An easy 10 minute stir fry dinner made with ground chicken, fresh ginger, and green onion. Flavorful and healthy, this Asian chicken stir fry is a super fast recipe that comes together in minutes and is perfect for a quick lunch or weeknight dinner. Not only is this recipe delicious, it is also Whole30 compliant, Paleo friendly, and gluten free.
The Easy 10 Minute Weeknight Dinner of Your Dreams: Healthy Asian Inspired Chicken Stir Fry
If you’ve been reading All the Healthy Things for any length of time now you probably know that I am a huge fan of quick and easy weeknight dinner recipes.
As someone who does the majority of the cooking during the week, I live for a simple and flavorful recipe that does not require me to stay in the kitchen for hours and hours, especially after a full day.
One skillet recipes like this one or one pot soups like this, are my favorite kind of recipes to both make and share. We’ve been making this ten minute chicken stir fry so many times over the past few weeks that I just had to get the recipe written down for you!
When I say simple, I really do mean it when it comes to this recipe. It has just a few ingredients and seriously only takes ten minutes of cooking time.
Not only is it simple and fast, this stir fry is absolutely delicious and makes the best leftovers, which makes it a great option for meal prep. Keep reading to learn how to make this easy recipe!
The Ingredients You Need to Make This Healthy Asian-Inspired Recipe
Ground chicken: For this recipe, I prefer to use ground dark meat chicken instead of the more lean ground white meat. It has just a bit more fat which helps things stay a bit juicier and more flavorful.
Fresh ginger: The fresh ginger adds so much flavor to this simple dish. For the best results, I highly recommend using freshly minced ginger instead of a ginger paste. It makes all the difference.
Garlic: Another way this simple recipe packs in so much flavor is through fresh garlic. Two, or even three, cloves of freshly minced garlic go a long way.
Coconut aminos: If you have never cooked with coconut aminos this is a great first recipe to try them out! Coconut aminos are a soy and gluten free substitute for soy sauce. They have a very similar flavor to soy sauce but are also just a tad bit sweeter than traditional soy sauce.
Fish sauce: This ingredient adds a great salty umami flavor and a little bit goes a long way. This brand of fish sauce is my absolute favorite and I always keep a bottle in my fridge. If you do not have any fish sauce you may need to add just a little more salt. Just give it a taste and season to your liking.
Green onion: A generous handful of sliced green onion is added to the mix before serving the stir fry for flavor and freshness.
Ways to Customize
While you only need a few simple ingredients to make this dish, you can easily customize it with a few additional ingredients to make it even more hearty and delicious.
- Add in your favorite quick-cooking veggies like zucchini, snap peas, Napa cabbage, shredded carrots, or mushrooms to make a veggie packed stir fry.
- Toss in your favorite cooked gluten free rice noodles at the end to make a hearty gluten-free and Asian inspired noodle dish.
- Want to add a little extra flavor? Try using the delicious spicy mayo from this recipe for even more goodness.
How to Serve this Easy Stir Fry
Our favorite way to serve this stir fry is over jasmine rice with a side of veggies like roasted green beans or sauteed broccoli. You could also saute zucchini or shredded cabbage for another quick and fresh side dish.
If you are avoiding rice for any reason, this stir fry would also be great served over cauliflower rice or on it’s own with plenty of fresh veggies!
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Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Casey Colodny / THE MINDFUL HAPA
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Once hot, add in the oil and then add the minced garlic and ginger. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
- Next, add the ground chicken to the skillet and brown, breaking the meat up as it cooks.
- Once the chicken has browned, add in the fish sauce, coconut aminos, salt, and pepper. Cook for a few more minutes until any liquid has mostly evaporated.
- Turn off the heat, add in the green onion, and finish with a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Stir until well combined and then serve immediately. Enjoy!
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