How to Make the Perfect Chicken Stir Fry in a Wok
For a quick and easy meal that’s flavor-packed, you can’t go wrong with chicken stir fry. This dish is perfect for weeknight dinners as it only takes about 20 minutes to make from start to finish.
Plus, it’s packed with flavor from the combination of chicken, carrots, and onions. You can use any vegetables or protein that you like; this recipe just uses some of the most common ingredients used for stir fry.
Here’s how to make the perfect chicken stir fry in a wok.
Choose Your Protein and Vegetables
The beauty of a stir fry is that you can use whatever vegetables and proteins you like. Common vegetables used in stir fries are broccoli, bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots, snow peas, bok choy, and spinach.
As far as proteins go, chicken is one of the most popular options since it cooks quickly but you could also use beef or pork instead. If you’re looking for a vegetarian option, try using tofu instead of meat!
Prepare Your Ingredients
Before you start cooking your stir fry, make sure all your ingredients are prepped and ready to go! Cut your protein into thin strips so they will cook quickly. Slice your carrots into thin rounds so they will cook evenly with everything else in the pan. Chop up your onions into small pieces so they will be evenly distributed throughout the dish too. You want all your ingredients to be cooked at the same time so having them prepped ahead of time will help ensure that happens!
Cook Your Stir Fry
Now it’s time to get cooking! Heat up some oil in your wok over high heat until it’s hot but not smoking.
Add in your protein first and let it cook for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned on both sides. Then add in your vegetables (carrots and onions) plus any other vegetables you like (broccoli or mushrooms work great!)
Let everything cook together for another 5-7 minutes or until everything is cooked through before adding any sauces or seasonings to taste! Serve over rice or noodles for a complete meal!
With just 20 minutes of prep time and minimal effort required during cooking, chicken stir fry makes an excellent weeknight dinner choice for busy days when there isn’t much time for cooking. The combination of chicken with carrots and onions makes this dish flavorful yet simple enough that anyone can make it without too much trouble—even if they’ve never made a stir fry before! Whether served over rice or noodles, this delicious meal will have everyone coming back for more every time!
If you loved this recipe be sure to check out our recipe for easy stir fry sauce.