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How to Make a Flavorful Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry in 20 Minutes or Less

Are you craving a delicious and healthy meal, but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen? Look no further than this quick and easy recipe for a flavorful chicken and vegetable stir-fry that you can whip up in 20 minutes or less! Whether you're a busy professional, a student with a tight schedule, or a parent trying to feed your family a nutritious dinner without the fuss, this dish is perfect for you. Let's dive into the steps to create this mouthwatering meal that will surely become a household favorite.

Ingredients You'll Need:

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced

  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (such as bell peppers, broccoli, snow peas)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium)

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • herbs & spices (

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Cooked whole grain rice for serving


Before you start cooking, ensure all your ingredients are prepped and ready to go. Slice the chicken thinly, chop your vegetables, and mince the garlic. This will make the cooking process smoother and quicker.

In a bowl, marinate the sliced chicken with soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic, cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Let it sit for a few minutes to absorb the flavors while you heat the pan.

Heat a large wok or skillet over high heat. Once hot, add olive oil and swirl to coat the pan evenly.

Add the marinated chicken to the hot pan and cook until it is browned and cooked through, stirring occasionally. This should take about 4-5 minutes.

Once the chicken is cooked, add the mixed vegetables to the pan. Stir-fry them with the chicken for another 3-4 minutes, or until they are tender-crisp.

Adjust the seasoning with additional soy sauce, salt, or pepper according to your taste preferences. Continue to stir-fry everything together for another minute to let the flavors meld.

Your delicious chicken and vegetable stir-fry is ready to be served! Plate it alongside steamed rice for a complete meal that is both satisfying and nutritious.

Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry

Tips for Success:

  • Prep Ahead: Consider chopping the vegetables and slicing the chicken ahead of time to cut down on cooking time.

  • High Heat: Cooking on high heat is crucial for achieving that classic stir-fry taste and texture.

  • Experiment with Flavors: Feel free to customize the dish with different vegetables or protein options, such as tofu or shrimp.

  • Garnish: Add a sprinkle of sesame seeds, chopped green onions, or a drizzle of sriracha for an extra flavor boost.

In just under 20 minutes, you've created a flavorful and nutritious chicken and vegetable stir-fry that's perfect for any occasion. This recipe is not only quick and easy but also versatile, allowing you to tailor it to your taste preferences. So, next time you're short on time but still craving a homemade meal, give this recipe a try and impress yourself with your culinary skills!

Whether you're a novice cook looking to expand your recipe repertoire or a seasoned chef seeking a hassle-free meal option, this chicken and vegetable stir-fry is sure to become a regular feature on your menu. Bon appétit!

Feel free to bookmark this page or print out the recipe card for easy access the next time you're in the mood for a delicious and hassle-free meal.

Here's to your health,

Terrance A. Hutchinson

Certified Nutritionist and Personal Chef

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