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Lighten up takeout-inspired fare with this delicious Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry recipe. For more fiber, serve this stir-fry chicken dinner with brown rice instead of white rice.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

25 mins
30 mins
6 mins
1 hr 1 min


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cut chicken into 1/2-inch pieces. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade, stir together water, soy sauce, and vinegar. Pour over chicken; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Drain chicken, reserving the marinade. Stir cornstarch into reserved marinade; set aside.

  • Pour oil into a wok or large skillet. (If necessary, add more oil during cooking.) Heat over medium-high heat. Add green onion, mushrooms, and garlic to wok; cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until tender. Remove vegetables from wok.

  • Add chicken to wok; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until no longer pink. Push chicken from center of wok. Stir marinade mixture; add to center of wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Return cooked vegetables to wok. Add water chestnuts. Cook and stir about 1 minute more or until heated through. Serve with rice. Makes 4 servings.

Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry with Cashews:

Prepare as above, except stir 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper into marinade. Stir in 1 cup cashews with water chestnuts. Nutrition Facts per 1 cup: 511 cal., 25 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 49 mg chol., 495 mg sodium, 44 g carbo., 3 g fiber, 30 g pro.Daily Values: 10% vit. A, 18% vit. C, 9% calcium, 25% ironExchanges: 2 1/2 Starch, 3 Very Lean Meat, 1/2 Vegetable, 4 Fat

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 49mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 33g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 2g; protein 25g; vitamin a 437.3IU; vitamin c 10.6mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 9.5mg; vitamin b6 0.6mg; folate 72.6mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 490mg; potassium 416mg; calcium 70.7mg; iron 2.5mg.