Chicken-Veggie Stir Fry

Chicken-Veggie Stir Fry

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 156.8
  • Total Fat: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 43.9 mg
  • Sodium: 257.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 18.6 g

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Introduction

This is a great meal for a busy night--for some added fun, bring out the chopsticks! Change up the veggies, and you'll have a new meal each time you make this dish.

This is a great meal for a busy night--for some added fun, bring out the chopsticks! Change up the veggies, and you'll have a new meal each time you make this dish.


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 T low-sodium soy sauce
    1 t hoisin sauce
    1 c warm water
    1 T cornstarch

    1 t peanut or olive oil
    1 t garlic, minced
    1 t ginger, minced
    1 t Thai hot sauce
    2 c mushrooms, sliced
    2 c broccoli slaw or chopped broccoli
    1 c carrots, shredded
    1 roasted red bell pepper
    2 c chicken breasts, cooked and cubed

Tips

This recipe uses two great products that can help you expedite your cooking: jarred garlic and ginger!

Another great tip for busy nights: Bake, broil, grill or poach chicken breasts at the beginning of the week, and you'll have them on hand for meals throughout the week.


Directions

Combine the soy sauce, hoisin, water, and cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir to combine; set aside. In a flat bottomed pan or wok set to high heat, add the oil, garlic, ginger, and Thai hot sauce. Stir fry for 1 minute. Add the vegetables and chicken. Stir fry, moving all ingredients in the wok quickly for 3-4 minutes. Add prepared sauce and continue to cook until the liquid thickens. Serve with brown rice or rice noodles.
Makes four two cup servings.

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  • Very Good
    67 of 68 people found this review helpful
    When stir frying, I always cook the meat first (especially with chicken) to make sure it gets cooked through. Remove from wok and stir fry veggies, adding meat back at the end.
    For goodness sake, season to your liking - if you find it bland, add some more Thai hot sauce.
    - 7/17/11

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  • 27 of 28 people found this review helpful
    Made it tonight and served over quinoia. Substituted Stir Fry Sauce for Hoison. Added asparagus, zucchini and Green pepper too. Very good. - 6/30/11

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  • Incredible!
    25 of 26 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful and easy to do-I often follow this using veggies alone or shrimps instead of chcken. - 2/9/10

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  • 20 of 21 people found this review helpful
    Hoisin sauce ( smoky Asian bbq sauce) can be found in international or Asian supermarket aisle with soy sauce. - 4/22/12

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  • Good
    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Good- but needs more flavor-- more ginger, garlic, and hot sauce will help! - 8/28/10

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! Quick and easy. Only thing I would change is to stir fry the chicken first then set aside, cook veggies, then add chicken back in. But more oil will probably be required to cook veggies and is most likely why Meg did it this way. Will definitely cook this again - 3/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Very flavorful--left out mushrooms and added pineapple. Leftovers were good for lunch the next day! - 3/17/12

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  • 7 of 33 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried it yet, so can't rate it. However, based on the comments I will add a bit more ginger, garlic and hot sauce. It's hard to understand why several people ask what hoisin is. Ever heard of Google? I've never come up blank when Googling. - 1/7/12

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    We also cooked it with asparagus, cobbettes, and water chestnuts. We had just done this a week ago before I saw this recipe. We also served it on brown rice. - 9/24/11

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Excellent and very filling. I had fresh broccoli from my garden and I used some bean sprouts to stretch it out even more without a lot of extra calories. - 7/21/11

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. I added some crushed red pepper and cayenne pepper. My husband and I loved it. Thank you. - 2/18/10

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this without meat, it was great. - 4/30/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I substituted fish sauce (since that's what I had on hand) for hoisin sauce, tripled the garlic, ginger, and hot sauce, then added an onion to the aromatics. It was very tasty and my steak-and-potato-loving husband went back for seconds. - 9/18/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Super simple and very good. I did add a tsp of cornstarch to the soy sauce mixture to thicken up the sauce. My family (kids too) liked it. Thanks. - 4/27/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I used green beans for the broccoli and a regular red pepper. Very tasty and will definitely make again. - 1/23/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this recipe tonight. We are trying to cut back on the red meat (a difficult thing for ex South Africans), but this chicken recipe seems easy, healthy and tasty. Thank you for helping us to change our bad habits. We love SparkPeople Recipe's! - 2/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    What a quick recipe that tastes fabulous! It's faster than take out!!!! (and oh so much healthier) - 10/2/12

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    it was very good..I served it over rice. I used the broccoli slaw mix found in the produce section. very easy - 2/1/12

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My husband said: "Blessed Chef Megan cause this is delicious" and my son (10 y old) and I agree. I made it today - 8/26/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Just added extra sauce, more garlic and seasonings. - 3/19/12

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  • Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I thought the sauce was a little bland. We added another T of soy sauce and a T of oyster sauce, and that helped a lot. I make a lot of stir fries, so I'm always excited to try a new sauce recipe! - 7/17/11

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Hoisin sauce, or haixian sauce, is a Chinese dipping sauce.

    Haven't tried this recipe yet but have added it to my 'cookbook'.
    - 6/16/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was great-used red and yellow peppers and added pea pods and extra low sodium soy sauce when served up. Didn't use mushrooms but will make a version of this one night a week. New goal. - 7/17/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have never heard of any cook or chef stir frying the chicken and the veggies together in the beginning in a recipe like this. You usually stir fry the chicken, remove to a plate, then stir fry the veggies, make the sauce then add all back in last few mins. Otherwise great recipe! - 7/17/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    tasty--easy--only change I made was I added fresh chopped garlic cloves- - 7/16/12

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  • 2 of 33 people found this review helpful
    Whatever is hoisin and whenever I have to separate ingredients, the recipe is not simple. - 5/18/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent and so versatile - 2/9/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A little bland. Double the chili, garlic and ginger? Slice the chicken, rather than cube. - 3/21/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I recommend slicing the chicken very thin, then put in one egg white along with 1 tbsp corn starch. This keeps the chicken moist while stir frying. I also use napa cabbage. And LOTS more garlic & ginger. - 3/8/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'm trying to figure out how mincing garlic and ginger, slicing/chopping broccoli and mushrooms, roasting a red pepper, shredding carrots and cooking/cubing chicken, can be done in 5 minutes. I've used this recipe before and it's a great recipe, but it takes FAR longer than 5 minutes to prep. - 11/17/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe looks delicious. However, you listed prep time as 5 minutes. That may be true AFTER the veggie and meat prep. It would be very beneficial if the true prep time was listed. Looking forward to trying it! Thanks. - 7/30/12

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Being vegetarian, I substituted a seaweed strip for the hoisin and faux chik'n for the chicken brease. - 7/18/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    How do you come up with 5 minutes prep time? It takes me a lot longer to clean and chop the vegetables. Any tips to speed that up? - 7/16/12

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  • Very Good
    I make this often, using various veggies, and meats (The shrimp idea sounds wonderful!) AsJanwosowever said I too, cook the meat first. Remove it, than the veggies, adding the meat back in. And with ANnie028 I double (or if in the mood LOL) I triple the garlic, and ginger. Plus onion. - 7/22/21

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  • Thanks - 7/22/21

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  • I too cooked the chicken first then removed it and added veggies. I didn't shred the carrots, sliced thin. Our tummies don't like spicy so I added oyster sauce instead. Made brown jasmine rice. Very good! - 7/22/21

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  • good - 6/5/21

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  • Can add a bag of some frozen 'Japanese mixed' veggies and clear out the freezer a bit - 6/2/21

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  • Good
    Do as you see fit, make it your own, donít really need a recipe in 2020. This recipe is old, when stir frying at home was a new thing! - 11/23/20

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  • Incredible!
    Very delicious and easy to make recipe - 11/8/20

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  • This is a great time to peel broccoli stems and julienne them so you're not wasting a perfectly good part of the vegetable. - 11/8/20

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  • Very Good
    good recipe, always season my own way because if I didn't I would not care for the taste~ - 9/21/20

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  • Incredible!
    Great recipe Made my own adjustments and it was great. - 7/26/20

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  • Good
    Looks good - 5/10/20

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  • very good - 3/14/20

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  • Very Good
    Great - 3/14/20

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  • Incredible!
    Wonderful. I tried it without the chicken to start and added more vegetables. Niice! - 2/21/20

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  • I would add sliced celery, canned bamboo shoots, sliced zucchini, sliced cauliflower, canned baby corn, canned bean sprouts and sesame seeds... - 12/13/19

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  • yummy - 11/15/19

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  • :) - 10/8/19

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  • Very good - 4/9/19

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  • Incredible!
    I added green onion.. yum - 3/22/19

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  • Very Good
    ty - 2/22/19

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  • Delicious - 2/5/19

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  • Incredible!
    very tasty and quick to make. Loved it. Will make again.
    - 1/30/19

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  • My daughter and I do a stir fry 2-3 a month. Great way to get your veggies in - 1/7/19

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  • Incredible!
    Yum - 12/31/18

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  • Sounds like a healthy and tasty meal. Thank you for sharing. I am looking forward to making this. - 11/23/18

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  • I love stir-fry recipes!
    - 11/21/18

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  • Very Good
    Love the reader responses. Good thoughts in this one - 11/16/18

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  • Looks so good - 11/15/18

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  • thank you - 11/15/18

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  • So easy - great taste - 11/15/18

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  • I love chicken veggie stir fries....but have fallen in love with cajun ....so will cook chopped chicken in wok sprayed with cooking spray....remove....add more spray....add loads of veggies to wok...stir fry ....add chicken ..sprinkle with worcestershire sauce and cajun spice to your own liking. - 11/4/18

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  • I love this but couldn't help but change, I don't mind the extra calories. For the sauce I use low-sodium chicken broth for the water, add a teaspoon of dry sherry. But that's my habit from cooking stir-fry for years. - 10/24/18

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  • Incredible!
    very good - 10/21/18

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  • Great idea - 10/16/18

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  • Incredible!
    - 9/12/18

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  • Very Good
    My family devoured this dish! - 8/31/18

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  • Incredible!
    This came so good. Hubby really loved it. - 8/12/18

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  • yummy.... - 7/12/18

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  • Incredible!
    This was my first attempt doing a stir-fry, loved it, will do again. - 6/29/18

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  • Didn't use the hot sauce, but it was very good. - 6/13/18

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  • NICE - 5/19/18

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  • Good - 5/14/18

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  • Very good. Made it last night. Think I will try shrimp next time. - 5/11/18

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  • This sounds tasty. I will try it and rate after I do. - 4/13/18

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  • yum - 3/31/18

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  • Very Good
    Good - 3/5/18

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  • O.K.
    good - 3/2/18

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  • Yum - 2/28/18

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  • Very Good
    really good - 2/17/18

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  • mmmm - 2/17/18

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  • Good
    Turned out good but I ended up adding some sweet n'sour sauce because that's just what my taste buds prefer. - 2/14/18

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 2/11/18

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  • Good
    I used a broccoli slaw so did not add more carrots.... this is good with leftover chicken, or with shrimp - 2/11/18

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  • Very nice - 2/11/18

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  • Very Good
    Yum! - 1/23/18

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  • This looks yummy - 12/27/17

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  • Perfect idea - 12/13/17

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  • looks good - 12/3/17

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  • Looks good - 11/27/17

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  • Looks healthy - 11/23/17

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  • Good
    Very good - 11/18/17

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  • i make this often. so good & so easy. - 11/16/17

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  • I used regular soy sauce and teriyaki sauce mixed together. I don't care for spicy, even a little, in my Chinese cooking. - 11/13/17

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  • A must try! - 10/21/17

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  • Incredible!
    Great with a couple of substitutions. - 10/12/17

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  • Bad
    We must use time creatively.
    - Martin Luther King
    - 8/24/17

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  • Looks gfreat and within calorie range. - 8/8/17

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