What's not to love about a chicken stir-fry? It's quick, easy to throw together and is good for you to boot. Need some new ideas - we've rounded up the 10 most popular chicken stir-fry recipes on GoodtoKnow...
We’ve rounded up our favourite chicken stir-fry recipes that are ready in minutes. From a classic chicken chow mein to chicken in a homemade ginger and soy sauce, we’ve got plenty of chicken recipes to choose from.
It’s a good idea to ditch the takeaway for something much healthier and lighter, and a chicken stir-fry is the perfect option. The chicken will keep you fuller for longer as its packed with protein. Thrown together with plenty of veg, it’s a much healthier version that’s a lot cheaper than ordering in. Plus, in the time that it would take to order your food and for it to arrive, your chicken stir-fry will be ready to dish up and enjoy.
You can also bulk your stir-fry up with a variety of veggies too to make sure you’re getting at least one of your 5-a-day. Kids will enjoy these recipes too because they’re colourful and full of flavour. They’re so good you’ll find yourself making them more than once a week! Feed your family with these quick and easy recipes that everyone will love.
If you regularly have roast dinners on Sunday evening, chicken stir-fries are the perfect option for using up leftovers on a Monday night. You can add pre-cooked chicken to the wok or frying pan at the last minute and just make sure it’s piping hot before serving.
First on the list is this easy to make soy and ginger chicken pictured above. With a rich soy and ginger flavoured sauce, this chicken stir-fry is perfect for a Saturday night supper served on a bed of freshly prepared noodles or rice. The ginger and soy make a tangy combo that infused the veggies with plenty of flavour.
Get the recipe: Soy and ginger chicken stir-fry
Best chicken stir-fry recipes
1. Speedy vegetable and chicken rice
This Slimming World chicken stir-fry only takes 20 mins to rustle up and is pretty healthy too with plenty of stir-fry vegetables, light soy sauce and low-calorie cooking spray. This dish is cooked with rice instead of noodles but you can swap them for rice or egg noodles if preferred.
Get the recipe: Slimming World’s speedy vegetable and chicken rice
2. Chicken and cashew nut stir-fry
Narrowly missing out on the top spot, it’s our popular chicken and cashew stir-fry. Creamy unsalted cashews add crunch and protein to this quick and easy dish. It’s easy and inexpensive and will be on the table in 25 minutes!
Get the recipe: Chicken and cashew nut stir-fry
3. Chicken chow mein
Swap your takeaway for a classic homemade chicken chow mein. Made with tender chicken breast pieces, fresh ginger and plenty of egg noodles, this stir-fry is much lighter and healthier than your average takeaway and that’s why we love it!
Get the recipe: Chicken chow mein
4. Lemon chicken stir-fry with noodles
Easy lemon chicken stir-fry with noodles is officially the most popular chicken stir-fry on goodtoknow. It’s packed with different veggies, so it’s good for you, too.
Get the recipe: Chicken stir-fry with noodles
5. Spicy chicken stir-fry with cashews and peppers
Spice up your night with this spicy chicken stir-fry sprinkled with crunchy cashews. It’s really simple to make taking only 25 mins to rustle up and is bursting with flavour thanks to the red chillies and drizzling of soy sauce.
Get the recipe: Spicy chicken stir-fry with cashews and peppers
6. Chicken with black bean sauce
This broccoli packed chicken stir-fry is ideal if you’re trying to get some much needed iron into your diet. Working out at only 337 calories per portion, this stir-fry is flavoured with garlic, spring onions and Chinese cooking wine for an Oriental finish. Serve with rice noodles.
Get the recipe: Chicken with black bean sauce
7. Mediterranean chicken and potato stir-fry
Stir-fries don’t have to feature oriental ingredients, it’s a great healthy cooking method for all sorts of flavours. Get a taste of the Med with this quick chicken stir-fry with sliced courgettes and red peppers.
Get the recipe: Mediterranean chicken and potato stir-fry
8. Spanish stir-fry chicken
Stir-fries don’t just mean noodles you know! This delicious Spanish infused stir-fry is made with chicken, red peppers, chorizo and plenty of flavour packed herbs including sage and thyme.
Get the recipe: Spanish stir-fry chicken
9. Honey lemon and ginger chicken stir-fry
Feeling a bit under the weather? This soothing honey, lemon and ginger chicken stir-fry is just what the doctor ordered.
Get the recipe: Honey lemon and ginger chicken stir fry
10. Chicken and spring onion stir-fry
It’s always worth having a bunch of spring onions in your veg drawer, they’re so cheap and versatile. Try them in this chicknen and spring onion stir-fry and remember, you can use the green and white bit of the spring onion.
Get the recipe: Chicken and spring onion stir fry
11. Lemon chicken and rice stir-fry
This four person serving lemon chicken and rice stir-fry recipe only takes 20 minutes to make so it is the perfect midweek meal for the whole family that will leave them all feeling full and satisfied. Plus, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that the kids are getting some of their five-a-day as it’s packed with vitamin B and C!
Get the recipe: Lemon chicken and rice stir-fry
12. Soy and ginger chicken
With a rich soy and ginger flavoured sauce this quick and easy stir-fry is perfect for a Saturday night supper and is so much cheaper than a take-away!
Get the recipe: Soy and ginger chicken
13. Teriyaki chicken with noodles
Made with spring onions, carrots and lean meat, this recipe is well-balanced and healthy, packed with punchy sweet and sticky flavours. A speedy mid-week meal that’s ready in just 15 minutes!
Get the recipe: Teriyaki chicken with noodles