Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

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

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

4.89 from 26 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
A 30-minute chicken stir fry recipe with an easy ginger honey soy sauce. Perfect easy dinner your whole family will enjoy. |

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. 

Author: Valentina Ablaev
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$14
Keyword: Chicken Stir Fry
Calories: 523 kcal
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 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:

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


  1. 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).

  2. Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl.
  3. 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.

  4. Add the remaining oil and the butter to skillet with the broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms, red peppers and carrots. Cook until vegetables are crisp tender, mixing frequently.

  5. Add chicken back to the pan. Add the garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.

  6. 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 Facts
Chicken Stir Fry Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 523 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 959mg 40%
Potassium 823mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 13g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 67.6%
Vitamin C 57.8%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 16.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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What is YOUR favorite restaurant recipe to re-create at home?

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

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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  • Doreen
    January 16, 2019

    Two words from my husband…”Restaurant Quality”. We loved it! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! I’m so inspired reading your review. Thank you! Reply

  • Damion
    January 4, 2019

    Wonderful site. Lots of useful information here.
    I’m sending it to a few pals ans also sharing in delicious.
    And naturally, thanks for your sweat! Reply

  • Robin F Silverman
    January 3, 2019

    Delicious! I made it for my son’s birthday and got the highest compliment from everyone! Thank you! Now I plan to check out your other recipees! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2019

      You’re so welcome, Robin! Thank you for sharing your great review with me! Happy Birthday to your son! Reply

  • hungrybee
    December 28, 2018

    This is REALLY good. Sauce was perfect, cashews are a great addition. We subbed green beans for broccoli, worked well also. Will definitely make this again! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2018

      It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • Becky
    December 21, 2018

    So happy to find a stir-fry recipe that I love. This sauce is perfect. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 21, 2018

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 🙂 Reply

  • Jay
    December 7, 2018

    I tried this for the first time tonight. It was fabulous. My wife said,” Look away, I’m going to lick my plate.” Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2018

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). I’m all smiles! Reply

    • julesy
      December 21, 2018

      if i wanted to add rice, when would i add it? Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 21, 2018

        Most choose to serve this over rice, but it is possible to stir it in the rice after frying up the vegetables. You will need to add water and flavoring to that, however. 🙂 I hope you enjoy that. Reply

  • Chika Dunga
    December 3, 2018

    Thank you for the recipe! Mine came out a bit runny but tastes pretty good. I’ll will try again tomorrow to get the same viscosity as the Chinese Take out places. Should I just add more cornstarch? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 3, 2018

      Yes! Adding more could help with that. Reply

  • R Blaauw
    November 20, 2018

    So delicious!! When I read, “better than takeaways” I originally thought – no way! But after my hubby tasted it that was his comment, “this is better than takeaways!” Thanks for the yummy recipe!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 20, 2018

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with me! I love that! Reply

  • Elise
    November 19, 2018

    Delicious! Many stir fry recipes are too salty, but this was perfect. I added a some fresh pineapple, left out the cashews and served over white rice! It will be my go to stir fry from now on! Reply

    • Natasha
      November 19, 2018

      Oh my goodness I love the idea of making this a cashew chicken stir fry! YUM!! And the pineapple idea sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and tips! Reply

  • Selina
    November 14, 2018

    Many Thanks for posting this recipe, I will must try to home. I hope you will upload more this type of recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 14, 2018

      Thank you for the great feedback Selina!! Reply

  • Kirthi
    November 8, 2018

    I tried this today and it was absolutely delicious! thanks for sharing this recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 8, 2018

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with me Kirthi! Reply

  • Sara
    November 1, 2018

    Yummy! I doubled the sauce and veggies. So good! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 1, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Erica Holmes
    October 23, 2018

    YUM!!! So delish! Thank you for the recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 23, 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it Reply

  • Lindsay
    October 21, 2018

    Delicious! Made this for dinner last night and everyone in the family loved it. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 21, 2018

      Sounds like you may have discovered a new family favorite! I’m so happy to hear you all loved that! Reply

  • Mom's Dish
    October 20, 2018

    This recipe looks amazing. Valentina did an amazing job! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 20, 2018

      She sure did! Thanks girl! Reply

  • Dylan Wittman
    October 8, 2018

    Great recipe. Thank you for sharing! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 8, 2018

      My pleasure! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Chalen
    September 2, 2018

    Hubby and i made this last night and LOVED it! He raved about it the whole time we were eating and is still going on about how good it was today.
    We used snow peas instead of zucchini and i only used 1/2 the amount of garlic. Super easy and beyond delicious! Can’t decide what to make next!!
    Thanks to you and your friend for posting this!
    i took a picture i was so impressed, i just have to find where to post so you can see it Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 2, 2018

      Hi Chalen! Thank you so much for sharing this with me! I would love to see that. You can post it on social media and #natashaskitchen or tag Reply

  • Liza
    September 2, 2018

    This came out very yummy. Would be great if you could add approximate cooking times to the steps in the recipe for us novices … I definitely let my veggies go too long. Haha! Reply

    • Kim
      November 6, 2018

      I followed the recipe exactly, and the sauce was so runny that the veggies were swimming in it until I could cook it down, so they were very soggy. I also adjusted with additional corn starch once I realized how much there was. Maybe not so much water next time. Otherwise the taste was good. Reply

  • Olga
    August 31, 2018

    are the cashews suppouse to be raw or salted? Or raw and toasted and then added into the dish? Mine tasted soggy right away, was not pleasant. Reply

  • Mayya
    August 30, 2018

    Could this be done in a crockpot? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 30, 2018

      Hi Mayya. That is a great question. Honestly I haven’t made this specifically in a crock pot so I can’t say. If you experiment please let me know how you like it. Reply

  • Scott Anderson
    August 30, 2018

    I just made this and it was awesome! I changed out the zucchini with snow peas, and increased the carrots and it was great! The flavors are perfect! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 30, 2018

      Hi Scott! I’m so happy you liked this! Thank you for sharing this with us! Reply

  • Lesya
    August 26, 2018

    I have tried other stir fry recipes, but this one is the best! And so quick to make. Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 27, 2018

      Thank you for that great review, Lesya! Sounds like you found a new favorite! Reply

  • Jayne
    August 19, 2018

    This was a wonderful dish . I couldn’t be more pleased . Thanks
    Natasha! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 19, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Sonya T.
    August 18, 2018

    Absolutely delicious, even my picky kids loved it. You should do a video……
    Thank you ladies. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 18, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Alina
    August 18, 2018

    This recipe is sooo easy and sooo yummy! My whole family loved it! Served it over soft uncle bens rice and it was amazing. Thankyou ladies for posting it:))) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 18, 2018

      You’re so welcome Alina. I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Suzy
    August 17, 2018

    Hi Natasha,
    I love all of your recipes and get so excited when you post something new. Can you please post a healthy, but yummy oatmeal cookie recipe for back to school.

    Thank you!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2018

      Thank you so much for your great review Suzy. I have so many great recipes planned, can’t wait to share! Reply

  • Julie
    August 16, 2018

    So much better then take out! I added a lilttle bit sesame oil and it turned out so delish! Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 16, 2018

      You’re welcome! Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Popcorn Boxes
    August 16, 2018

    very nice recipe i try this recipe thanks for sharing the article Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 16, 2018

      You’re welcome! Reply

  • August 15, 2018

    a great recipe, love being able to use my own fresh ingredients in what, for me, is a different flavor profile, and also love knowing what’s in it (as opposed to take-out!), great for instance that the sweetener is honey instead of a dollop of sugar, thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      August 15, 2018

      Yes! I love that you can make this a different recipe every time just using the veggies you have on hand, and the honey as a sweetener is a healthier and tastier way to go 😉 Reply

  • Marina
    August 14, 2018

    I happened upon this recipe today and realized I already had everything for it in my fridge! It was easy and so good. The husband loved it and I know I will definitely make it again. I just used whatever I had on hand, which was zucchini, onion, green beans, carrots, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Reply

    • Natasha
      August 15, 2018

      I love it when that happens and I have everything I needed in the fridge! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your amazing review!! Reply

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