Chicken Stir-fry Recipes

Healthy Chicken Stir-fry Recipes That are Heaven Served on a Plate

If you love to have chicken, why not make a healthy and low-fat chicken stir-fry preparation? You can incorporate vegetables of your choice in this dish.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2017
A chicken dish prepared in any form tastes delicious. Whether you fry the batter-coated chicken, grill it or make a stir-fry chicken dish, it converts every meal into something special. This makes chicken a very popular food in almost all cuisines of the world. Relatively cheaper than other meat alternatives, it is a healthy and nutritious food for all. If you are tired of the regular grilled and baked chicken, try making stir-fry recipe loaded with healthy vegetables.

Easy Chicken Stir-fry

Ingredients
  • Chicken breasts, 1 lb. (boneless and skinless)
  • Green peas, ¼ cup
  • Mushroom, ⅛ lb.
  • Carrots, 2 (medium-sized)
  • Water chestnuts, 1 small can
  • Vegetable oil, 1 tbsp.
  • Hoisin sauce, 2 tbsp.
Directions

Wash and prepare the veggies. Peel carrots, Run water through peas in a colander and keep aside, make thick slices out the carrots and mushrooms. Also, drain water chestnuts. Place the chicken on a cutting board and make pieces (2 × 2 inch size). Once you are done preparing these ingredients, preheat a wok over high heat. Pour cooking oil and cook the chicken. As it is almost ¾ cooked, stir in vegetables including water chestnut. Turning constantly, cook chicken and vegetable for 10-15 minutes. Add the hoisin sauce and stir well to coat the vegetables with sauce. This chicken stir-fry preparation is served best with plain or brown rice.

Chicken Stir-fry in Peanut Sauce

Ingredients for Stir-fry
  • Chicken breast, 6 oz. (cut into strips)
  • Vegetables of your choice, 3½ cups (chopped)
  • Garlic, 2 cloves (minced)
  • Ginger, 1 tsp. (minced)
  • Sesame oil, 1 tsp.
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
Ingredients for Peanut Sauce
  • Peanut butter, 1½ tbsp.
  • Hot water, 1½ tbsp.
  • Rice vinegar, 1 tbsp.
  • Low-sodium soy sauce, 1 tsp.
  • Hot chili sauce (as per taste)
Directions

Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray and saute chicken pieces till they are cooked through. Remove cooked chicken from pan. Heat pan again and pour sesame oil. Add garlic, sauté for 1 minute and then add ginger. To this, stir in chopped vegetables and cook. When vegetables turn soft and tender, add chicken and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle salt and pepper as per your taste. Now, let's work on chicken stir-fry sauce. For this, whisk together the hot water with peanut butter in a saucepan. Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, and chili sauce. Blend the concoction well. Serve the stir-fried chicken and peanut sauce with brown rice.

Spicy Chicken Stir-fry

Ingredients
  • Boneless chicken, 1 lb. (prepared into pieces)
  • Frozen stir-fry vegetables, 1 packet
  • Cooking oil, ¼ cup
  • Vinegar, ¼ cup
  • Teriyaki glaze, ⅓ cup
  • Tabasco sauce, 1 tbsp.
  • Salt, ¼ tsp.
  • Pepper, ¼ tsp.
  • Chili powder as per taste
Directions

Heat oil over a medium-high heat in a wok or frying pan. Cook chicken till it is partly done. Add vinegar and vegetables. Stir often and cook until vegetables become tender. Drain oil and vinegar as far as possible. Following this add teriyaki glaze, Tabasco sauce, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Stir and cook for 10-15 minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves and your spicy chicken stir-fry is ready to serve.

To minimize oil, substitute 2 tablespoons chicken broth for 1 tablespoon oil. Include this healthy chicken stir-fry recipe in the weekend menu and reduce your calorie intake. For a different flavor, you can add varied vegetables, herbs, and condiments of your preferred choice.
Stir-fried Spicy Chicken