Dinner Tonight: Quick Chicken Stir Fry

Recently, my kiddos have become obsessed with stir-fries!  It’s funny how if I put boring old veggies in front of them on a normal night, they’ll turn up their noses but if I stick them in a stir-fry, they’ll eat them up.  Kids are funny like that!
Here is a really quick way to get a stir-fry on your table on a busy weeknight.  Enjoy!
This recipe makes enough for four adults.  You can use any variety of veggies you like.  We used a red onion, red bell pepper, sugar snap peas and broccoli.  Mix and match them around.  You’ll need at least one cup of veggies per person.
Shopping List
1 1/2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
any variety of veggies you like
1 (5 oz) bottle of soy sauce, divided
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Salt and Pepper
4 tablespoons sesame seeds
Prepared white or brown rice for serving.
For the sauce:
the juice of one orange (about 1/2 a cup)
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
If you’re using rice, make sure it’s already prepared.
To make your toasted sesame seeds, add seeds to a dry skillet over medium-high heat and brown up in about two minutes.  Remove from heat and reserve for the end.
Preheat your griddle, wok or large skillet over high heat.  Add in a tablespoon or so of EVOO.  Add in your chicken pieces and season with a lot of salt and pepper.  Brown up chicken on all sides (about 8 minutes or so).  
Reduce heat to medium-high and add in your veggies.  Add in another pinch of salt and pepper. Once the veggies begin to get tender, toss everything together with about half of the bottle of soy sauce (several big tablespoons).
Remove from heat and top your prepared rice with chicken, veggies and toasted sesame seeds.
We like a little Orange Dijon Sauce with ours, so in a small bowl, I whisk together orange juice, Dijon mustard and two tablespoons of Soy Sauce.  Perfect for drizzling.
Dinner is so fast and easy!
Quick Chicken Stir Fry Recipe, Dinner Tonight: Quick Chicken Stir Fry
  • Narci April 24, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Looks delicious! I can't wait to try it! šŸ™‚

  • Haley Southey April 24, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    This looks SO good! I've been craving stir fry, so I'll have to try this one out!

  • Daily Momtivity April 24, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    I want to try this! Sounds very good and easy! Thanks for sharing šŸ™‚

  • Jessica April 24, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I LOVE making stir fry! It's my favorite way to serve a good amount of both meat and produce for dinner. I will have to try out your sauce recipe! My favorite things to add are pieces of pineapple or mango – they add a nice amount of sweet and juicy to the meal. šŸ™‚

  • Anonymous April 24, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    I notice in many of your recipes, you use EVOO. I love EVOO. However, have you ever tried or thought about using coconut oil in place of EVOO? About a year ago, I made this switch. Coconut oil is a lot healthier and provides so much more flavor in every dish. I've used in everything from tacos, to stir frys, to sauteeing some veggies. Kids love it too!

  • GiGi Turner (sistermcat@aol.com) April 25, 2015 at 2:17 am

    Orange Dijon sauce sounds yummy! Can't wait to try this stir fry recipe, only wish I could get my husband to eat vegetables or stir fry! He's a true meat & potato, Tex-Mex eating Texan! Another easy sauce for stir fry is honey mustard bar-b-que sauce. I know you are thinking, what?!?!?! But it is really good! I've only tried it with beef. (I use sirloin sliced really thin. It's easier to slice when still slightly frozen.) I really like it and find it to be less salty than using soy sauce. It does NOT taste like bar-b-que! Love your blogs, your recipes and your sweet family!

  • LindyNicole April 27, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Mmmm this was delish!! My girls gobbled it up and that sauce was so yummy. Making this every week! Thank you!!

  • Carol Woodrow June 22, 2016 at 1:10 am

    This was SO GOOD!!!!! I used orange juice bc I didn't have any fresh oranges and it was awesome