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Ready to uplift your clean eating journey with a delicious and Healthy Chicken Stir Fry? Packed with lean chicken breast, vibrant veggies, and a savory stir-fry sauce, this dish is a delightful and wholesome way to satisfy your taste buds while staying committed to your health and well-being. Give this goodness of easy chicken and veggies a try. 

A skillet filled with vegetables and chicken.
A skillet filled with vegetables and chicken.

Serve with cauliflower coconut rice and sprinkle freshly grown broccoli sprouts for additional healthiness the whole family will love. 

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Easy Weeknight Dinners or a Meal Prep

This Chicken Stir Fry is a fantastic choice for quick, easy weeknight dinners. Life can get hectic, and this recipe is here to save the day. It is a speedy meal that does not compromise on flavor or healthiness, making it perfect for those evenings when you need something delicious on the table fast or as a meal prep.

Chicken Stir Fry Sauce

The best part? You do not have to make the savory sauce separately. It is all part of the process as we cook this mouthwatering meal—no need for extra pots and pans – just pure simplicity and taste in one dish.

A cast iron skillet with food in it.
A cast iron skillet with Chicken Stir fry.

How To Make Chicken Stir Fry?

Are you ready to dive into this delightful chicken and vegetable dish? Let us get started.

Kitchen Gadgets:

  • Cast Iron

Ingredients:

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Sesame oil
  • Garlic cloves
  • Onion
  • Broccoli head
  • Green-red-yellow bell peppers
  • Spring onion
  • Broth
  • Soy sauce
  • Xanthan gum
  • Sesame seeds

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

FULL INSTRUCTIONS WITH STEPS FOR EASY CHICKEN STIR FRY RECIPE

First Step: Prepare Ingredients

Start by cutting the chicken breasts or thighs into bite-sized pieces. It ensures that they cook evenly and soak up all the delicious flavors of the stir-fry sauce.

You can use any part of chicken, like boneless skinless chicken thighs or even drumsticks, which is my favorite part. 

The ingredients for a healthy chicken recipe.
The ingredients for a healthy chicken recipe.

Second Step: Onion, Garlic and Chicken

In your trusty cast iron pan, heat a bit of oil. Add onion and garlic and let it caramelize. Add the chicken pieces and let it sizzle until it’s cooked through and beautifully browned. This is where the magic begins.

A series of photos showing how to cook chicken in a pan.
How to cook chicken in a pan.

Third Step: Stir Fry Sauce

Add broth, soy sauce, and a pinch of xanthan gum once your cooked chicken is done halfway. Stir well, ensuring xanthan gum is distributed evenly to thicken the sauce.

A series of photos showing how to cook chicken in a pan.
Chicken in a pan.

Fourth Step: Fresh Veggies

Add the vegetables once the sauce has thickened, and cook for 3-4 minutes. 

Now, you are ready to serve up this delicious stir fry. Whether pairing it with whole-grain brown rice, cauliflower rice, or even zucchini noodles, you are in for a treat. Feel free to garnish your stir fry with some sesame seeds or freshly grown broccoli sprouts for that extra healthiness and flavor.

A series of photos showing how to cook vegetables in a skillet.
Vegetables in a skillet.

TRICKS AND TIPS FOR THE BEST STIR-FRY:

  • To add more flavor and keep it extra healthy, I recommend using low sodium chicken broth and teriyaki sauce to make teriyaki chicken.
  • You can also opt for rice noodles or zucchini noodles for a low-carb chicken stir fry.
  • Feel free to switch up the veggies based on what you have in your fridge – this recipe is flexible.
  • Play and experiment with flavors by adding a bit of crushed red pepper flakes, dehydrated garlic or a few drops of rice vinegar.
  • Beef – instead of chicken, you can use beef in this recipe for a perfect beef stir fry. Just remember to cook beef much longer. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Substitute for Soy Sauce

If you are keeping an eye on your sodium intake or simply looking to switch things up, consider replacing traditional soy sauce with a low-sodium alternative or the equally flavorful coconut aminos. These substitutes bring a burst of umami to your stir fry while helping you maintain a balanced diet.

A skillet filled with rice and vegetables.
A skillet filled with rice and vegetables.

Do I Have to Make Stir Fry with Fresh Veggies?

Absolutely not. Convenience is key, and swapping fresh vegetables with a bag of frozen stir fry vegetables is smart. They are prepped and ready to go, making your cooking experience even more hassle-free while delivering that delicious and wholesome stir-fry experience. I always love to add some snow peas. 

What to Serve With the Best Chicken Stir Fry Recipe?

The beauty of this dish is its versatility when it comes to sides. Whether you opt for whole-grain brown rice, instant pot brown rice, swap it for low-carb cauliflower coconut rice, or add zucchini noodles for a lighter touch, your taste buds are in for a delightful journey. The options are as varied as your cravings, ensuring that every bite pairs perfectly with your chosen side.

I love to add my chicken mu pickled daikon to almost anything, and because we are making chicken dish, it needs to be served on the side. 

How Do I Store Healthy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe?

Store any leftover stir fry in an airtight container in your refrigerator to savor the flavors for another day. It keeps it fresh and tasty for 3-4 days, making it a convenient and delicious option for future meals.

Chicken stir fry in a skillet with vegetables and sesame seeds.
Chicken stir fry in a skillet with vegetables and sesame seeds.
Can I Freeze Chicken Stir Fry with Vegetables?

While freezing is possible, it is essential to remember that the vegetables’ texture may be affected. If you plan to freeze your stir fry, ensure it is sealed in an airtight container with little room for expansion. Consume it within a month to preserve the flavors and quality as much as possible.

More Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes

In addition to this tasty stir fry, why not explore more quick and easy chicken recipes to keep your meal rotation exciting? 

Try our flavorful curry chicken, comforting crack chicken casserole, or satisfying chicken chips jerky

These recipes are perfect for busy schedules and will surely please the whole family. So, get ready to savor the deliciousness of chicken in various mouthwatering ways.

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Healthy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Zuzana Paar
5 from 4 votes
Ready to uplift your clean eating journey with a delicious and Healthy Chicken Stir Fry? Packed with lean chicken breast, vibrant veggies, and a savory stir-fry sauce, this dish is a delightful and wholesome way to satisfy your taste buds while staying committed to your health and well-being. Give this goodness of easy chicken and veggies a try.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 186 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Start by cutting the chicken breasts or thighs into bite-sized pieces. It ensures that they cook evenly and soak up all the delicious flavors of the stir-fry sauce. You can use any part of chicken, like boneless skinless chicken thighs or even drumsticks, which is my favorite part. 
  • In your trusty cast iron pan, heat a bit of oil. Add onion and garlic and let it caramelize. Add the chicken pieces and let it sizzle until it's cooked through and beautifully browned. This is where the magic begins.
  • Add broth, soy sauce, and a pinch of xanthan gum once your cooked chicken is done halfway. Stir well, ensuring xanthan gum is distributed evenly to thicken the sauce.
  • Add the vegetables once the sauce has thickened, and cook for 3-4 minutes. 

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Notes

  • To add more flavor and keep it extra healthy, I recommend using low sodium chicken broth and teriyaki sauce to make teriyaki chicken.
  • You can also opt for rice noodles or zucchini noodles for a low-carb chicken stir fry.
  • Feel free to switch up the veggies based on what you have in your fridge – this recipe is flexible.
  • Play and experiment with flavors by adding a bit of crushed red pepper flakes or a few drops of rice vinegar.
  • Beef – instead of chicken, you can use beef in this recipe for a perfect beef stir fry. Just remember to cook beef much longer. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1BowlCalories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 28gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0.3mgSodium: 1078mgPotassium: 395mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 717IUVitamin C: 95mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 2mg

Disclaimer

Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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By Zuzana Paar on November 25th, 2023
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