Healthy Chicken Stir-Fry with Broccoli and Bell Pepper

 Healthy Chicken Stir-Fry with Broccoli and Bell Pepper

  Chicken Bites Stir-Fry with Broccoli and Bell Pepper – Looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner? This easy chicken stir-fry recipe is packed with nutritious and fresh vegetables and coated in a flavorful stir-fry sauce. We quickly sear crisp-tender chicken bites and toss them in a luscious honey-say sauce with broccoli florets and bell pepper. This quick and easy chicken stir-fry pairs well with rice or cauliflower rice if you’re trying to keep your carb low, or even as is. Only 20 minutes to make and you will wow your family with its amazing flavor!

INGREDIENTS LIST FOR THE CHICKEN BITES STIR-FRY WITH BROCCOLI AND BELL PEPPER :

  1. 1 lb. (450g) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  2. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  3. 2 1/2 cups broccoli florets, chopped into bite-size pieces and rinsed
  4. 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  5. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1 tablespoon peeled and finely minced fresh ginger
  7. 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes, optional

Stir Fry Sauce :

  1. 2 tablespoons cornstarch, optional
  2. 2 tablespoons cold water
  3. 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  4. 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 
  5. 1 tablespoon honey
  6. 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce, optional
  7. 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
Healthy Chicken Stir-Fry with Broccoli and Bell Pepper
 Healthy Chicken Stir-Fry with Broccoli and Bell Pepper

DIRECTIONS :

1. To make the chicken bites stir-fry: In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce with cornstarch, then whisk in chicken broth, sesame oil, sriracha, and honey. Set aside. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with a pinch of salt and black pepper.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken bites to skillet, spacing pieces apart in an even layer. Cook chicken through, turning halfway through cooking, about 6 minutes. Transfer chicken bites to a plate, leaving the oil in the skillet.

3. Add another tablespoon oil to the skillet. Add in broccoli, bell pepper, ginger, and garlic, and saute the vegetables until nearly tender about 4 minutes.

4. Give a quick stir to the stir-fry sauce, then pour into the skillet and cook, tossing constantly, until the sauce has thickened and veggies are tender about 1 – 2 minutes. 

5. Add chicken back and season with more stir-fry sauce to taste, if desired. Serve the chicken bites stir-fry with broccoli and peppers immediately over  rice, cauliflower rice or on its own. If desired sprinkle with red pepper flakes or sesame seeds or drizzle with sriracha. Enjoy!

TIPS FOR THE CHICKEN BITES STIR-FRY RECIPE :

This easy chicken stir-fry recipe is super versatile and allows as much customization as you like. Here are a few tips to make it even better:


  1. Cut chicken into even size pieces so it cooks evenly. Make sure not to over-cook the chicken or it will be dry and tough.
  2. You can also swap out the chicken breasts for chicken thighs if you prefer.
  3. Saute broccoli and peppers until tender-crisp not mushy for the best texture. You can blanch broccoli florets beforehand if you like them more tender.

CAN WE USE OTHER VEGGIES IN THE CHICKEN STIR-FRY?

Sure, you can add any other vegetables you may already have on hand. These other vegetables will work well too: cabbage, zucchini, bean sprouts, green beans, mushrooms, bok choy, or baby corn.


HOW AND HOW LONG TO KEEP THE CHICKEN STIR-FRY LEFTOVERS?

You can store the chicken stir-fry leftovers for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator, Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stove with a few drops of water to loosen the sauce.

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