken breast or tenders, diced
- Frozen stir fry blend
- Brown sugar
- Cooked rice
- Stir fry sauce
Chicken – What type of chicken do you have in your freezer? Go ahead and use chicken breast or chicken tenders. Dice everything up for this dish. Little bite-sized pieces work great!
Frozen stir fry – If you have fresh veggies on hand, you can use those! I enjoy using frozen stir fry blend because it’s easier and it’s right in my freezer.
Brown sugar – This just helps add flavor to the stir fry and it’ll make it delicious. It helps to bring all the flavor together.
Vinegar – The vinegar helps to balance the flavors in this Chicken Stir Fry. You’ll want to add it for flavor and balance of the ingredients. Don’t worry, you don’t need a lot of it!
Cooked rice – You’ll need cooked rice for this. I like using instant rice, but you can truly use any kind of rice you want. You can even leave the rice out and it would taste good.
Stir fry sauce ingredients
In a small bowl combine all the ingredients and you’ll be able to make this sauce. Pour it into the chicken mixture and add in the frozen veggies. The sauce is so easy, you’ll love it in this stir fry.
- Soy sauce
- Red pepper flakes
Red pepper flakes – Adding these red pepper flakes will add so much flavor to the stir fry. It doesn’t make it spicy, it just adds so season. Just make sure you don’t pile them on!
Ginger – This is just another spice that adds tang to this dish. Ginger has many health benefits too! It can help remove pain and inflammation from your body. It can also help relieve gas or indigestion.
How to Make the Stir fry Sauce
In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, flour, ginger and red pepper flakes. You’ll then add it to the chicken mixture and mix everything together.
How to make Chinese stir fry at home
Are you curious about how to make this stir fry? This recipe is super easy and you’ll be able to make it in no time.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add in the onion and garlic and let cook for 3ish minutes, until it becomes fragrant and almost translucent.
Make the sauce (listed above). Pour it into the chicken mixture and add in the frozen veggies. Mix to combine all the ingredients together.
Add in the diced chicken along with the oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine. Allow cooking until chicken is no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Stir frequently.
Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes. Add water as needed to keep the veggies moist. When all the veggies are cooked through, remove from heat. Serve with cooked rice and enjoy!
How to Store Leftovers
Storing leftovers with this Chinese Stir Fry is super easy. Grab an airtight container and store these leftovers in it. You will want to eat it within 3-5 days.
Freezing this dish is possible, but it is better enjoyed fresh. If you do freeze it, enjoy it within 3 months of making it.
Easy chicken stir fry sides
This stir fry is great alone but I normally serve it with a side of rice. You can also try:
Tips to make this easy chicken stir fry at home –
- I like to use chicken breasts or tenders for this quick and easy dinner recipe but feel free to use whatever chicken you have on hand or prefer. Chicken thighs or even leftover chicken would both work great here.
- The spices are pretty basic for the chicken, but feel free to alter to your liking. The stir fry sauce gives it a great flavor so I like to the keep the chicken mild.
- I love using the frozen stir fry vegetable blend mix for this dinner but have used fresh veggies often.
- We love to double the recipe and have yummy leftovers for the week!
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 gloves of garlic, minced
- 1 pound chicken breast or tenders, diced
- 1 teaspoon oregano, fresh or dried
- salt and pepper to taste
- 10 ounce frozen stir fry blend
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- dash of red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup of water, as needed
- cooked rice
You can also use steamable or fresh veggies for this as well.