Thai Chicken Stir-Fry


This Asian stir-fry main dish is loaded with the flavors of fresh ginger, garlic, and soy sauce. All the vegetables already in the stir-fry make this a complete meal.

Thai Chicken Stir-Fry
Photo: Peter Krumhardt
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • ¼ cup rice wine

  • 3 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (optional)

  • 1 ½ teaspoon cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cup bias-sliced carrots (3 medium)

  • 2 cup fresh pea pods, tips and strings removed, or one 6-ounce package frozen pea pods, thawed

  • 4 green onions, bias-sliced into 1-inch pieces

  • cup dry roasted peanuts

  • 2 cup hot cooked rice

  • Chopped peanuts (optional)


  1. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces; set aside.

  2. For sauce, stir together rice wine, soy sauce, water, fish sauce (if using), cornstarch, and red pepper. Set aside.

  3. Pour oil into a wok or large skillet. (If necessary, add more oil during cooking.) Heat over medium-high heat. Add ginger and garlic to wok; cook and stir for 15 seconds. Add carrot; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add pea pods and green onion; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from wok.

  4. Add half the chicken to hot wok. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from wok. Repeat with remaining chicken. Return all chicken to wok. Push chicken from center of wok. Stir sauce; add to center of wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Return vegetables to wok. Stir in 1/3 cup peanuts. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes more or until heated through. Serve with rice. If desired, sprinkle with additional chopped peanuts. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

435 Calories
12g Fat
46g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 435
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 646mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 8.9mg 45%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 521mg 11%
Folate, total 84.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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