Easy Chicken Stir Fry

This easy and delicious chicken stir fry will be on the table in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is packed full of healthy vegetables and can be customized with whatever vegetables you have on hand.

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The history of this chicken stir fry recipe

My husband and I first learned how to make this chicken stir fry back when we were still dating (and learning how to cook together).

This was one of his favorite recipes to make and I happily ate whatever he put in front of me because I could manage to mess up a box of macaroni and cheese those days. I also happily ate it because it was delicious.

Also, I bought him this wok for his birthday that year. That was back when I thought it acceptable to buy him kitchen items as gifts. I learned that was not a favorite thing pretty quick, but we still have our trusty wok many years later. 🙂


I love the way to the cucumber soaks up the stir-fry sauce in this chicken stir fry recipe.

You can also switch out the cucumber for zucchini or whatever vegetables you prefer. Just make sure you have approximately 3 cups of vegetables chopped and ready to go.

These days, we like to pair our easy stir fry with frozen fried rice.  

It’s simple to make, tastes great, and all three of our kids gobble it up. This dish also makes great leftovers (I’ll be claiming the chicken stir fry and fried rice for my lunch tomorrow, thank you very much). 

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5 from 1 vote

Chicken Stir Fry

A simple and delicious stir-fry recipe made with chicken and fresh vegetables. 
Course Main Dish Recipes
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword chicken stir fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 317 kcal
Author Aileen Clark


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch broccoli cut into small florets
  • 1 cucumber sliced and halved
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup stir fry sauce
  • 1 box Ling Ling Fried Rice Chinese Style Vegetable


  1. Heat olive oil in wok or large skillet over medium-high heat
  2. Add cubed chicken to wok and cover. Stir occasionally. 
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Allow chicken to cook all the way through, 6-8 minutes.
  5. Remove chicken from wok and set aside. 
  6. Add broccoli, cucumber, red bell pepper, and ginger to wok. 
  7. Stir-fry until vegetables are tender. About 5 minutes. 
  8. Mix in minced garlic and cook another 30 seconds. 
  9. Add chicken back to the wok and pour in stir-fry sauce. 
  10. Mix to coat everything with the sauce 
  11. Bring to a boil and let cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  12. Heat Ling Ling Fried Rice in the microwave for 7 minutes (cook both bags that come in the box). 
  13. Serve chicken stir-fry over the fried rice. 
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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