I am huge on Stir fry and love it because I am eating fresh vegetables and can eat a variety of them all in one serving.  I also enjoy stir fry because it allows me to shop my fridge for produce I know I will need to make use of and throw them all together for a recipe that is delicious, nutritious and in most cases organic and vegan.  In this case – I added chicken, so obviously – it’s not vegan, but still very delicious.  So check out one of my favorite stir fry recipes and see if this may be something you’ll enjoy.chicken stir fry recipe

Ingredients needed:

  • Chicken thighs or breasts – I only had thighs on me, but normally I use breasts.  I use approximately 4 of them and chop them up small
  • Broccoli – One full head of broccoli is perfect for this dish
  • Asparagus – approximately 6-10 stalks (it depends on the amount you desire)
  • Round white onion – 1/4 of a large onion
  • Garlic – 4 to 6 cloves
  • seasoning – salt, pepper, oregano, basil, parsley, and what ever is your favorite
  • Leeks – one full stock
  • Portabellini Mushrooms – this are the mini portebello mushrooms – I usually slice up 2 – 4 of these depending on the amount
  • White cap mushrooms – I usually slice up 6 average size mushrooms
  • Cashews – I put a handful into the stir fry, but it is depending on your taste.  If you like you can substitute for peanuts, walnuts or even water chestnuts.  Normally I would add water chestnuts in my recipe, but I didn’t have any on hand.

chicken stir fry recipe

After chopping up your onion and garlic (I like to smash my garlic but leave the cloves whole), I add a little bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Coconut Oil in the pan – add garlic and onion and allow those to saute until the onions become clear and slightly caramelized.  Once that is done, add your chopped chicken thighs or breasts and brown up your chicken.  If you decide to opt out of chicken you can skip this step.  This recipe tastes great with thinly sliced beef (Rib Eye or chuck is a favorite) or even pork loin.  The reasoning behind this dish is to use what you have on hand so that you are not wasting a thing.

chicken stir fry recipe

Once your chicken is completely browned, add your favorite seasonings.  I love to add some garlic salt, pepper, oregano, basil and a little bit of poultry seasoning.  I also add a dash of parsley flakes.  Of course, fresh herbs are always great but if you don’t have that – dried herbs work well.

Now it’s time to add the sliced Portabellini Mushrooms (mini portabello mushrooms) to your dish.  Make sure your stove top is about Medium heat so that you are not going to overcook or burn any of your ingredients.

chicken stir fry recipe

Once the Portabellini mushrooms have cooked a little (make sure it is not fully cooked), add your white cap mushrooms that you sliced and cleaned to the mix.  Stir fry them together along with the other ingredients in the pan and turn your head down a little – not too low, but lower than medium heat… normally about a 3 for me on my stove.

chicken stir fry recipe

Now is my favorite part – adding the green for a little bit of color.  Add your asparagus.  Make sure you clean your asparagus, cut off the end of the spear (not the top) and then depending on the size of the asparagus spears, you can cut so you get 2 or 3 equal sizes from one spear.  Toss that into your asparagus.

At this point – you will want to taste to see if you need to add more seasoning.   If you have carrots, peppers or other stir fry additives – now would be the perfect time to add those in.  A few favorites in our house is Mung Sprouts, carrots, water chestnuts, soy beans (edamame) and zucchini.

chicken stir fry recipe

Yay for broccoli.  You can add in your broccoli after the asparagus.  Make sure you cut your broccoli in smaller sizes so that it equally distributes in your dish.  During this time is when I normally add a 1/4 of a cup of water to help slightly steam your vegetables.  This 1/4 of a cup of water is what I would add into a large skillet, so if you are cooking in a smaller skillet – use less water.  It is not enough water to create a sauce, just to steam the veggies so they all equally cook.

chicken stir fry recipe

I now add the cashews.  You will put in about a handful for a large skillet.  I love to add my nuts before my leaks so that it gets some time to soften, but still keep their crunch that adds that texture we love.  This would also be the perfect time to add any additional seasoning or stir fry sauces that you would like.  I normally add a dash of Soy Sauce and some Oyster sauce or Stir Fry sauce at this time.  However, we opted for a dish with minimal salt this time around to allow for the seasoning and herbs I put in the dish to shine.

chicken stir fry recipe

Now add your leeks.  Leeks can be a bit deceiving… so when you use them, cut the top (the green part) and the bottom (the very end where the root is) off.  You want to chop up the part that is white.  It reminds me of the flavor you would get from scallions, and is such a great additive for stir fry.  Make sure you add this last so that they do not get soft and mushy.  Once you had added the leaks, mix and stir fry together for another minute or so (the leeks will start to green) and turn your heat to shimmer or off.  Over cooking will cause the leeks to make a mess.

Taste your stir fry again and decide if you want to add a little more seasoning and that is it – your dish is done.  Again, I consider this meal a quick and easy way to use produce you have in your fridge that you need to use up before they go bad.  It’s healthy and fresh and definitely filling.  My boys love white rice, so we serve our stir fry with a side of jasmine white rice.  Like mentioned before – you can certainly add different vegetables.  This is just one of many versions of stir fry that I have made in the past and I wanted to share with you.  Bon Appetite – Enjoy!

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chicken stir fry recipe


Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger. Mother of 3 and proud Wife. I love Food, whether it be eating it or cooking it and love to learn about new types of food from different cultures. I love making YouTube videos and meeting new friends and I have had a passion and love for photography since I was a little girl.


  1. That looks delish!! Hubs would probably hate it, but I love everything on that plate haha 🙂

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