Stir Fry Chicken With Rice


Stir Fry Chicken With Rice – This delicious, quick and easy to make chicken and rice stir fry recipe is sure to become a family favorite! It’s simple, tasty, cheap and a great way to use up leftover chicken.

We have a lot of stir fry recipes on, and we have some great chicken with rice recipes — but what if you made them together?

Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

This Chicken Stir Fry Recipe is so much better than takeout! The chicken and vegetables in a garlic ginger soy sauce with honey is the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

Chicken stir fry recipe in a skillet

This stir fry is ready in under 30-minutes and is so versatile.

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Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

This chicken stir fry recipe will become a staple in your home. It’s so quick to make and you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand. It tastes wonderful regardless of how you alter the ingredients.

This chicken and vegetable stir fry will become your easy go-to dinner. You will wow your guests and family alike, even the picky eaters with approve!

Chicken and vegetables stir fry in a skillet

How Do You Make Chicken Stir Fry?

Chicken stir fry couldn’t be easier to make than this recipe.

  • Cut the chicken thighs (or breast) into bite-sized pieces and cook.
  • Cook vegetables until desired tenderness.
  • Prepare easy sweet and savory stir fry sauce.
  • Combine the chicken with the vegetables and sauce. Simmer until sauce thickens and ingredients are well incorporated.

TIP: When cutting chicken, slice into small bite-sized pieces. This will ensure the chicken is full of flavor, tender and not hard to chew.

Best Chicken for Stir Fry?

Chicken thighs tend to be more forgiving in stir fry, but you can substitute with chicken breast if you don’t have thighs on hand.

Ingredients for how to make stir fry

Can I Substitute Stir Fry Vegetables?

Yes, you can totally use whatever vegetables you have on hand. Here are some great options that you can use in the chicken stir fry:

  • sweet peas
  • asparagus
  • green beans
  • bell peppers
  • broccoli
  • mushrooms
  • onions
  • zucchini
Step-by-step phptos how to make chicken stir fry.

What can I serve Chicken Stir Fry with?

Serve the stir fry with your favorite side. A plain fried rice, white rice or noodles will all work great as there are vegetables and protein in the stir fry already.

Chicken Stir Fry over fried rice in a bowl.

Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

4.94 from 276 votes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

A 30-minute chicken stir fry recipe with an easy ginger honey soy sauce. Perfect easy dinner your whole family will enjoy. |

This Chicken Stir Fry Recipe is so much better than takeout! The chicken with vegetables smothered in a garlic and ginger soy sauce with honey is the perfect balance of sweet and savory. 

Skill Level: Easy

Cost to Make: $10-$14

Keyword: Chicken Stir Fry

Cuisine: American, Asian

Course: Main Course

Calories: 523

Servings: 4 servings


Chicken Stir Fry Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 zucchini, sliced or cubed
  • 2 Tbsp oil, divided
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 small carrot, julienned or cubed
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper, cubed
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 onion, cubed
  • ½ cup cashews

Best Stir Fry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch


  1. Trim chicken thighs of excess fat and cut into bite-sized pieces. Cut the vegetables into even-sized pieces (about the same size as the chicken pieces).
  2. Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl.
  3. In a large pan (or wok), on med/high heat, heat 1 Tbsp oil. Once oil is hot, add chicken in a single layer. Cook chicken until browned, mixing as needed. Once cooked, remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  4. Add the remaining oil and the butter to skillet with the broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms, red peppers, onion, and carrots. Cook until vegetables are crisp tender, mixing frequently.
  5. Add chicken back to the pan. Add the garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  6. Add the cashews then pour the sauce into the pan and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and let stir fry simmer until the sauce thickens and is well incorporated with the remaining ingredients. Garnish with green onion and sesame seed before serving if desired.

Chicken Stir-Fry

A quick and easy dish to prepare, this chicken stir-fry is packed with veggies. Try adding bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, snap peas, or any of your favorite vegetables. Serve it with white or brown rice, or noodles.




Chicken Stir-Fry


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Recipe Summary


30 mins


35 mins


15 mins


1 hr 20 mins




6 servings

colorful chicken stir fry in a stainless steel skillet


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Original recipe yields 6 servingsIngredient Checklist

  • 2 cups white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • ⅔ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 head broccoli, broken into florets
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 onion, cut into large chunks
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Bring rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Step 2Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, and corn starch in a small bowl; stir until smooth. Mix ginger, garlic, and red pepper into sauce; coat chicken with marinade and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Step 3Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir bell pepper, water chestnuts, broccoli, carrots, and onion until just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove vegetables from skillet and keep warm.
  • Step 4Remove chicken from marinade, reserving liquid. Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chicken until slightly pink on the inside, about 2 minutes per side; return vegetables and reserved marinade to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve over rice.

Honey Soy Chicken Stir Fry

< 20 Minutes

Serves 4


450g SunRice Steamed Jasmine Rice Family Pack2 tsp Cornflour1/3 cup Soy sauce1/4 cup Water1/3 cup Honey1 tbsp Grated ginger1 tbsp Vegetable oil500g Chicken breast or thigh fillets, cut into strips1 Large carrot, thinly sliced2 cups Broccoli florets, halved1 Red capsicum, cut into strips4 Green onions, sliced, plus extra to serve3 cloves Garlic, crushed


  1. Place cornflour in a jug. Gradually blend with water. Add soy sauce, honey and ginger and stir to combine. Set aside.
  2. To cook the rice, simply massage the pouch to separate the grains and place in the microwave for the required time as indicated on the packet. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan or wok over a high heat. Add chicken and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Reduce heat slightly. Add carrot, broccoli and capsicum and stir-fry for 3 minutes longer, then add green onions and garlic and stir-fry for another minute.
  4. Stir honey soy mixture, then add to frying pan. Simmer, stirring for 2 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender-crisp. Serve with rice and garnish with extra green onions.

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