easy chicken stir fry

May 13th, 2011

Sometimes I get so excited about a recipe that it’s kind of torture to wait to share it with you guys!  This was so totally easy and delicious that I was dying to post it the day that we made it — the perfect simple, fresh weeknight dinner. 

Chad and I got into a really bad take-out rut this winter, and lately I’ve been trying to make the switch to simple, quick weeknight dinners.  They’re usually nothing special so I don’t post them on Sugarlaws, but they’re healthy and easy and often surprisingly delicious. 

And this was somewhere in between — easy enough for a no-fuss meal, but special enough that I had to share it.  Breville sent me this hot wok, which is electric and runs easily on your countertop.  I was skeptical that it could get hot enough for a good stir fry, but the chicken seared really nicely!  And it was super easy to clean — just a wet soapy sponge and a paper towel and I was done. 

Easy Chicken Stir Fry


2 tbsp canola oil
2 6-ounce skinless boneless chicken breast, cut crosswise into strips
1 large white onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons sesame oil
2 red bell peppers, cut into matchstick-size strips
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 scallions, white and light green parts, chopped


Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken to the skillet and stir-fry until just cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.  Add bell pepper, onion and garlic; stir-fry about 5 minutes.  Stir in the sesame oil and soy sauce and simmer for a few additional minutes. Sprinkle with chopped scallions and serve warm with brown rice.

Serves 3-4 with rice as a main dish. 

Tags: food · main dishes

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Carly // May 13, 2011 at 7:05 am

    this looks delic…easy to make and super healthy…
    I should try..no excuses.

  • 2 Lynda@Me and My Pink Mixer // May 13, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I love stir-fry and this looks fabulous.  Wish I had some for lunch right now!

  • 3 Jill // May 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Add some cashews and dried jalapenos and I’m there! Yummy!

  • 4 Joanne // May 13, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    A hot wok sounds exactly like the kind of device I need in my apartment!  This stir fry looks delicious!

  • 5 katie // May 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    oo yum looks delicious! i love finding new recipes that are healthy (usually so that i can feel less guilty when i have a dessert afterwards 🙂

    katie x
    {glass of fashion}

  • 6 Lindsey // May 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I absolutely love stir frys! I think they are just so delicious! Yours look amazing and I cannot wait to try it!

  • 7 Shasie // May 15, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Looks yummy! I really need to start eating better also!

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  • 8 Julia // May 16, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I love simple recipes that turn out SUPER tasty.  Wok’s are easy to clean, sign me up!  I loathe doing dishes.

  • 9 Anne // Aug 29, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Love love it!!But I didn´t add that sesame oil because I thought that it would be too much oil.But still very delicious !

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  • 11 Candy // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Just made this for dinner..it’s amazing!  Thx for the recipe!!!


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