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5 from 6 votes

Better Than Takeout Chicken Stir Fry

This better than takeout Chicken Stir Fry recipe is packed full of fresh veggies and covered in a flavor-packed garlic and ginger sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: easy chicken stir fry recipe, healthy chicken stir fry, stir fry sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 208kcal


For the Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or Tamari sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¾ cup low sodium chicken broth

For the Stir Fry

  • 10 to 12 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast, thinly cut into strips OR cut into about 1.5-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced into coins
  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced into strips
  • 4 ounces sliced button mushrooms
  • green onion , for garnish
  • toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • red pepper flakes, for garnish


  • In a mixing bowl combine soy sauce and cornstarch; whisk until completely incorporated.
  • Whisk in brown sugar, sesame oil, and chicken broth; set aside.
  • Prepare chicken by cutting it into small cubes or long thin strips; set aside.
  • Add vegetable oil to a Wok or use a large nonstick skillet; set wok over high heat.
  • Once oil is hot, add garlic and ginger; stir and cook for 10 seconds.
  • Add onion and continue to cook for 1 more minute, stirring frequently, just until onion softens.
  • Stir in the chicken and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until chicken is white; stir frequently.
  • Add in prepared carrots, peppers, and mushrooms; continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir the sauce that you prepared earlier, and then add it to the wok; cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, stirring very frequently, until sauce has thickened, veggies are crisp-tender, and chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with green onions, sesame seeds, and pepper flakes.
  • Serve over rice.


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 543mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3608IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg