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Chicken Pepper Stir-Fry

I challenged myself one day to create a sweet and spicy stir-fry using only the ingredients I had on hand. It had to be sweet yet tangy for our liking. I think I have finally mastered this dish.—Kelly Baumgardt, Seymour, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 each small green, sweet red and sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet, stir-fry peppers and onion in 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat until crisp-tender, 5-7 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, stir-fry chicken and Cajun seasoning in remaining oil until no longer pink, 7-9 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch, water, lemon juice, mustard, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce; pour over chicken. Return pepper mixture to the pan; cook and stir until combined and sauce has thickened, 1 minute. If desired, serve with rice.

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