Healthy Chicken Stir Fry Recipes

Find healthy, delicious chicken stir fry recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Cauliflower Chicken Fried "Rice"

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
Get an extra serving of vegetables and cut back on carbs by replacing rice with riced cauliflower in this satisfying chicken fried rice recipe.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Kung Pao Chicken with Bell Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 1
Here's an easy chicken recipe you'll definitely want to add to your dinner repertoire. A quick marinade tenderizes the chicken and infuses flavor in this stir fry. Adding a little oil to finish the marinade coats the chicken and helps keep it from sticking to the pan.
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By Grace Young

Gluten-Free Teriyaki Chicken with Broccoli

Rating: 5 stars 1
Everyone loves teriyaki chicken--and this one is better for you with much less added sugar. It's also gluten-free so long as you use tamari (aka gluten-free soy sauce). Feel free to swap out the broccoli for any veggie--carrots, snow peas, green beans--that you have on hand.
By Julia Levy

Chicken Quinoa Fried Rice

Rating: 5 stars 7
Regular fried rice gets a protein boost when rice is swapped for quinoa in this healthy dinner recipe. Feel free to use any vegetables you have on hand—broccoli, green beans and mushrooms are all good options in this quinoa fried rice. Serve with hot sauce, if desired.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Easy Chicken Fried Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Frozen mixed vegetables make this healthy chicken fried rice recipe quick, easy and economical. If you don't have leftover cooked rice, be sure to thoroughly cool your rice before adding it to the wok--if it's too warm, it creates too much steam and sticks to the wok. To quickly cool warm rice, spread it out on a large baking sheet and refrigerate while you prep the rest of your ingredients, about 15 minutes.
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By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Chicken-Tofu Stir-Fry

By switching up the vegetables you use when you make this stir-fry, you can create a unique dish each time.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Chicken Pad Thai

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
A delicious balance of sweet, sour and salty flavors complements rice noodles and chicken in this quick and easy pad thai. We trimmed calories and boosted flavor by cutting back on the sugar you'll find in many restaurant versions. As with any stir-fry, be sure to have all your ingredients prepped before you begin--the steps move quickly once the cooking starts.
By Carolyn Casner

Orange-Ginger Chicken Bowls

Rating: 5 stars 4
The orange-ginger chicken gets a cornstarch coating for a few reasons: It locks moisture into the meat, creates a crispy coating and gives something for the sauce to cling to. We like the hint of flavor peanut oil adds to this stir-fry. But if you need to omit it due to a food allergy, any high-heat oil will do, like canola or grapeseed.
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By Adam Dolge

Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
Spiked with lots of zesty lemon, this delectable chicken stir-fry has a colorful mix of snow peas, carrots and scallions. But feel free to substitute other thinly sliced vegetables, such as bell peppers or zucchini. Serve with: Rice noodles or brown rice.
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Dan Dan Noodles with Chicken & Baby Bok Choy

In this Sichuan dan dan noodle recipe, Chinese black vinegar lends authentic flavor to the creamy sauce. If you can't find baby bok choy, use about 1 pound of mature bok choy sliced into 1- to 2-inch strips. Serve with your favorite hot sauce, such as sriracha, if desired.
By Dirk Van Susteren

Kadhai Murghi (Wok-Seared Chicken & Vegetables )

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
This stir-fry is typical of Northern Indian cuisine, with its emphasis on fresh vegetables. Because the cooking happens quickly it's a good idea to measure out and prepare all the ingredients in this recipe before you fire up the wok.
By Raghavan Iyer

Stir-Fried Chicken & Broccoli with Mango Chutney

Rating: 4 stars 1
Resist the urge to make this stir-fry chicken recipe in a skillet instead of a wok, which will hold all your ingredients better. Buy a carbon-steel wok at an Asian market (or online) for around $30 and you'll have it forever. Make one stir-fry and you'll wonder how you survived without it.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD
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Inspiration and Ideas

Healthy Dinners: How to Stir-Fry Chicken
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows how to stir-fry chicken to make a healthy lemon chicken stir-fry recipe for dinner.
One Pan Roasted Chicken & Sweet Potatoes
This one-pan recipe could not be more simple. Roasted chicken and vegetables bake on one sheet pan for an easy dinner.
Chicken Fajita Stir-Fry

A wok makes easy work of chicken and vegetables in this quick variation on fajitas. You can serve this with rice or beans on the side, if desired.