Easy Chicken Stir Fry – quick and easy vegetable and chicken stir fry with delicious teriyaki sauce. Perfect served with noodles or rice.
If you like easy takeout recipes, you will also like my Chicken Chow Mein and the Chicken Fried Rice.
Colorful dishes with fresh and bright vegetables are always my favorite. Bonus points if they are quick and easy to make. Even more bonus points, if they give me an excuse to make my favorite teriyaki sauce and coat it all in it. Talk about flavors! This Easy Chicken Stir Fry is a twist on my most popular recipe and a family favorite: Quick Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls. It has the same sauce and chicken, even more vegetables and this time we are serving it with Asian noodles. Dinner on the table in under 20 minutes.
This Easy Chicken Stir Fry is a perfect dinner idea for busy weeknights, great for meal prep and to enjoy for lunch through the week or for a date night in. You can use any vegetables you like and serve it with rice or noodles.
Stir fry is one of the easiest dishes you can make at home and skip the take out. All you need is meat or tofu, bright vegetables, the sauce and rice or noodles.
- olive oil
- chicken breasts or thighs
- salt and pepper
- red bell pepper
- carrot sticks
- noodles or rice
- Cook chicken in skillet first, then remove and make place for vegetables.
- Saute until they reach desired texture, add sauce and cook to thicken.
- Add the chicken back to skillet and stir everything together.
- Serve over cooked Asian noodles (I love the LoMein Noodles but you can even use spaghetti, if that’s what you have on hand) or my Perfectly Fluffy Rice cooked without rice cooker. We also love it with quinoa and cauliflower rice.
Chicken stir fry can be served with noodles or rice (and vegetables rice substitutes). If serving with rice, I recommend stirring the cooked and drained noodles right with the chicken and vegetables so the sauce can coat everything. I like Lo Mein Noodles but spaghetti noodles work too.
Stir fry vegetables:
Stir fry is one of those dishes that you can make with different vegetables, depending on what you like or have on hand. I recommend garlic, carrots (thinly sliced into sticks), red bell pepper or sweet mini peppers, onion and broccoli. I also often add baby corn and snap peas. Make it bright and colorful! Each vegetable adds texture and flavor to the finished result. This stir fry is made with thinly sliced chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces. You can use chicken thighs cut the same way or to make this dish vegan, use cubed tofu. You can always skip that ingredient and keep it vegetarian.
The teriyaki sauce used in this recipe is easy and can be made ahead of time. Simply whisk cornstarch, vinegar (rice, apple cider or white), soy sauce, minced garlic and ginger and brown sugar together in a 1 cup measuring cup. Make sure no clumps of cornstarch remain. Add to cooked veggies and bring to simmer to thicken the sauce. It is absolutely delicious! To make ahead, double or triple the ingredients, cook the sauce in a medium saucepan and store in a jar with lid in the fridge.
More Asian dinner recipes:
- Mongolian Beef Rice Bowls
- Quick Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Chicken Yakisoba
- Shrimp Fried Rice
- Sweet and Sour Sauce
Check out my collection of easy Asian dinner recipes, HERE.
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