Simple Chicken Stir-Fry

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
With three kids at home and a full-time job, I always needed dinners that were extra quick and easy. This peanutty stir-fry is still a favorite after 15 years. —Cheryl Murphy, Delta, British Columbia
Simple Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1-1/2 cups salsa
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; stir-fry 4-6 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from pan.
  2. In same skillet, heat remaining oil. Add pepper; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic and ginger; cook 1 minute longer. Add salsa, peanut butter and soy sauce; stir until peanut butter is blended. Stir in chicken; heat through. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 420 calories, 26g fat (5g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 840mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.