Quick and Easy Stir-Fry

5 from 5 reviews

I love this Quick and Easy Stir-Fry recipe so much! It tastes amazing and it’s so much healthier than take-out. This is the perfect recipe for hectic nights when you don’t want to spend an hour cooking!

More quick Asian-inspired recipes like Shrimp Noodle Stir Fry, General Tso’s chicken, and Easy Korean Ground Beef and Rice all take 30 minutes or less to prepare and are so easy to make! Make something flavorful and fun for nights when you don’t have much time.

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Quick and Easy Stir-Fry

I got this recipe from my sister (Hi, Lachelle!). The idea is that you cook up a little chicken, throw all of the ingredients for the sauce in a mason jar and give it a shake, add the sauce and cook, add some frozen veggies (Costco has a fabulous organic frozen stir-fry vegetable medley that we love), and then serve it all over hot rice. It takes less than a half-hour to throw together and the whole family loves it. It’s always a winner and one that will go in your quick meal rotation with ease. Enjoy and pin it for later!

chicken stir fry over white rice in a green bowl

How can I make this meal spicier?

If you’d like the sauce a bit spicier, make it a few hours ahead of time with the red pepper flakes. Let the sauce rest in the fridge and reshake before you are ready to use. Letting the pepper flakes sit in the sauce will give them time to release more of their heat.

How do I prevent lumps from forming in the sauce?

To ensure there are no cornstarch lumps in the sauce I recommend combining the corn starch and the cold water and shaking those together well before adding the additional ingredients.

What else can I serve stir-fry with?

If you don’t want to make rice or want to try something else, other great options for a stir-fry is to serve it with salad, fruit, steamed veggies, egg rolls or dumplings,  or noodles. You can even change your rice to fried rice if you want to try something different!


Quick and Easy Stir-fry

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless This Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


I love this Quick and Easy Stir-Fry recipe so much! It tastes amazing and it’s so much healthier than take out. This is the perfect recipe for hectec nights when you don’t want to spend an hour cooking!



  • 2 pounds chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 package frozen stir-fry vegetables
  • Hot cooked rice, about 6 cups cooked

For the Sauce

  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes, optional


  1. Heat a large nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add the oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add the chicken and cook until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center.
  2. While the chicken is cooking add all of the sauce ingredients to a quart mason jar, add a lid, and shake well to combine.
  3. When the chicken is cooked through, reduce the heat to medium and pour the sauce over the chicken. Stirring continuously cook until the sauce thickens and the color changes from a muddy brown to a more clean reddish color. This should take about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the frozen vegetables and cook until the veggies are heated through.
  5. Serve the chicken, sauce, veggie mixture over hot cooked rice and garnish with chopped green onion and sesame seeds if desired. Enjoy!

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Chinese

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This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated in August 2019.

This Quick and Easy Stir-Fry takes less than thirty minutes and feeds your family something delicious with lots of vegetables and chicken.



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18 Responses
    1. Melissa

      This is a guest post that I did earlier this year, so you just have to click on the link above the picture to get the recipe!

  1. This is phenomenal! My man loved it 🙂 (and he usually does not like new things!). Delicious! I also loved how easy and quick this was for my crazy on the go life. Will be come a staple in our meal routine. Thanks for sharing all your awesome recipes 🙂

  2. blissbychelsey

    This is absolutely delicious! Made my grocery list using your Summer/Spring Clean Eating suggestions. If they’re all as good as this, you’re my hero!
    -Chelsey (blissbychelsey.com)

  3. deb c

    Got grumbled at by the hubby for experimenting…again. Its a no no to serve dinner that isn’t guaranteed yummy. So…I cut the recipe in half, served it with brown rice for me, and jasmine rice for him. He said it was pretty good! Lucky for him he liked it; there is plenty of goodness left for dinner tomorrow night….tee hee! Thank your sister for a great recipe!

  4. I made this tonight and it was so easy and delicious. I used almond flour instead of corn starch and the sauce still turned out great. It’s very sweet with all the honey, but we loved it.

  5. Jen Swanson

    My husband cannot stop loving on this recipe – and he is picky! I made it tonight for the first time and halved the recipe as we only had 1lb of chicken and it was perfect. Everything about it. Consistency. Spice level (medium). Not too salty. Also not too sweet. We didn’t have regular white vinegar so used champagne vinegar. Beautiful. I can’t think of one change I would make! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

    1. Melissa

      Oooh that sound delicious! Thank you for the tip and coming back to let us know and leaving a great review, I really appreciate that!

  6. Susan

    This is a delicious, no-fuss stir fry that is quick to make. I used white wine vinegar, a pinch of red pepper flakes and put the marinade in the fridge as suggested. It turned out wonderfully. My family loved it!

  7. Casey

    Love this recipe! It’s now in our rotation of family favorites. I did change one thing and that was to cut the amount of cornstarch in half (but all of the other sauce ingredients I used in the full amount in the recipe). I felt like the sauce wasn’t “saucy” enough with the full amount of cornstarch, but that is definitely personal preference. If you want a quick and easy stir fry recipe, this one is great!

    1. Melissa

      Great tip on how to make the sauce a little more “saucy” thank you for commenting and sharing! It’s always so welcome, helpful, and appreciated!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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