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By Melissa

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on Jan 10, 2020, Updated Mar 12, 2024

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I love this quick and easy stir fry recipe so much! It tastes amazing and it’s so much healthier than take-out. This is the perfect recipe for hectic nights when you want something flavor-filled but don’t want to spend an hour cooking!

With a few simple ingredients and a delectable sauce, you’ll love how easy this stir fry is to make and how delicious it is to eat!

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Table of Contents

  • Straightforward and Simple Stir Fry
  • How can I make stir fry spicier?
  • How do I prevent lumps from forming in the sauce?
  • What else can I serve stir fry with?
  • Quick and Easy Stir-fry Recipe
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Straightforward and Simple Stir Fry

I got this recipe from my sister (hi, Lachelle!), and it is so very delicious. The idea is that you cook up a little chicken, and at the same time, throw all of the ingredients for the sauce in a mason jar and give it a shake. Then you just add the sauce to the chicken, add some frozen veggies (Costco has a fabulous organic frozen stir-fry vegetable medley that we love), and then serve it all over hot rice.

It takes less than a half-hour to throw together, and the whole family loves it. It’s always a winner in our house, and the recipe is one that will go in your quick meal rotation with ease. I can’t get over the flavors and simplicity; you’d think it was takeout when you eat it but it’s even better! Enjoy and pin it for later!

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How can I make stir fry spicier?

If you’d like the sauce a bit spicier, make it a few hours ahead of time with the red pepper flakes. Let the sauce rest in the fridge and re-shake it before you are ready to use. Letting the pepper flakes sit in the sauce will give them time to release more of their heat.

How do I prevent lumps from forming in the sauce?

To ensure there are no cornstarch lumps in the sauce, I recommend combining the corn starch and the cold water and shaking those together well before adding the additional ingredients.

What else can I serve stir fry with?

If you don’t want to make rice or want to try something else, other great options for a stir-fry is to serve it with salad, fruit, steamed veggies, egg rolls or dumplings, or noodles. You can even change your rice to fried rice if you want to try something different!

To make fried rice, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add the cooked rice. Let the rice sit and cook for about a minute before stirring it a couple of times every minute or so for 10 minutes. (Letting it sit for a bit will allow some rice pieces to get crispy.) Move the rice to one side of the pan and crack an egg into the bare side of the pan. Scramble the egg in the pan using a spatula, and once the egg is cooked, mix it into the rice. Stir in your chicken, sauce, and veggies, and voila! Fried rice!

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Quick and Easy Stir-fry

By: Melissa Griffiths

I love this quick and easy stir fry recipe so much! It tastes amazing and it’s so much healthier than take-out. This is the perfect recipe for hectic nights when you want something flavor-filled but don’t want to spend an hour cooking!

Prep: 10 minutes mins

Cook: 20 minutes mins

Total: 30 minutes mins

Servings: 6

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 package frozen stir fry vegetables
  • Hot cooked rice, about 6 cups cooked

For the sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes, optional

Instructions

  • Heat a large nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add the oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add the chicken and cook until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center.

  • While the chicken is cooking, add all of the sauce ingredients to a quart mason jar, add a lid, and shake well to combine.

  • When the chicken is cooked through, reduce the heat to medium and pour the sauce over the chicken. Stirring continuously, cook until the sauce thickens and the color changes from a muddy brown to a cleaner, reddish color. This should take about 3 minutes.

  • Add the frozen vegetables, and cook until the veggies are heated through.

  • Serve the chicken, sauce, and veggie mixture over hot cooked rice, and garnish with chopped green onion and sesame seeds if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Feel free to use fresh chopped veggies if you’d like; frozen ones just make things really easy. This is an easy recipe to use what veggies and meat you like or have on hand. It’s very flexible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 of 6 servings, Calories: 530kcal, Carbohydrates: 65g, Protein: 39g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 1404mg, Potassium: 681mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 55IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 2mg

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This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated and rephotographed in January 2020.

Thisveggie and chicken stir fry takes less than thirty minutes and feeds your family something delicious with lots of vegetables and chicken.

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