~Simple Stir Fry Chicken w/ Steamed Rice~

by Sara Hafiz on March 11, 2010



This simple stir fry dish is well very simple to make. It has evolved over the years. I make this at my home about twice a week, my kids love this dish. I feel good about feeding them the stir fry chicken since its healthy & nutritious for them. How many kids do you know who love to eat vegetables, not many right? Well mine will eat the veggies along with the chicken and would ask for seconds. I usually add less chicken & more veggies like broccoli, bell peppers, bok choy(if available) & onions & carrots. Whichever fresh vegetable I have in the refrigerator I add to this dish. I always use boneless chicken tenders, I find them to be more lean. I serve with the stir fry dish, simple steamed rice which I boil the starch out first then drain & then let it sit & simmer for 10 minutes. I will explain later in the method. I recently started adding ketchup, my mom always used it. so now I have started using it too, ketchup gives the dish a tangy & sweet taste. Trust me it makes a big difference in the taste. Try it! I also use fresh ginger & garlic which I make a paste in my granite mortar & pestle which by the way is my favorite tool in the kitchen. As a mom I enjoy making this quick, simple & healthy stir fry dish for my kids! Hopefully you will too!
  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 1 Red bell pepper
  • 1 Orange bell pepper
  • 1 bunch of Broccoli
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1 tsp crushed fresh garlic/ginger paste
  • 1 tsp of Vietnamese chili garlic sauce
  • 1/4 cup or less  Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp oil (any lite flavored oil) & 1 tbsp for the rice.
  • 2 tsp corn starch mixed in a 1/4 cup water
  • Cut up the chicken into bite size pieces.
  • Cut up vegetables into bite size pieces.
  • Soak 1 cup of (I used Basmati rice) or any long grain or jasmine rice in warm water for 20 min.
  • Heat oil in a large pan or a wok.
  • Add the fresh garlic/ginger paste & sauté for few minutes.
  • Now add chicken pieces & sauté until the chicken changes to more of a whitish color.
  • Add soy sauce & chili garlic sauce.
  • let the chicken cook for few minutes & then add the veggies.
  • Saute well for few minutes, add brocoli & onions at the end.
  • at this point you can add ketchup & more of soy sauce/chilli garlic sauce to taste.
  • you can add the corn starch mixture to the dish & it will start to thicken. Turn off the heat.
  • Stir Fry dish is done!
  • Steamed Rice recipe
  • Take a deep pot, fill it with water & salt, let it come to a rolling boil.
  • Once boiling add  the soaked rice..make sure drain first.
  • Now let the rice boil for 5-8 minutes. Drain the rice in a colander. Put it back in the pot, add 1 tsp oil & cover with a tight lid and let it steam. the stove should be hot..no need to turn on the heat.
  • This is the BEST way to steam rice, the starch is drained out & which makes it more healthy for your family.
  • Enjoy!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Bridgett March 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Another gorgeous dish from your kitchen. You are lucky your kids love veggies as I have one who will eat them and one who is so very picky. I promise I won’t be picky if I can come to your hose for dinner for this. It looks fantastic!

shayma March 11, 2010 at 11:57 pm

nice! spicy and nice. i love bok choy, it goes in all my stir fry dishes!

onetribegourmet March 12, 2010 at 12:17 am

Thanks! I love bok choy too! my ultimate lunch is a piping hot bowl of udon noodle soup with bok choy!
Somehow my kids dont mind this dish to be spicy! I want to introduce all of these flavors to them at a young age!

Shu Han May 1, 2011 at 5:54 pm

that sounds like sth I do a lot, i love stirfries, they’re simple delicious and healthy! i’m even in the midst of researching how to get the perfect stirfry )you know, really bouncy tender chicken, crispy vegetables..) haha, take a look for some tips if you like (:


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