Garden Stir-Fry

Grab all your extra garden veggies and use them up in this easy stir-fry recipe. Cauliflower, green beans, summer squash, and sweet peppers are all welcome, and you can mix up the veggie combo you use each time depending on what you have on hand.

Garden Stir-Fry
Photo: Brie Passano
Start To Finish Time:
30 mins
7 cups


  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 cup firm veggies, such as carrots, thinly bias-sliced; small cauliflower florets; green beans, halved crosswise; thin onion wedges; and/or quartered mushrooms

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 cup tender veggies, such as small broccoli florets; snow pea pods, halved crosswise; sweet pepper strips; and/or sliced yellow summer squash

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 recipe Stir-Fry Sauce

  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts or chow mein noodles

Stir-Fry Sauce

  • ½ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar, packed

  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil (optional)


  1. In a 12-inch skillet or wok heat 1 Tbsp. of the oil over medium-high heat. Add firm veggies and garlic. Cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add tender veggies. Cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Transfer vegetables to a bowl.

  2. In the same skillet heat the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink. Move meat to edge of skillet.

  3. Add Stir-Fry Sauce to center of skillet; bring to boiling. Cook and stir until slightly thickened. Return vegetable mixture to skillet. Toss to coat; heat through. Add chopped peanuts.

Stir-Fry Sauce

  1. Stir together all ingredients until well combined.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
22g Fat
22g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 981mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 77.5mg 387%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 1663mg 35%
Folate, total 69.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*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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