Easy Healthy Chicken Stir-Fry Recipes to Add to Your Dinner Rotation
out variety can be loaded with oil and unnecessary calories. The good news? You can make your own healthy chicken stir-fry at home that’s sure to please. We’ve rounded up this list of our favorite recipes, so you can learn how to make healthy chicken stir-fry while sticking to a healthy diet and loading up on nutritious vegetables. Each of these healthy chicken stir-fry recipes has fewer than 400 calories and is simple to make too! Just add rice to make any of them a heartier dish for extra-hungry guests.
Chicken with Apple-Vegetable Slaw Stir-Fry
The apples in this healthy chicken stir-fry add a natural sweetness without any sugar and perfectly complement the savory vegetable slaw made of fresh cremini mushrooms, shallots, cabbage, and asparagus. Add even more nutrition by serving it over oven-roasted sweet potato slices.
Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Stir-fry doesn’t get much more classic than chicken and broccoli. This better-than-take-out version takes the best of both humble ingredients, elevating them with a thick sauce made with hoisin sauce, ginger, and sesame oil and combining them with yellow bell pepper for another burst of nutrients and color.
Pineapple-Chicken Meatball Stir-Fry
At just over 300 calories per serving, this delicious healthy chicken stir-fry is perfect for a wholesome weeknight dinner. Teriyaki-glazed chicken meatballs, a twist on healthy chicken teriyaki stir-fry, pair up with canned pineapple tidbits (no slicing a whole fruit required!) and bok choy for a Hawaiian-inspired meal.
Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry
The smell of green onions, mushrooms, and loads of fresh garlic cooking together in a wok is enough to make anyone hungry. This healthy chicken stir-fry recipe relies on reduced-sodium soy sauce to keep the salt under control, and it features crunchy water chestnuts, which are surprisingly high in antioxidants.
Thai Green Curry Chicken
Top hot brown rice with carrots, chicken, and bell peppers to create an Asian-inspired dinner with huge flavor everyone will love. Mild coconut milk adds a bit of sweetness and heart-healthy fat, countering the heat from the classic Thai flavors found in this healthy chicken stir-fry.
Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables
A touch of balsamic vinegar—which helps lower cholesterol, research suggests—puts an Italian spin on this healthy chicken stir-fry recipe, under 270 calories per serving. Fresh asparagus and shredded carrots boost the nutrition profile, while bottled Italian dressing helps this recipe come together in a flash.
Chicken Curry Skillet with Rice Noodles
Wide rice noodles pair perfectly with protein-packed boneless chicken breasts, fiber-rich frozen green beans or sugar snap peas (shortcut alert), and unsweetened light coconut milk. You won’t be able to get enough of the creamy, sweet-and-spicy curry sauce that brings it all together.
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Sesame Chicken and Noodles
Swap your go-to extra virgin olive oil for antioxidant-filled sesame oil, which is drizzled over the chicken-and-vegetable mixture at the end of the cooking process (start to finish: 20 minutes!) to add a punch of flavor. Freshly grated ginger, shown to have numerous health benefits including improving brain function, adds a kick to the sauce of this healthy chicken stir-fry.
Snappy Chicken Stir-Fry
Bright orange flavor and umami-rich soy sauce (or sub tamari or liquid aminos, if you’re gluten free) combine in this healthy chicken stir-fry for a taste that's hard to beat. Drizzle the zesty sauce over pea pods, chicken, and rice for a full meal that’s ready in less than half an hour.
Mango-Chile Chicken Stir-Fry
Rich in vitamins A and K, sweet mango makes its way into this healthy chicken stir-fry recipe in two ways: Bottled mango chutney and fresh mango slices, which balance the spicy kick of hot chile peppers. The best part? You can have this dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry
The secret to this 25-minute chicken dinner? Bottled stir-fry sauce mixed with ground ginger saves time preparing the sauce and adds bold flavor to the chicken and veggies in this easy dish. Make it even easier by picking up packages of presliced zucchini, carrot, onion, and bell pepper at the supermarket.
Korean-Style Chili-Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry
Whip up a batch (or two) of quick-pickled vegetables to serve with this delightful Korean-style stir-fry recipe, which incorporates big flavor with ingredients like rice vinegar, Asian chili-garlic sauce, and fresh ginger. It’s so tasty, you don’t even need to serve it over rice; simply top with sesame seeds and call it dinner.
Thai Chicken Stir-Fry
This stir-fry main dish, with a tasty sauce based on rice wine, is loaded with fresh vegetables, including pea pods (frozen will work too), carrots, and green onions. Serve over whole grain brown rice and sprinkle chopped peanuts over the top for a nutritious, easy meal.