Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry is a mouthwatering dish that combines tender pieces of chicken with crisp vegetables in a sweet and savoury sauce. This recipe offers a perfect balance of flavours, with the natural sweetness of honey complementing the rich umami of garlic and soy sauce. The stir-fry method ensures that the chicken and vegetables are cooked quickly over high heat, preserving their freshness and vibrant colours. Whether served over steamed rice or noodles, this Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry is a delicious and satisfying meal that’s sure to please the whole family.

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Recipe by Subhajit Khara
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  • 1 lb (450g) boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup broccoli florets

  • 1 medium carrot, julienned or thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup snow peas, trimmed

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • Cooked rice or noodles, for serving

  • Sesame seeds and sliced green onions for garnish (optional)


  • Marinate Chicken: In a bowl, combine the sliced chicken with soy sauce and cornstarch. Stir well to coat the chicken evenly, then set aside to marinate for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Prepare Sauce: In another small bowl, whisk together the honey, hoisin sauce, minced garlic, and minced ginger to make the sauce. Set aside.
  • Stir Fry Chicken: Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the marinated chicken slices to the skillet in a single layer, allowing them to cook undisturbed for 2-3 minutes until browned and slightly crispy on one side. Flip the chicken slices and cook for another 2-3 minutes until cooked through. Remove the cooked chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • Cook Vegetables: In the same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the sliced bell pepper, broccoli florets, julienned carrot, and snow peas to the skillet. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Combine Chicken and Vegetables: Return the cooked chicken to the skillet with the vegetables. Pour the prepared honey garlic sauce over the chicken and vegetables. Stir well to coat everything evenly with the sauce. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly and coats the chicken and vegetables.
  • Serve: Serve the Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry hot over cooked rice or noodles. Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions if desired. Enjoy this flavorful and satisfying dish!