Easy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Here’s the thing. I enjoy cooking, but I don’t enjoy cooking for long. I like quick, efficient meals that taste like I’ve been cooking all afternoon. So when I concocted with easy chicken stir fry recipe, I quickly added it to my list of regular meals to cook.

Not only is it a meal you can make in less than thirty minutes, it’s also a crowd pleaser. This easy chicken stir fry is now one of my foody husband’s favorite meals I cook! And it’s very easy to make it keto friendly by switching out the brown rice for cauliflower rice.

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On top of being easy and delicious, it’s fresh and healthy. You can opt for frozen versions of the ingredients, but for around the same price, you can get fresh ingredients that really make a difference in how the meal tastes and how you feel about eating it. Pluss opting for fresh ingredients makes for really good leftovers as well whereas previously frozen veggies can tend to become soggy more quickly.

Let’s dive right in!

Ingredients

{Quantities estimated for 2-3 people}

Chicken – I prefer white meat chicken tenderloins. About 8 tenderloins will serve 2 people with leftovers. They are easy to cut, and you’re hard pressed to get a bad bite.

Bell Pepper – I recommend one red and one green.

Onion – ½ of a yellow onion should do the trick, but if you’re a big onion fun, throw the whole thing in there. It can’t do anything but make it more flavorful.

Broccoli – If you’re into chopping a head of broccoli, go for it. I like to go for the fresh pre-chopped florets. These days a lot of them come freshly chopped in a steam-in-the-bag option without being frozen. It’s up to you if you want to buy a head, pre-chopped, or even frozen. Either way, you’ll be steaming it. It’s a matter of personal preference.

Stir Fry Sauce – Pick your poison. I am a big fan of Kikkoman’s Stir-Fry Sauce. It’s flavorful without being too strong. If you like a kick or want to try something fun and different, I recommend Alessi’s Italian/Asian Fusion Sweet and Spicy Sauce. It can be used for just about anything but makes an excellent addition to a stir fry. I always use some of the Alessi’s sauce even if I use the Kikkoman Stir-Fry Sauce as the base.

Soy Sauce – You know the stuff

Olive Oil – Extra Virgin Olive Oil if you want to get technical. You won’t need much of this. It’s just for stove-frying the chicken and veggies.

Salt

Pepper

Brown Rice or Cauliflower Rice – I am a brown rice lover, no doubt about it. But cauliflower rice pairs very nicely with this meal I you are looking for a low-carb option.

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil on the stove
  2. Cut chicken tenders into bite-sized chunks and add to the oil
  3. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper to the chicken
  4. Cook chicken on medium-high until done
  5. Steam broccoli while chicken is cooking (I like to use microwavable steam veggies, but you can also steam them on the stovetop if you prefer)
  6. Chop bell pepper and onions. I prefer my peppers and onions to be in pretty large pieces so they are easy to stab along with the chicken, but chopping size is totally up to you.
  7. Add bell pepper and onion to the chicken
  8. Add the Stir Fry Sauce of your choice to the chicken and veggies. Don’t dump the whole bottle in, though. Instead, eyeball how much looks right for the quantity of chicken and vegetables and then add from there. You can always add more later if needed.
  9. Once onion and bell peppers are sautéed to your liking, add in steamed broccoli
  10. Add in a little soy sauce. I like to add a dash or two to the dish but then leave the bottle out so each person can decide how much they want.
  11. Let stir fry simmer for five to fifteen minutes on low. This will help all the flavors meld together before serving.
  12. Steam brown rice or cauliflower rice while the stir fry simmers
  13. Serve!

And there you have it! I hope your family enjoys this meal as much as mine does. Whether you’re a busy business person, a stay at home mom with her hands full, a college student trying to keep a type budget and schedule, or someone who’s just looking for a quick and easy stir fry recipe, this meal is sure to check all the boxes. Quick. Easy. Healthy. And Delicious.