This Chicken Stir Fry Recipe is so much better than takeout! The chicken and vegetables in a garlic ginger soy sauce with honey is the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

Chicken stir fry recipe in a skillet

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This stir fry is ready in under 30-minutes and is so versatile.

Hey, hey! Valentina with Valentina’s Corner sharing a delicious Chicken Stir Fry Recipe.

Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

This chicken stir fry recipe will become a staple in your home. It’s so quick to make and you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand. It tastes wonderful regardless of how you alter the ingredients.

This chicken and vegetable stir fry will become your easy go-to dinner. You will wow your guests and family alike, even the picky eaters with approve!

Chicken and vegetables stir fry in a skillet

How Do You Make Chicken Stir Fry?

Chicken stir fry couldn’t be easier to make than this recipe.

  • Cut the chicken thighs (or breast) into bite-sized pieces and cook.
  • Cook vegetables until desired tenderness.
  • Prepare easy sweet and savory stir fry sauce.
  • Combine the chicken with the vegetables and sauce. Simmer until sauce thickens and ingredients are well incorporated.

TIP: When cutting chicken, slice into small bite-sized pieces. This will ensure the chicken is full of flavor, tender and not hard to chew.

Best Chicken for Stir Fry?

Chicken thighs tend to be more forgiving in stir fry, but you can substitute with chicken breast if you don’t have thighs on hand.

Ingredients for how to make stir fry

Can I Substitute Stir Fry Vegetables?

Yes, you can totally use whatever vegetables you have on hand. Here are some great options that you can use in the chicken stir fry:

  • sweet peas
  • asparagus
  • green beans
  • bell peppers
  • broccoli
  • mushrooms
  • onions
  • zucchini

Step-by-step phptos how to make chicken stir fry.

What can I serve Chicken Stir Fry with?

Serve the stir fry with your favorite side. A plain fried rice, white rice or noodles will all work great as there are vegetables and protein in the stir fry already.

Chicken Stir Fry over fried rice in a bowl.

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Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

4.97 from 613 votes
Author: Valentina Ablaev
A 30-minute chicken stir fry recipe with an easy ginger honey soy sauce. Perfect easy dinner your whole family will enjoy. | natashaskitchen.com
This Chicken Stir Fry Recipe is so much better than takeout! The chicken with vegetables smothered in a garlic and ginger soy sauce with honey is the perfect balance of sweet and savory. 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 4 servings

Chicken Stir Fry Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 zucchini, sliced or cubed
  • 2 Tbsp oil, divided
  • 1 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

Best Stir Fry Sauce Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Trim chicken thighs of excess fat and cut into bite-sized pieces. Cut the vegetables into even-sized pieces (about the same size as the chicken pieces).
  • Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl.
  • In a large pan (or wok), on med/high heat, heat 1 Tbsp oil. Once oil is hot, add chicken in a single layer. Cook chicken until browned, mixing as needed. Once cooked, remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  • Add the remaining oil and the butter to skillet with the broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms, red peppers, onion, and carrots. Cook until vegetables are crisp tender, mixing frequently.
  • Add chicken back to the pan. Add the garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add the cashews then pour the sauce into the pan and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and let stir fry simmer until the sauce thickens and is well incorporated with the remaining ingredients. Garnish with green onion and sesame seed before serving if desired.

Nutrition Per Serving

523kcal Calories25g Carbs26g Protein36g Fat8g Saturated Fat118mg Cholesterol959mg Sodium823mg Potassium3g Fiber13g Sugar3380IU Vitamin A47.7mg Vitamin C46mg Calcium3mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Stir Fry Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
523
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
36
g
55
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Cholesterol
 
118
mg
39
%
Sodium
 
959
mg
42
%
Potassium
 
823
mg
24
%
Carbohydrates
 
25
g
8
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
26
g
52
%
Vitamin A
 
3380
IU
68
%
Vitamin C
 
47.7
mg
58
%
Calcium
 
46
mg
5
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: Chicken Stir Fry
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 523

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A 30-minute chicken stir fry recipe with an easy ginger honey soy sauce. Perfect easy dinner your whole family will enjoy. | natashaskitchen.com

Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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Comments

  • Amy
    January 12, 2024

    We loved it! Did increase cornstarch by 50% on advice of other reviewers. Tossed half of it with the chicken before sautéing. Added a dash of fish sauce to the sauce to deepen the flavor. Otherwise made as written and it was delicious.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 12, 2024

      Thank you for sharing, Amy!

      Reply

  • Amira
    December 14, 2023

    I’d love to try this recipe, but have a few questions first. I only have low sodium soy sauce and low sodium chicken broth. How would you recommend I use these as substitutes? Also, would it make a huge taste difference to omit the cashews? Thanks in advance!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 15, 2023

      Hi Amira! It would be fine to use both of those. You can make adjustments to your preferred taste (for example- adding more salt if it needs more flavor). We love the addition of nuts, like cashews, but it would be fine without nuts too. I hope you love the recipe!

      Reply

  • Dan Robidoux
    October 23, 2023

    Stir fry was always my least favourite dish growing up. I love my mom dearly, but chicken breast cannot sit in a frying pan for half an hour and remain edible, and “low sodium” soy sauce is a crime against nature. This recipe has changed that very quickly, and I make a double batch at least once a month.

    That said, I would be VERY interested to see someone get this prepped and cooked in 30 minutes. Even in a single batch, the sauce took a good 10 minutes alone just to thicken. A minor complaint, of course. Excellent recipe.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2023

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Dan!

      Reply

  • Isabel
    October 16, 2023

    We had to use low sodium chicken broth and soy sauce which made us have to use more seasoning for ours BUT that’s on US not this recipe, this recipe is delicious! After we added our seasonings it was less bland (again on us because we are watching our sodium intake). We added sugar snap peas at the end during the simmering process and served it over those 90 second fried rice packets. So good! Will make again 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2023

      Thanks so much for sharing that with us. Good to hear that you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Evelina
    September 20, 2023

    As a beginner cook, this definitely took way longer than 30 min to prepare 😅 especially with all of the veggie prep…but it turned out delicious !

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 20, 2023

      I’m glad it was delicious, Evelina! Thanks for sharing.

      Reply

  • Foodie
    August 28, 2023

    Do you use regular chicken broth and Soy sauce… not the lower sodium versions in this recipe?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 28, 2023

      Yes, that’s correctly. But you can substitute to your preference if you’d like.

      Reply

  • M
    August 20, 2023

    Tried it for the first time, it is absolutely delicious! 100% recommend

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 20, 2023

      So glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Island Gyal
    July 28, 2023

    This recipe is very delicious! I used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. It tasted better than when you use soy sauce. Can you omit the honey?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 28, 2023

      That’s wonderful! I’m glad you love itZ
      I think you could omit if you prefer that.

      Reply

  • Audrey Nickles
    July 22, 2023

    This was delicious!! I used 2 tbsp brown sugar in place of honey. Served over brown rice. Yum!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 22, 2023

      That sounds great, Audrey! Appreciate you sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Donna
    June 14, 2023

    The first time I made a stir fry that tastes authentic. Thank u sooo much!! I just used a little less ginger. Delicious!!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 14, 2023

      That’s great, Donna! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Carolina Gomez
    May 26, 2023

    Great, delicious meal! Absolutely love this recipe, I make it all the time. it’s a huge hit and a great way to get everyone eating lots of vegetables and very happily.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 30, 2023

      Thanks for the awesome feedback! Happy to hear that you love this recipe a lot.

      Reply

  • sandy. willis
    March 26, 2023

    love this so much, I bought Chinese containers and have Chinese drop off Fridays to my married kids. I add a little red chili flakes, I make your broccoli/beef with ramen and fluffy rice too, to go along, ALWAYS A HIT AND MUCH APPRECIATED.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 26, 2023

      Great to hear that it’s a hit! Thanks for your comments and review, Sandy.

      Reply

  • Terry
    March 14, 2023

    Another winner Natasha! And yes it was better than take out.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 14, 2023

      So glad to hear that, Terry! 🙂

      Reply

  • Nancy D. Glazier
    March 12, 2023

    Made it last night. Hubby and I enjoyed it immensely. Should have pounded down chicken thighs; will use chicken tenders next time.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 12, 2023

      Thank you for sharing. I’m glad it was enjoyed!

      Reply

  • Sean
    February 22, 2023

    This is just amazing! Super simple,

    The whole house loves it!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 22, 2023

      Wonderful! Thanks for your great comments and feedback, Sean.

      Reply

  • Jen
    February 19, 2023

    Wish there was a video showing how to make this. I find it easier to follow the steps while watching a video…

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 20, 2023

      Hi Jen, this recipe has no video yet. Hopefully, we can record a video tutorial on this later on.

      Reply

  • Colleen
    February 18, 2023

    Hi Natasha, this recipe looks fantastic. Do the recipes include the rice or is it solely the vegetables and sauce?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 18, 2023

      Hi Colleen, you can definitely serve it over rice.

      Reply

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