Make this delicious chicken teriyaki stir fry in less than 10 minutes with this quick and easy recipe. Tender chicken breasts, red bell pepper and broccoli are stir fried in a sticky teriyaki sauce, and garnished with toasted sesame seeds.
Why you'll love it
- Easy chicken stir fry
- Made in less than 10 minutes
- Quick and easy weeknight dinner
- Perfect for meal prep
- Easy to customize
- Serve with rice or noodles
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Chicken: I use lean chicken breasts, but you can use any boneless skinless chicken, such as chicken thighs.
Broccoli: Use raw broccoli. Frozen broccoli florets tend to contain too much water, and doesn't cook as well in a stir fry.
Bell pepper: Similarly to the broccoli, you will get better results if you use fresh pepper rather than frozen. Use whichever color pepper that you like.
Teriyaki sauce: This is the main flavor component in the dish. Use a brand that you like, or my favorite Homemade Teriyaki Sauce.
Sesame seeds: Toasted sesame seeds is a fantastic garnish for any stir fry. It adds flavor, and makes the dish look more appetizing.
You can find full instructions + ingredient measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of this page
One: Dice the chicken and broccoli, and slice the bell pepper. Meanwhile, heat up vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet on high heat.
Two: Add the chicken to the wok, and stir fry for about a minute or until the chicken is mostly cooked on the surface. Then, add the teriyaki sauce and peppers, and stir fry for another minute or two, or until the chicken is completely cooked.
- As with any stir fry, it's important that you stir the food often as it cooks. This helps it to cook evenly, and prevents it from burning.
- I recommend using a thick, sticky teriyaki sauce, as this will cover the chicken more evenly.
- Feel free to replace the vegetables with your favorite options.
- Always keep an eye on the wok, as it is very hot, and the food can become overcooked very quickly.
- Make sure that the wok and oil are quite hot before adding the chicken. Stir is what's going to pan fry or shallow fry the chicken.
Teriyaki chicken stir fry is best served as an entree for lunch or dinner. You can serve the dish alone, or pair it with some rice or egg noodles.
If you're looking for a more creative side dish, here are some of my favorites:
Spicy stir fry: Add diced chili, red pepper flakes, or sriracha to the stir fry if you want to add some heat.
Gluten free, low carb and keto: Make sure to use a teriyaki sauce that's suitable for your dietary requirements.
Other veggies: Replace the vegetables with any others if you like. Sugar snap peas, mushrooms, baby corn, carrots and water chestnuts are excellent options.
Vegetarian teriyaki stir fry: Replace the chicken with diced extra firm tofu instead. If using tofu, I recommend that you press out the water, dice it into cubes, and marinate in teriyaki sauce for a few hours before cooking. This will make it extra flavorful.
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Store leftover teriyaki stir fry in a sealed container in a refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat it in a wok, skillet or microwave, and serve it warm.
I love to portion out stir fry and rice in individual containers, and enjoy it for lunches and dinners throughout the week.
Frequently asked questions
Rice, vegetables, stir fries, broccoli, coleslaw and noodles all go really well with chicken teriyaki.
Absolutely! Use it as a stir fry sauce, or you can even pour some over a meaty entree. Teriyaki sauce has a fantastic flavor, and several uses.
Always cook the meat first. This way, you can ensure that the meat has fully cooked through and is safe to eat.
No, teriyaki sauce can be served uncooked. If you want extra sauce, you can pour some over your teriyaki stir fry when you serve it.
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Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry
- Dice the chicken and broccoli, and slice the bell pepper. Meanwhile, heat up vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet on high heat.
- Add the chicken to the wok, and stir fry for about a minute or until the chicken is mostly cooked on the surface.
- Then, add the teriyaki sauce and peppers, and stir fry for another minute or two, or until the chicken and vegetables are completely cooked.
- Reduce the amount of sodium by using my healthy teriyaki sauce.