Chicken Veggie Stir Fry

Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry with rice and an extra side of stir-fry veggies.
Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry with rice and an extra side of stir-fry veggies. | Source

Stir-fry has always been an easy, fast, and family pleasing meal. The fact that all three of my sons and husband too are big vegetable fans, making any type of stir-fry is fun.

I am always trying to switch things up and create a different taste that suits all of our taste buds. Today when I looked to see what I had to go along with the chicken, the following dish is what I came up with.

I enjoy making stir-fry as I can get everything ready to go at my leisure, and when it's time to cook, the prep work is already done.


Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Will feed 5 people large portions
All ingredients for the Chicken Veggie Stir-Fry. The lemon juice is not in the picture as this was an afterthought once I tasted the stir-fry sauce.
All ingredients for the Chicken Veggie Stir-Fry. The lemon juice is not in the picture as this was an afterthought once I tasted the stir-fry sauce. | Source

Hoisin Sauce is a Chinese dipping sauce.

To julienne carrots you first peel them, cut them in half, and then slice lengthwise to either a matchstick or desired thickness.

Pressed garlic cloves is peeling the cloves and squeezing them through a garlic press.

Ingredients for Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry, Side of Stir-Fry Veggies, Side of Rice

  • 5 Skinless, boneless chicken breasts, sliced
  • 2 TBS. of vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 carrots, peeled and julienne
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion (or onion of choice), sliced thick
  • 2-4 medium-large garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 TBS. of Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 TBS. of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of almonds, slivered
  • 2 cups of brown Minute Rice
  • 2 cups and additional 1/8 cup of water
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 TBS. of butter
  • 3-4 cups of frozen stir-fry vegetables
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Chicken slices cooking in the wok.Stir-Fry sauce: Hoisin sauce, honey, lemon juice and pressed garlic cloves.Julienne carrots.Add sliced onions.Add green pepper.Add the cooked chicken back into the wok.Add stir-fry sauce and toss mixing well.
Chicken slices cooking in the wok.
Chicken slices cooking in the wok. | Source
Stir-Fry sauce: Hoisin sauce, honey, lemon juice and pressed garlic cloves.
Stir-Fry sauce: Hoisin sauce, honey, lemon juice and pressed garlic cloves. | Source
Julienne carrots.
Julienne carrots. | Source
Add sliced onions.
Add sliced onions. | Source
Add green pepper.
Add green pepper. | Source
Add the cooked chicken back into the wok.
Add the cooked chicken back into the wok. | Source
Add stir-fry sauce and toss mixing well.
Add stir-fry sauce and toss mixing well. | Source

How to Make the Stir-Fry Sauce

While the chicken is cooking prepare the stir-fry sauce.

In a small bowl combine honey, hoisin sauce, and lemon juice. Press peeled garlic cloves into the mixture and stir well. Set aside.

Side of Stir-Fry Veggies

For the veggies I used Arctic Gardens Asian style Stir-Fry.

  • Preheat a 12" skillet to medium-high.
  • Pour frozen veggies into the skillet stirring regularly until cooked.
  • Approx cooking time is 3-5 minutes.


Instructions

  1. Start by preparing the chicken. I find chicken breasts are easier to slice when they are partially frozen. Julienne the carrots, slice the green pepper and onion.
  2. Heat 1-2 TBS. of oil in a wok or large frying pan. An electric frying pan can also be used.
  3. Once the oil is hot add the sliced chicken breasts. Flip the slices occasionally until cooked. Remove and set aside on a plate or in a bowl.
  4. Start the rice cooking. Bring 2 cups of water with a pinch of salt and 1 TBS.of butter or margarine to a boil. Add rice, bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir and remove from heat. Let rice sit covered in the pot until ready to serve. The rice must sit for 5 minutes to finish cooking.
  5. Once you've removed the chicken from the wok add the carrots and cook for five minutes. Add 1/8 cup of water to get them steaming. Add onions and continue cooking and stirring for 3 minutes. Add green pepper and cook for one minute. Add the cooked chicken back into the mix as well as the stir-fry sauce. Add the slivered almonds. (optional) Heat thoroughly making sure everything in the wok gets coated with the sauce.
  6. Ready to eat. Dish up, sit down and Enjoy!

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4.8 stars from 9 ratings of Chicken and Veggie Stir-fry

Nutritional Amounts for Rice and Stir-Fry Veggies

 
Whole Grain Brown Minute Rice 1/2 Cup Serving
Arctic Gardens Asian Stir-Fry Veggies 1/2 Cup Serving
Calories
150
35
Fat
1.5 g
0
Sodium
10 mg
15 mg
Carbohydrates
34 g
7 g
Fiber
2 g
2 g
Protein
3 g
2 g
Sugar
 
3 g

Approximate Values for Chicken

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1-5 ounce chicken breast
Calories 176
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Saturated fat 10 g50%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 0 g
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 27 g54%
Cholesterol 75 mg25%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks M K, I will be sure to stop by and read your recipe.


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M K Paul 4 years ago from India

Nice recipe.If you have time pls check http://hubpages.com/food/Recipe-Fried-Schezwan-Chi...


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi viking, The rice in this recipe is actually cooked separately. Many times when I make stir-fry I will make stir-fry rice as well though.

Thank you so much for sharing and voting.


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland

I cook stir fry a lot and love to add whatever vegetables are in the kitchen at the time. I usually add it to the already cooked meat which is cold. The contrast of hot and cold is great. I have never cooked it with rice though so may give your recipe a try

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Peg, Leftovers are great for stir-fry. Sometimes I'll make a roast and hide part of it, so that I'll have it for a stir-fry.


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Susan, This looks good enough to eat! I love stir fry and you've made it look so good and sound so easy to do. We like to use our leftover rice and any meat that can be chopped small and added in with the veggies, like a leftover pork chop or chicken. Always comes out delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Sue, Hope it you enjoy the recipe and thank you.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Susan,

I like stir frys because they are quick, easy and tasty. Saving this recipe under my favourites.

Congratulation on this being your 300th hub. Wow!

Take care


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Denise, We love stir fry at my house and make it quite often. I'll be by to have a look at your pork stir fry.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Looks like you and I were on the same track this week. My hub was a pork stir fry. :) The beauty of the stir fry is its versatility-and its simplicity. Enjoyed your hub.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Frank, Very easy. Hope you like it :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Vicki, Thanks so much. You can add more garlic of course :) I know you like garlic as much as I do.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Jackie, I'm big garlic fan. I probably use garlic every day in something. Hope you enjoy the recipe.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

I like the stiry fry if I could I'll do it all the time yep and this one looks easy thanks Susan :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Marissa, The sauce is very easy to make. Sometimes if I am short of time I'll just add a bit of chicken broth to the stir fry.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Yum, I bet the flavors are great with the lemon, honey, and hoisin sauce. OH, and of course, the garlic. Lots of veggies are great. Love this one!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Mm this looks so good and I do make stir fry but never have used garlic although I have always wondered and honey, no but sounds so good! I will definitely try this! Thanks!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

b.Malin, Thanks you, hope you and lover man enjoy it.

Rebecca, I go through 2-3 pounds a week of Vidalia onions. Love them!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Susan (nightbear) Sweet and sour for sure. Thanks for stopping by.

Audrey, Great without the meat too.


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States

We have stir fry often, but I never thought about making my own sauce. It seems so easy!

Voted up and useful!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Andrea, Thank you.

Lesley, Thanks, I hope you enjoy it.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RH, I make stir-fry all the time and find it much healthier. Whenever I have takeout my hands and feet swell from all the salt.


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Looks good! So glad to see someone so far away enjoying one of our famous onions from (Vidalia) Georgia. Love those sweet onions!


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Hi Susan, anything with an Oriental Flair sounds So Good. I will certainly try this Recipe, it's an Easy Make, and sounds delicious!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

This sounds great--for me maybe minus the meat--but I must say that I love stirfry!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Pamela.


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nightbear 4 years ago from Michiagn, USA

I do love stir fry and I mix up the veggie choices too. Sometimes a bit of sweet and sour to boot. Nice recipe and as usual YUM!!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you Tammy, I hope you enjoy the recipe.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hyphenbird, Stir-Fry veggies are great just on their own without any meat. I will often make a huge meal of nothing but veggies.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Susan, I love stir-fry, it's so quick and easy! I am always looking for new variations and am looking forward to trying this!

Thank you and voting up


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Kevin, I've only recently started cooking with Hoisin sauce and think it would be great with pork or as a glaze on chicken.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Kaili.


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Andrea-Berrios 4 years ago from Greenville, South Carolina

Awesome recipe , thank you!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I love it buuuuuuttt I don't make it ALL the time - now that I have a recipe I think I can handle maybe I will!

I have an Asian recipe book and it may as well be written in Japanese...I can't understandnthe measurements or half the junk in it! So I still go for the take out:) lol


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

learner, Yes it's very easy to make and thank you.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

I love stir fry and your recipe sounds great. I mix things up a bit too just to have some new tastes and textures. Your pictures were great.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Fabulous recipe! Stir fry is one of my favorite foods. I love it because you can make it with what ever you have in the freezer. I like your recipe and will have to try it with Hoisin sauce. Excellent!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

CloudExplorer, I think it would be great with shrimp. Thank you so glad you liked this hub.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Dave, Stir fried rice is good too. Hope you enjoy the recipe.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Since we are vegetarian, I will make the veggies. The entire recipe looks great though. Thanks


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KevinMillican 4 years ago from Stilwell, OK

Looks great! Hoisin sauce is one of my favorite sauces to use, and not only with Asian cuisines.


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Kaili Bisson 4 years ago from Canada

So easy and looks wonderful. Thank you Susan!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Susan, I feel fortunate that I never had to battle with my boys over eating vegetables.

Thanks so much.


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learner365 4 years ago

I will try this as the recipe looks real easy and nice.Thank you for sharing.Voted up !!!!


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Dave Mathews 4 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Susan: I love stir fry, along with some fried rice.

I gotta try this one. I also love Sweet and Sour, and Teriaki


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Kelly, That might be a way to get your boys to try stir-fry. Good luck. I know if my boys didn't like the looks of something there was no way they'd go near it.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

I like this hub, and I love stir fry, but I will substitute the chicken for fish, because I no longer consume meat other than seafood, but despite my likes this hub scores high for me, in overall format and appearance as well.

The accuracy of its contents and useful information for the reader is another score here for me, fantastic job Susan.

Voted up and getting shared with my followers here on hubpages, and elsewhere.


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Dave Mathews 4 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Susie: I love stir fry with a fried rice. I also love sweet and sour.

Thanks for this one I gotta give it a try.


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

I love stir fry and how you can add or subtract your ingredients to meet your needs. I am impressed that your husband and boys like vegetables. My family tolerate them because I love them - the more the better.

I always love your pictures (presentations) and your nutritional facts!

Great recipe! Great Hub!! :-) Votes and shares!


kelleyward 4 years ago

I've got to start making more dishes like this! My boys like to eat meat separate from veggies so stir fry is not a family favorite meal at this time. That being said, I can try this recipe for my husband and maybe the boys will want to try it! Voted up. Kelley

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