October 23, 2020

Asian-Inspired Chicken Stir Fry

An easy 10 minute stir fry dinner made with ground chicken, fresh ginger, and green onion. Flavorful and healthy, this Asian-inspired 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!

Watch How to Make This Recipe

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!

recipe ingredients on cutting board

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.

stir fry in cast iron skillet

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.

stir fry with cabbage

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!

two bowls of chicken stir fry

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Asian Chicken Stir Fry

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Scale:
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Method

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Once hot, add in the oil and then add the minced garlic and ginger. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. 
  3. Next, add the ground chicken to the skillet and brown, breaking the meat up as it cooks. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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!

Keywords: Asian Chicken Stir Fry, Chicken Stir Fry, Stir Fry

Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Casey Colodny / THE MINDFUL HAPA

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    14 comments
  1. This was so good! Perfect dish for a quick dinner. Added some veggies and they absorbed the sauce so easily. We’ll definitely have it again!

    • That’s the best! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Emma! Thanks for sharing!

  2. So in love with this recipe! I’ve cut out added sugar and dairy this year and so far this is my favourite recipe! I use it for my lettuce wraps during my work week and it’s been amazing ! Highly recommend!! It has a good spice level but I add extra red pepper flakes cause I love a good kick !

  3. How can something so delicious be so easy?! The past couple times I didn’t have green onion or lime and it was still fantastic. Served tonight with sautéed broccoli and steam-in-bag cauliflower rice.

  4. This was delicious and soo easy! Served with jasmine rice and peas and even my picky eater loved it! Will definitely be making this again!

  5. This is my favorite go to meal! We eat it a few times a month at minimum. It’s delicious, satisfying, and is a super healthy quick option! It is great for leftovers or meal prep if you and/or your fam don’t finish it all. Pairs great with cauli or regular rice or with a side of veggies like baby bok choy or broccolini.

    • I’m so happy to know that this recipe has become a staple for you, Zahra! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

  6. Freakin’ loved how minimal this ingredient list was, yet how much flavor was packed into the final dish!!!

  7. This recipe is quick and easy to make AND it’s full of flavor! Absolutely love this recipe. It’s definitely going to be in rotation for my meal preps!

  8. This recipe is amazing! I’ve been making dinner at home for approximately 14327 days off this quarantine and THIS meal is top 5!!! Thank you!!!

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