Quick and Easy 15 Minute Chicken Stir Fry

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Only got 15 minutes to whip together a fresh and yummy dinner? Try our quick and easy 15 minute chicken stir fry and ditch the grilled cheese. ohsweetbasil.com

 

Only got 15 minutes to whip together a fresh and yummy dinner? Try our quick and easy 15 minute chicken stir fry and ditch the grilled cheese.

 

Only got 15 minutes to whip together a fresh and yummy dinner? Try our quick and easy 15 minute chicken stir fry and ditch the grilled cheese. ohsweetbasil.com

 

 

I always thought that life was busy with kids and that it would slow down a little once they were in school and I was alone at home to get things done. I laugh out loud at my naive self. You don’t get more done with kids in school, you become a taxi, a tutor, a teacher, a maid, a lunch lady, a soccer mom, a shopper, and errand runner, a project planner, a nurse (because heaven knows once they start school they bring home every germ in the world) and the list only goes on and on. But this Quick and Easy 15 Minute Chicken Stir Fry is totally attainable even with all of that work.

 

Watch how Quick and Easy 15 Minute Chicken Stir Fry all comes together.

 

 

Only got 15 minutes to whip together a fresh and yummy dinner? Try our quick and easy 15 minute chicken stir fry and ditch the grilled cheese. ohsweetbasil.com

 

 

Between packing and unpacking lunches and backpacks and making sure everyone gets out the door on time with all homework finished there isn’t a lot of time left for meal planning. And we know you’re in the same boat as us.

 

I thought I made quick and easy dinners before but we’ve stepped up our game. Who’s got time for a 30 minute meal on a day when 3 kids have to be in 3 different place all over town between 4-4:30?!

 

 

Only got 15 minutes to whip together a fresh and yummy dinner? Try our quick and easy 15 minute chicken stir fry and ditch the grilled cheese. ohsweetbasil.com

 

 

Cade called to see if I needed anything from the store and when I told him something I could make really quick before the girls had dance he showed up with Yakisoba noodles-found in the produce department and that only require a quick rinse in warm water to eat, and all the veggies for a chicken stir fry.

 

He rinsed the noodles and chopped the Broccolini (you could use regular broccoli) and peppers. I opened the matchstick carrots, the already sliced package of crimini mushrooms (ditch the boring button mushrooms, these ones are a little more like meat in flavor than a rubbery mushroom, and cut the baby bok choy open. 2 Minutes was all it took and I bet you could find a package of stir fry veggies which would be even faster.

 

Only got 15 minutes to whip together a fresh and yummy dinner? Try our quick and easy 15 minute chicken stir fry and ditch the grilled cheese. ohsweetbasil.com

 

 

In a measuring cup with threw together a little sauce for it all and opened up a package of already cubed chicken from the meat department, though it does cost more so next time we will just use our own, but hey convenience on a night like that was important.

 

Heat a skillet or cast iron pan over high heat and add a little oil. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Turn the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally until cooked through, about 4 minutes. Remove to a plate.

 

 

Only got 15 minutes to whip together a fresh and yummy dinner? Try our quick and easy 15 minute chicken stir fry and ditch the grilled cheese. ohsweetbasil.com

 

 

What Pan to Use for Stir Fry

Use a Cast Iron pan so that the juices and food can caramelize at the bottom of the pan for the best flavor. If you haven’t bought one yet, do so now, This pan is our FAVORITE! start sautéing the veggies in a little oil and garlic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper now as we want the veggies to have good flavor and not be bland. Even though you’ll add a sauce you still want to flavor them.

 

Now you just add it all together, the chicken, veggies and noodles, pouring the sauce over everything. Toss to coat and sprinkle with a little green onion and sesame seed garnish.

 

Ok, the truth is, this meal actually took us less than 15 minutes because we didn’t even have to chop the chicken but in case you do, 15 minutes from the start of cook time to finish!

 

 

Only got 15 minutes to whip together a fresh and yummy dinner? Try our quick and easy 15 minute chicken stir fry and ditch the grilled cheese. ohsweetbasil.com

 

Quick and Easy 15 Minute Chicken Stir Fry

Quick and Easy 15 Minute Chicken Stir Fry

Only got 15 minutes to whip together a fresh and yummy dinner? Try our quick and easy 15 minute chicken stir fry and ditch the grilled cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package Yakisoba Noodles (found in the produce department and are precooked)
  • 3 Tablespoons Oil (canola or peanut)
  • 2 Chicken Breasts, cubed in 1″ pieces
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup Crimini Mushrooms
  • 1 Bundle Broccolini florets, stalks removed, or broccoli florets
  • 1 Cup Matchstick Carrots
  • 1 Cup Chopped Red Bell Peppers
  • 2 Baby Bok Choy, end removed and quartered lengthwise
  • 2 Green Onions, minced for garnish
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds for garnish

For the Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce or Tamari
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable or Chicken Stock (We prefer to use Better Than Bouillon Chicken
  • Base)
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic, about 1 clove
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch

Directions:

  1. Heat a season cast iron skillet over high heat. We prefer cast iron for the great flavor it lends to meals unlike nonstick which doesn’t allow the juices to caramelize at the bottom of the pan.
  2. Add 1 Tablespoon of the oil and heat until shimmering.
  3. Add the chicken and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Turn the heat down to medium and cook, stirring occasionally until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes.
  5. Remove the chicken to a plate.
  6. Add the remaining oil to the pan and add the broccolini, carrots and peppers.
  7. Cook, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes.
  8. Add the mushrooms and bok choy and cook an additional 3 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, run the precooked noodles through hot water to separate the noodles.
  10. Drain and set aside.
  11. Whisk together the soy sauce, stock, honey, brown sugar, ginger, garlic and cornstarch.
  12. As soon as the veggies are tender, add the chicken and noodles to the pan and pour in the sauce, toss for a minute or two and serve hot with a garnish of green onions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 249 Calories
  • Total Fat: 13.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 7.8g
  • Protein: 16.6g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

 

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35 comments on “Quick and Easy 15 Minute Chicken Stir Fry”

  1. Great recipe though it does much longer to make between the ingredients and cooking time. Only change I made was use dry Asian ramen noodles that I cooked prior for adding to the rest of the meal.

  2. I tried this recipe for the first time yesterday and unfortunately I had to throw it away though I can see how tasty it would have been if it weren’t for the better than bouillon chicken base. I figured that would be a better option but honestly I had never worked with this ingredient before and didn’t think to try it first.. it was INSANELY salty. I tried my best to save it by adding more sugar or some water but to no avail. I felt like I was just eating an entire container of salt. Bummer.

  3. This dish was very delicious and the family loved it!

  4. Tasted great!!!!

  5. Wow i love this recipes .

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  9. Are the noodles hard to find? I cannot find them .. are they different than la chow mein noodles?

  10. Omg that looks so good. If I can’t find those kinds of noodles would ramen noodles work okay?

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  12. Tried this tonight for dinner, easy to follow recipe it was delicious. I had to use fettuccini noodles that’s all I could find but they worked great.

  13. Looks delicious! Question: how can it have 695 calories, though? That seems like a lot! Thanks 🙂

  14. It looks so good~ Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you so much!

  15. You say 1/4 c stock, but the video looks like you pour the base in without water. Is it just4 tbsp of the base then?

  16. Trying it for dinner tonight and I’m already sure it will be a hit (my husband has gone the extra mile to make sure our kids like “Chinese” food). I’m not really tech savvy, so I’m wondering if there is any way to print the recipe with smaller margins so it uses only 1 piece of paper? Also, with our Echobee and Alexa app we have found we can easily search AllRecipes and have them read to us as we cook/bake. Is there any way to import your recipes into the AllRecipes app so I can easily organize and search them for a personalized, virtual recipe book? (‘Cuz I’ve honestly loved every, single, one I’ve tried.) Thanks for your great work!!

  17. I am having a hard time finding these noodles at walmart – do you have a more specific brand etc.? Or alternatives?

  18. We love this recipe! The only thing I change arethe veggies. I usually have a bag of frozen stir fry veggies from Sam’s so those are usually my go to. They make it so much easier! Such a yummy meal! Thanks!

  19. I found it to be a bit salty and I used low sodium soy sauce and I didn’t salt the chicken. I did add more plain noodles after than the recipe called to kind of stretch the sauce out and that helped with the saltiness. It was well liked by everyone, but we may need to drink a lot of water over the next 24hrs!

    • Hi KT, sadly not all soy sauces are created equal, and maybe it’s just me but I feel like some go farther than others in the salty department, am I right?! So salty!!! Have you tried using San-J Tamari that’s low sodium? It’s gluten free but we love it for how much less salty it tastes.

  20. do you know how many calories would be in this? Just approximately?!

  21. This recipe looks amazing. I’ll have to add it to our dinner rotation for next week. I can always use a quick and easy go-to recipe that’s flavorful and has yummy veggies. Thank you!