Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that combines the flavors of sweet and savory. This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a weekend meal, and it’s a great way to get your daily dose of vegetables. In this article, we will go through all the steps of making Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry, from the ingredients you’ll need to the cooking process.
➔ Ingredients needed :
▢2 chicken breasts cut into 1″ pieces
▢1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
▢Pepper to taste
▢3 tablespoons cornstarch
▢3 tablespoons olive oil divided
▢1/2 medium onion chopped into fairly small pieces
▢2 cups broccoli florets cut into fairly small pieces
▢1/2 red bell pepper cut into fairly small pieces
▢1 cup uncooked rice
▢1/4 cup (packed) brown sugar
▢1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
▢2 cloves garlic minced
▢3 tablespoons mirin see note
▢2 tablespoons soy sauce
▢1 teaspoon rice vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
▢1/2 cup chicken broth
▢1 tablespoon cornstarch
➔ Directions :
For this recipe, it’s important to prep your ingredients before you start cooking. If serving with rice, I recommend getting it going prior to starting the recipe. Cook rice according to package directions.
Add the sauce ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk everything together.
Cut your veggies and onion into pieces that are bite-size (make sure that the broccoli is cut quite small) so they cook at a similar rate.
Cut the chicken into 1″ pieces and add them to a bowl. Sprinkle the pieces with the garlic powder and some pepper. Stir to combine. Add the cornstarch and stir until the chicken is coated.
In a deep skillet, over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of the oil. Let the pan heat up for a few minutes.
Add the chicken pieces (do not crowd the pan – I recommend doing 2 batches), shaking off the excess cornstarch prior to adding them to the pan.
Cook for 4 minutes and then flip and cook another 3-4 minutes or so (I flip using tongs to make it easy).
Chicken should be browned and cooked through (165F). For the second batch, I add another tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Transfer each batch of the chicken to a plate once it’s done.
If the pan is dry, add a small splash of olive oil (a teaspoon or so), and then add the onions. Cook for 1 minute, stirring a few times.
Add in the broccoli and peppers, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Veggies should be tender-crisp. Give it a little longer if you want them softer.
Add the chicken back to the pan and stir in the sauce (whisk it again quickly prior to pouring it in).
Let it bubble until thickened (less than a minute), stirring constantly so everything is coated. Take the pan off the heat.
Serve immediately over rice or noodles
1- To save time, you can use pre-cut vegetables or a frozen stir-fry vegetable mix.
2- If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can increase the amount of cornstarch to 2 tablespoons.
3- For an extra kick of flavor, you can add a sprinkle of sesame seeds or sliced green onions to the top of the dish before serving.
Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry is a tasty and healthy meal that is sure to please the whole family. With a balance of protein, vegetables, and flavorful sauce, this dish is both satisfying and nutritious. By following the steps above, you can create a restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of your own home.
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