Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry [video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry is a quick and easy dinner, filled with crunchy veggies and tender chicken. This recipe adds a little kick of flavor and its perfect for busy weeknights. Watch the video tutorial below and you’ll see how easy this is.

The number of different spices and sauces you can put with chicken makes it so versatile and delicious. Other recipes like Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry,  Instant Pot Orange Chicken, and Bourbon Chicken always turn out delicious too.

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry is made with diced chicken, multiple vegetables and a super appetizing honey garlic sauce. The garlic and honey make this dish sweet and savory, with the sauce coating all the veggies and meat. Delicious served over rice or noodles, so the starch can soak in all the delicious sauce.

I love the simplicity of stir-fries, made with very easy to find ingredients like chicken, vegetables, honey, and a few spices then boom you have the perfect dinner meal. This is an amazing healthy alternative to most dinner dishes, especially since it is homemade and you can control the quality of the ingredients used.

What kind of sauce do you put in a stir fry?

The homemade Honey Garlic Stir-Fry Sauce is definitely our favorite and we use it in so many other dishes. It is absolutely delicious with some flank steak, cooked Mongolian style.

You can also customize the sauce, for example, skip the honey and add some brown sugar. Or replace the honey with maple syrup if you have allergies. Add more pepper flakes or even some chili paste for a spicier kick.

Honey Garlic Sauce ingredients:

  • Soy sauce
  • Chicken Broth
  • Minced Garlic
  • Minced Ginger
  • Pepper flakes
  • Rice vinegar
  • Sesame oil
  • Cornstarch
  • Honey

Chicken Stir Fry

How do you make chicken stir fry?

  • First, decide what you will serve it with. It can definitely be served on its own, but since the sauce is so good, we recommend serving it over rice or noodles. You can use leftover rice or you can make your own.
  • To cook the rice, start off by boiling some rice and water in a pan over high heat. Add the rice and bring the heat down to medium-low and cover and simmer the rice until it is done. It will take about 20 to 25 minutes for the liquid to be absorbed.
  • Take soy sauce, brown sugar, and corn starch and stir it in a small bowl until the consistency is smooth. Then, mix some ginger, garlic, and red pepper into sauce. Coat chicken so that it can marinate in the refrigerator for fifteen minutes.
  • Use one tablespoon of sesame oil and place it in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir water chestnuts, broccoli, bell peppers, onions, and carrots until it’s tender for about five minutes. Then remove vegetables from the skillet and keep it warm.
  • Take it out of the marinade and heat one tablespoon of sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir and cook the chicken until it is slightly pink inside (it will take a couple of minutes per side) then put the vegetables into the same skillet as the chicken. Put the heat to boil then cook and stir it until it is no longer pink in the middle and the vegetables are cooked as well. It should take about five to seven minutes. Serve this dish with rice and voila.

Stir fry variations:

  • Rather than using chicken replace it with shrimp or pork instead.
  • You can use any vegetables, personally, I like using green beans, snap peas, broccoli, mushrooms, and asparagus or anything else.
  • If you don’t want it to be spicy don’t add in any pepper flakes. But if you want to make it a little spicier add some extra chili or hot sauce.

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

How to freeze chicken stir fry:

This meal makes great leftovers. You can totally use it for next-day lunches. But, you can also easily freeze it. All you need to do is transfer it to a Ziplock bag or a freezable container and place it in the freezer. It’s great because it lasts up to six weeks in the freezer rather than four days in the refrigerator.

How to reheat Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry:

Personally, I find that the best way to reheat this is by putting it in a pan and searing it until it is warm or until you can see steam coming off of the food.

Or you can put leftovers into a medium-sized bowl. Place it in the microwave for three to four minutes. Take it out of the microwave and enjoy!

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Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound  boneless skinless chicken breast  (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 1/4 cup  vegetable oil  (or canola oil)
  • 2 cups  broccoli florets 
  • 1  medium yellow bell pepper  (cut into cubes or sticks)
  • 1  medium red bell pepper  (cut into cubes or sticks)
  • 8 ounces  baby Bella mushrooms  (cleaned, stem removed and sliced)

Honey Garlic Stir-Fry Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup  soy sauce  (low sodium)
  • 1/3 cup  chicken broth  (low sodium)
  • 5 cloves  garlic  (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon  minced ginger 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  red pepper flakes  (or more)
  • 1 teaspoon  rice vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon  sesame oil 
  • 2 tablespoons  cornstarch 
  • 1/4 cup  honey  (or more)

Garnish:

  •  Chopped green onion 
  •  Sesame seeds 

Instructions

Make Sauce:

  1. Add all the ingredients listed under "Honey Garlic Stir-Fry Sauce" in a medium bowl, whisk to combine. Set aside.

Cook Veggies:

  1. Place a large cast iron skillet or stir-fry wok over medium-high heat and once hot add the oil. Wait for the oil to heat up.
  2. Next, add the chopped broccoli florets, bell peppers, and mushrooms. Stir and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the veggies are tender. Remove from pan to a plate.

Cook Chicken:

  1. Season chicken lightly with salt and pepper. Add the cubed chicken to the same pan. Stir and cook for about 7 minutes (about 3 minutes on each side) or until the chicken is golden-brown and cooked through.

Add Sauce:

  1. Once the chicken has been cooked, add back the veggies. Give the sauce a stir and add it to the pan.
  2. Stir and cook everything for another 5 minutes, until the sauce thickens and the chicken and veggies are well coated in it.
  3. Tip: if the sauce is too thin, mix in a bowl 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water until fully dissolved and add the mixture to the pan. Cook for a few minutes. Repeat if needed.
  4. Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
  5. Serve over rice or noodles.
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Jeanette

What a perfect dinner idea. When it comes to chicken they can be so boring so I'm always looking for a yummy creative recipes.

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Sarah Bailey

Oh my goodness this sounds absolutely amazing! What a wonderful mix of flavours I bet the honey really adds to how it tastes! I need to try it.

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GiGi Eats

Mmmmm! Chicken Stir Fries are my favorite quick meals!!! And this combo sounds divine!!

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candy

This honey garlic chicken stir fry sounds delicious.  We do like our stir fry and it is so simple to make on a busy night.

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Tasheena

This recipe looks so savory. I can't wait to give this recipe a try. I love adding stir frys to our menu plans. 

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Amber Myers

Yum, I do love a good stir fry. This looks fabulous. I tend to love anything with garlic. I'll try this for dinner one night!

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Marcie W.

Talk about flavorful. This dish looks so tasty! It would make for an excellent weeknight dinner idea too.

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heather

Stir fry is a favorite in my home. We usually do veggies only or shrimp since I don't eat meat.

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Lisa Martin

That sauce sounds amazing. We love stir fry. I usually through all kinds of veggies in . Anything to get the kids to eat veggies.

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1stopmom

This chicken stir fry looks delicious. I am loving red pepper flakes these days so I would definitely add some when I get a chance to make this dish.

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Beth

This looks very tasty! Stir fry is such a quick and easy meal.

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Terri Steffes

That honey garlic combination is so delicious. We love a good stir fry, we need to have yours on my menu!

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Nancy at Whispered Inspirations

Mmmm, your sauce looks amazing. I am going to give this a whirl. I made some stirfry yesterday and this would have been great for everyone. Thanks.

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Ruth I

Oh wow. I need to taste this, looks so good! I'll ask my sister to cook this for us.

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Nikka Shae

Ok! This looks so good! I just might makes this for dinner tonight!

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Lisa Favre

I just bought so much chicken this week during our grocery run so this is definitely a recipe I have to try. I love honey garlic chicken!

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Stacie

That is making me so hungry! I love Asian flavors like this, and I can't wait to try making some delicious honey garlic chicken for myself!

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Liz Mays

Those veggies look so good. I'd love to make some of this stir fry. The sauce must be really nice.

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Scott

I love making my own stir fry. I have a recipe for General Tso's that is to die for! Although it looks like yours would give it a run for its money!

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Brianne Tursi Manz

What a great Asian-styled cuisine. The description of the flavors jumped right out at me! You are correct in that stir fries are so simple, yet the flavors burst.

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Sherry

Honey garlic is one of my favorite flavors when it comes to Asian food. We tend to have stir fry a couple of times a month at least but I don't think we've ever done honey garlic. I can't wait to try this homemade sauce.

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Mama to 6 Blessings

This recipe looks so flavorful. I like how it's one dish, protein and veggies!

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Ricci

I love honey garlic chicken and this stir fry sounds amazing! I need to try this for myself soon!!

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Louise

Ooh, this looks so good! I'm most definitely going to be giving it a try :) Louise x

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Steph

Just made this for dinner. My husband loved it! Thanks a lot. -Steph

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Nancy at Whispered Inspirations

Umm, I made this and it was delish!

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