This honey garlic chicken stir fry recipe is full of chicken, broccoli and carrots, all coated in the easiest sweet and savory sauce. A healthier dinner option that the whole family will love!
When I’m looking for a quick meal, I turn to Asian style dishes such as chicken and green beans, chicken and asparagus stir fry and this flavorful honey garlic chicken.
So it seems like stir fries have kind of become my thing. It wasn’t something I set out to do, but my stir fry recipes tend to be some of the most popular recipes on my site, and this honey garlic chicken stir fry is an all time favorite!
HOW DO YOU MAKE CHICKEN STIR FRY?
To make chicken stir fry, you’ll need boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into cubes, broccoli, carrots, soy sauce, honey and garlic. Cook the vegetables in a hot pan, then remove the vegetables and add diced chicken breast and minced garlic.
When the chicken is cooked through, add the vegetables back into the pan. Whisk together chicken broth, soy sauce, honey and cornstarch, then pour over the chicken and vegetables. Simmer for a few minutes then serve and enjoy!
HOW DO YOU COOK CHICKEN FOR STIR FRY?
The best way to cook chicken for stir fry is to season it with salt and pepper, then sear it in oil in a hot pan until browned and cooked through. Be careful not to overcrowd your pan; if you add too much meat at once, the chicken will steam instead of brown. I typically cook my meat in batches for the best results.
TIPS FOR THE PERFECT CHICKEN STIR FRY
Cut your vegetables into similar sized pieces so that they’ll cook evenly. I recommend slicing the carrots very thin so that they cook quickly.
This recipe is for garlic lovers, with 4 cloves of garlic in the sauce. If you’re not a big garlic fan, you can cut this amount in half with great results.
I recommend using low sodium chicken broth to help control the salt content of the dish. You can also use low sodium soy sauce if you prefer. Use a tamari sauce to make this recipe gluten free.
Chicken stir fry is great served over rice, quinoa, cauliflower rice or noodles.
HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN VARIATIONS
This dish is delicious as written, but there are many different ways that you can customize it to your tastes.