Bowl of simple stir fry chicken in a bowl with chop sticks in the bowl!

Simple Stir Fry Chicken

A simple, delicious way to make chicken and veggies!
Course Chicken
Cuisine Asian
Keyword simple stir fry chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 266 kcal
Author Elaine Benoit


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 onions medium, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers sliced and chopped in chunks
  • 10 ounces portobello mushrooms package, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons garlic paste
  • 1 inch ginger sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1.5 pounds chicken thighs of boneless, skinless, chopped to bite size chunks


  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon chipotle powder or more
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Heat a wok or sauté pan on medium high heat.  Once it's heated up and sesame oil and let it heat up for 30 seconds

  2. Add onions and bell peppers and sauté for 15 minutes.  Add mushrooms, garlic and ginger and sauté for an additional 5 minutes

  3. Take off heat and set aside

  4. Heat another sauté pan on medium and add sesame oil

  5. Add chicken and sauté for 6 minutes, stirring every minute
  6. Make sauce as the chicken is cooking: Get your mixing bowl and add soy sauce, maple syrup, chicken broth, basil cumin, garlic powder and chipotle powder - whisk to combine

  7. Add sauce to chicken and cook it all for 2 more minutes (so the chicken cooks 8 minutes all together)

  8. Spoon into bowls
  9. Serve
  10. Eat
  11. Enjoy
Nutrition Facts
Simple Stir Fry Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 820mg36%
Potassium 654mg19%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 1300IU26%
Vitamin C 55.5mg67%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.