Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

This garlic chicken stir fry is a quick and easy dinner that’s perfect for those busy weeknights. Cubes of chicken are cooked with colorful veggies and tossed in a flavorful garlic sauce for a meal that’s way better than take out!

This garlic chicken stir fry is a quick and easy dinner that's perfect for those busy weeknights! Cubes of chicken are cooked with colorful veggies and tossed in a flavorful garlic sauce for a meal that's way better than take out!

When I’m looking for a speedy dinner, I often turn to stir fry. It’s so easy to make and super versatile. This garlic chicken stir fry features chicken and mixed vegetables in a garlic sauce. This dish is definitely for garlic lovers – there are four cloves of it in the recipe! If you prefer a milder garlic flavor, you can easily cut down to 2-3 cloves and it will still be flavorful.

This garlic chicken stir fry is a quick and easy dinner that's perfect for those busy weeknights! Cubes of chicken are cooked with colorful veggies and tossed in a flavorful garlic sauce for a meal that's way better than take out!

I used chicken breast, broccoli, mushrooms and yellow bell peppers in this dish. You can easily substitute in your family’s favorite vegetables, other great choices are snow peas, zucchini, carrots, or even celery. The veggies are cooked first, then removed from the pan and the chicken gets seared to golden brown perfection.

This garlic chicken stir fry is a quick and easy dinner that's perfect for those busy weeknights! Cubes of chicken are cooked with colorful veggies and tossed in a flavorful garlic sauce for a meal that's way better than take out!

The sauce for this dish is a simple combination of ingredients that you probably already have in the pantry, like chicken broth, sesame oil and soy sauce. I like to put a pot of rice on the stove to steam while I prepare my garlic chicken stir fry so that all of the components of my meal are ready at the same time. Which is important when you’re in a hurry to get dinner on the table!

The whole family will love this stir fry, and you’ll love how quick it is to make!

This garlic chicken stir fry is a quick and easy dinner that's perfect for those busy weeknights! Cubes of chicken are cooked with colorful veggies and tossed in a flavorful garlic sauce for a meal that's way better than take out!

Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

4.7 from 36 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
This garlic chicken stir fry is a quick and easy dinner that's perfect for those busy weeknights! Cubes of chicken are cooked with colorful veggies and tossed in a flavorful garlic sauce for a meal that's way better than take out!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vegetable oil divided use
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup mushrooms halved
  • 1 yellow bell pepper cored, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Place 1 teaspoon of oil in a [url:1]large pan[/url] and heat over medium high heat.
  2. Add the broccoli, mushrooms and bell pepper to the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Remove the vegetables from the pan; transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel, then heat the remaining tablespoon of oil over high heat.
  5. Add the chicken to the pan in a single layer and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until chicken is browned and cooked through.
  7. Lower heat to medium, add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  8. Add the vegetables back to the pan.
  9. In a small bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil and cornstarch,
  10. Pour the sauce over the chicken mixture and bring to a simmer.
  11. Simmer for 1-2 minutes or until sauce has just thickened.
  12. Serve immediately, with steamed rice if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Garlic Chicken Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 554mg23%
Potassium 676mg19%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 79.9mg97%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Sara Welch

With 3 kids aged 6 and under, meals can feel like feeding time at the zoo! I’m Sara, a foodie turned mom. I traded in elaborate dinners for simple, yet delicious dishes to please the palates of my growing girls, and I blog about my recipe creations over at Dinner at the Zoo.

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  1. 5 stars
    This was great! I made a few alterations, however to make it Keto friendly. I did 1.5 the quantities for the sauce Used coconut aminos in place of soy sauce, arrowroot in place of corn starch, and sesame chili oil instead of regular sesame for a little more flavor then added avocado on top at the end. Great dish!

  2. 5 stars
    This was great! I made a few alterations, however to make it Keto friendly. I did 1.5 the quantities for the sauce Used coconut aminos in place of soy sauce, arrowroot in place of corn starch, and sesame chili oil instead of regular sesame for a little more flavor then added avocado on top at the end. Great dish! And no sugar.

  3. 5 stars
    Awesome! I make this frequently, using whatever veggies I have on hand. Tonight was green pepper, baby carrots, and frozen corn. (Corn sounds weird but it worked just fine). Sometimes I substitute sliced steak and beef broth, which is also good. I recommend adding Chili Garlic Sauce while the meat is cooking. Gives it a nice kick.

    Being single, this is nice and easy: all you need is a pan, spoon, and a knife. Double the recipe and I got lunch for a few days….thanks for sharing!

    1. Hey!!
      Thanks for the great comment and for the great substitute ideas that you have shared! I always love to hear when a recipe works out great. Thanks again for the comment and for following along with me!

  4. 5 stars
    I’m sharing recipes with my granddaughter and it would be helpful to say the kind of pan to use; cast iron, non stick, saute, etc… this recipe is definitely going on my to make list.

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