Chicken Recipe - Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry with side of steamed broccoli
Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry with side of steamed broccoli | Source

Stir fry is one of my most favorite meals to prepare for many reasons being:

  • Healthy cooking
  • Vegetable variety
  • Can be made quickly
  • Filling and satisfying
  • Flavors are endless
  • Meat or meatless options
  • Creative cooking and colorful dishes



Cook Time does not include 2 hour marinating time.

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Will serve 5-6 people
Sliced chicken breasts
Sliced chicken breasts
Peppers and onion.
Peppers and onion.
Peppers and onion sliced and ready for stir fry
Peppers and onion sliced and ready for stir fry | Source

Ingredients for Honey Garlic Stir Fry

  • 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2 pounds) cut in thin strips
  • 1 sweet red pepper cut in thin strips
  • 1 sweet yellow pepper cut in thin strips
  • 1 sweet orange pepper cut in thin strips
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 onion peeled and cut into thick slices
  • 1 tbs. of olive or extra virgin olive oil
  • Marinade for the chicken. Please see recipe below.

Preparing the chicken for Honey Garlic Chicken

My recipe for Honey Garlic Chicken is made by starting the dish a few hours in advance marinating the chicken in a sauce. By doing this the garlic and honey flavors come through in every appetizing bite. By using the stir fry method of cooking the chicken is juicy, moist and tender.

Ingredients for Honey Garlic Marinade
Ingredients for Honey Garlic Marinade | Source

Honey Garlic Marinade or Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of either olive oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 cup of lemon juice concentrate or 1/4 Cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbs. of soy sauce
  • 3 tbs. of liquid honey
  • 4 garlic cloves pressed or grated (You can increase or decrease the amount of garlic you use)

Honey Garlic Marinade
Honey Garlic Marinade | Source
Chicken breast strips marinating.
Chicken breast strips marinating. | Source

Instructions for Marinade

  1. In a small bowl combine the olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, and honey.
  2. In a garlic press squeeze the peeled garlic cloves over the top of the bowl. I find if you cut or quarter the cloves they are easier to press through. Scrape out what is left in the press and add this as well to the bowl.
  3. Whisk all the ingredients together.
  4. Set aside while preparing the chicken breasts.
  5. Place the chicken breast strips In a marinating container or dish suitable for marinating.
  6. Give the marinade a final whisk and pour over the chicken breast strips making sure that they are all well coated.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


Let's Get Wokking

  1. In a wok or a large frying pan heat 1 tbs of oil swirling around to coat the pan.
  2. Remove the chicken from the marinade sauce and stir fry chicken for 3-5 minutes along with 1/2 of the marinade.
  3. Push the chicken up the sides of the wok and add the chopped garlic and onion slices. Stir fry for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the peppers and continue to stir fry for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve and ENJOY!



Step by Step Photos for Stir Frying

Chicken breast strips are in the wok and cooking
Chicken breast strips are in the wok and cooking
Add the garlic and onion slices
Add the garlic and onion slices
Peppers are now added
Peppers are now added | Source

Let's Eat!

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Does this sound good? Please rate accordingly.

4.8 stars from 11 ratings of Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Suggestions to switch up this recipe

  • Use shrimp instead of or along with the chicken
  • Use pork or turkey rather than chicken
  • Add other vegetables such as broccoli, mushrooms, celery, bean sprouts, or zucchini
  • Spice the dish up by using a hot Asian chili sauce
  • Chunks of fresh pineapple would give this dish a sweeter taste

Side Dish Options

My husband is on a low carbohydrate diet and sometimes preparing meals for our family can get a bit challenging. Side dishes that I have served with the Honey Garlic Stir Fry are:

Fried Rice and Chicken Chop Suey

Served over a bed of either white or brown rice.

Chinese Noodles

Green Bean Sauté

Shrimp and Broccoli Pasta


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Liesl Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments.


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Kathryn, Thanks for letting me know and so happy that you and Al enjoyed it.


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liesl5858 2 years ago from United Kingdom

This is my type of food. Stir fry foods are so easy to cook even those who do not cook normally. Well done for sharing us your recipe. Thank you.


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks so much Rebecca for everything!


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Kathryn Stratford 2 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

I made this once before, and it was delicious. I had forgotten about it, but now that I see it I am going to keep it in mind for the next time we have chicken! My boyfriend Al loves it when I cook different things, and I love surprising him with new dishes.

Thanks again, and have a great day!

~ Kathryn


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I haven't made a stir fry in awhile. This is motivating me to do so. I don't believe I've ever had garlic paired with honey. You always have the most delicious looking recipes. Shared and pinning to Healthy and Yummy.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Careermommy, Thanks so much for reading and for commenting.


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Careermommy 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Just Ask Susan, I love stir frys as well and this looks amazing. I liked the idea of putting the vegetables on the side. Normally I mix everything with the chicken, but this adds a nice touch to the same ol', same ol'


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

So glad that you liked it devisree. Thank you for letting me know.


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devisree 3 years ago from India

Thanks for sharing the recipe . Tried today and came out nicely.Voted up.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Carter, Thanks for letting me know that you tried recipe and enjoyed it.


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carter06 3 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Just want to say had it for dinner...really yum!! Thanks:)


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Glimmer Twin, Hope you enjoy it, it's tasty :)


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Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

Thanks for this recipe. We makes lots of stir frys in this house and now I have a new marinade to add to my recipe box.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you everyone for stopping by and for all of your great comments.

Kathryn, I'm so glad that you tried the recipe and enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me know.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

I tried this tonight, and it was delicious!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love chicken. It sound delicious only looking at the pictures. Very well presentation. I am glad you add the garlic too. I'll show this hub to my mom. Voted up!

Prasetio


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brandrocker 3 years ago

Yummy hub! I would love to have a taste! Keep it up!


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

This is such a great stir-fry recipe, Susan. This recipe comes in really handy for me right now. Got the stuff and got the time!


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Esmeowl12 3 years ago from Sevierville, TN

Youre recipe got my attention with "garlic" in the title. This sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing.


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Gordon Hamilton 3 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Hi, Susan. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious. I don't think I've ever combined garlic and honey before but as I read your Hub, I imagined I could taste it and am sure I would love it. You've also reminded me that I haven't used my wok in ages, when I used to use it two or three times a week. Garlic and honey is just the combination I'll need to try. Thanks for the inspiration - twice! :)


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Susan,

I love stir fry meals. They are so simple, quick (after the chopping...or in this case the marinating is done) and easy to accomplish. They are also generally very healthy meals. I love all of the ingredients that went into this Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry so know that I will like it. Up, useful and sharing!


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

This looks so good! If I didn't already have a meal planned out, I might try it tonight. Now I'm torn. I am not sure if I am in the mood for this or an enchilada! Mmmm! Oh, well, whatever I don't make tonight, I'll make tomorrow.

This looks like a wonderful recipe, and the photos are visually appealing. Thanks for sharing this.

By the way, I saw this as a result of Tillsontitan sharing it with hubbers, and now I am going to share it. A lot of people would love this recipe!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

This looks so good. I printed it to add to my recipes. I esp. like the marinade. Thank you....


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Oh this is a good one! Your recipe is great, instructions thorough and pictures enticing. This is a keeper Susan!

Voted up, useful, interesting, shared and pinned...I don't want to lose this one.


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carter06 3 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Great recipe Susan - healthy, colorful, fast & tasty - good choice for tomorrow nights dinner - lots of votes for this one - thanks for sharing

Cheers

Oh & great pics too :)


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ThePracticalMommy 3 years ago from United States

Yum! What a colorful and delicious recipe I'm sure! I'll have to try this since the kiddos love chicken and the hubby and I love stir fry.


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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

I love your photos. So delicious that I could hardly wait to cook this recipe myself! vOTED UP, USEFUL, BEAUTIFUL, INTERESTING , excet funny. Where is the "Delicious" vote???


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

The Honey Garlic in your title did it for me, Susan. I enjoy chicken stir fry and adding honey and garlic can only make it betterer! Thanks for this interesting recipe.


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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Sounds wonderful..... Great combination, honey and garlic! I think I can try this out ;)

Thanks for sharing.......


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

great instructions: Sounds delicious and I do lots of stir fry..Must try the honey...Thanks for sharing..I am going to vote up and pin...


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

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Thank you all so much and I hope that you enjoy the recipe.


Phoebe Pike 3 years ago

I'm going to try to make this tonight, it sounds amazing!


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GoodLady 3 years ago from Rome, Italy

This really looks amazing! Have voted and pinned and shared. It's a delicious looking recipe and hub and I can't wait to make it. Thanks. Honey sound lovely with chicken and the other ingredients here. Pinned too.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

This I would try. I love honey garlic chicken....great recipe, Susan!


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NMLady 3 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

Hey, this sounds good. I will bookmark this! We are on heart smart foods here!

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