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Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

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We like hot spicy foods, so we always add the highest amount of cayenne pepper called for here. No matter how much you use, this dish has just the right amount of pizzazz!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups each broccoli florets, cauliflowerets and carrot pieces
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared with low-sodium chicken broth and soy sauce) equals 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable; also 151 calories, 655 mg sodium, 37 mg cholesterol, 10 gm carbohydrate, 16 gm protein, 5 gm fat.


  1. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in oil over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove chicken and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, stir-fry the broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and onion for 5-8 minutes or until tender. Combine the cornstarch and water until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to skillet and heat through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p49

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"We all loved this recipe! I finally found a good stir-fry recipe that makes a lot of sauce. My kids love to have a lot of sauce on their rice. This should be rated 7 stars!! Very Good! Thanks."

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2008

"I didn't have any cornstarch to prepare this, so I left it out and the water. It was a juice instead of a sauce/glaze. It was very good. I will diffently add to my recipes!!"

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