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This chicken stir fry recipe features tender chunks of chicken with garlic, broccoli and bell pepper in a sweet and savory sauce, for a weeknight dinner that's easy to make in 20 minutes
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Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

This chicken stir fry recipe is an easy weeknight dinner that's ready in 20 minutes! Cubed chicken breast is sauteed with vegetables and coated in a stir fry sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken and vegetable stir fry, chicken stir fry
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Cindy


Stir Fry Sauce

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce low sodium recommended (see note)
  • 1-2 tbsp honey to taste

Chicken Stir Fry

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 1/2-inch (4 cm) cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper or carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tsp water

Extra Seasoning - Optional


  • In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce, broth and honey until dissolved. Reserve.
  • Place a large skillet on medium-high heat. When hot, add the oil and cubed chicken. (see note)
  • Season with salt and pepper and sauté for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Then turn the pieces over and cook 2-3 minutes more.
  • Add the garlic and vegetables and stir fry for 3-5 minutes until just starting to soften.
  • Add soy sauce mixture to the pan. Cover and cook for one minute until reduced slightly.
  • Add the optional sesame oil and red pepper flakes. Then add the cornstarch-water mixture.
  • Stir for 30-60 seconds until the sauce has thickened enough to barely coat the chicken pieces.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately with rice or noodles as desired.



  • You can substitute cubed chicken thighs for chicken breasts.
  • A quality low-sodium soy sauce such as San-J or Kikkoman is ideal. To make this dish gluten-free, use coconut aminos instead.
  • Avoid crowding the pan to ensure the chicken browns properly. Fry in batches if needed.


Serving: 120g | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 693mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1325IU | Vitamin C: 80.9mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.3mg