Chicken & Vegetable Stir-Fry Recipe
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Chicken & Vegetable Stir-Fry Recipe

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You can't beat a stir-fry when you want a light entree that's filling and loaded with flavor. Pepper flakes give this classic combination a welcome zip. —Samuel Onizuk, Elkton, MD
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2-1/2 cups hot cooked rice
  • Minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 297 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 670mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Combine the cornstarch, broth and soy sauce until smooth; set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Stir-fry the cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, red pepper and onion in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Add the garlic, salt, pepper and pepper flakes; cook 1 minute longer.
  4. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add chicken; heat through. Serve with rice. Sprinkle each serving with cilantro. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Chicken & Vegetable Stir-Fry in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p57

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Angelrider65 176636
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2014

"i only had bag stir fry vegetables on hand and i didn't add much of the additional salt, even tho soy sauce is low sodium, i'm not used to was decent...i agree with the one star person smelled really good but i didn't think it had alot of taste to it, other than i could taste the heat from the red was not bad tho..i'm not a great cook to know what to add but i think i'd add more garlic first..oh and i didn't use cilantro, i always associate that with mexican dishes and my boyfriend doesn't like its flavor..he liked the dish was healthy and it used my chicken up."

JkayC 146796
Reviewed May. 6, 2012

"This is a great recipe...lots of vegies and chicken with a nice light sauce. Did not have to change a thing. My family loved it!"

JkayC 105103
Reviewed May. 6, 2012

"This is a great recipe...lots of vegies and chicken with a nice light sauce. My family loved it!"

lurky27 187118
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"YUM! Left out the cauliflowerets (didn't have any on hand) and used a green pepper instead of a red one and didn't use cilantro. Great way to eat a lot of healthy veggies!

~ Theresa"

winnonawim 176629
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2010

"Way better than the store-bought mixes! And all of the ingredients are on hand! I used whatever veggies I had in the fridge added more garlic (of course!) The only thing is, I tried the cilantro at the end and it just didn't go with the dish. We moved and miss our old home-town take-out. This makes up for it!"

jesssankar 107977
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2010

"We love this recipe!!"

3434242424 190718
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2010

"Followed the recipe exactly. Totally flavorless!"

niceli 128983
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"Great recipe. I liked that the garlic was added at the end, as well as the sprinkling of crushed red pepper -- helped lend a richer flavor than other stir-fry blends I've made. Whole family enjoyed this, age 2 to parents."

mommytoanangel 121283
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"my family (kids 5 & 9) liked it very much. My husband asked me if it was a bag mix! Nice!! Great recipe to try."

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