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Snappy Chicken Stir-Fry

Don’t just reheat leftover chicken, stir-fry it up with some frozen vegetables (the ones you have hiding in your freezer) for a super-fast weeknight meal. We don’t call this recipe “snappy” for nothing. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen sugar snap stir-fry vegetable blend
  • 1 tablespoon sesame or canola oil
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, broth, soy sauce, garlic powder, ginger and pepper flakes; set aside.
  • In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry vegetable blend in oil for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • 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 with almonds.

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  • klesinski
    Aug 19, 2012

    Excellent! The only change I made was to substitute jasmine rice for the brown rice. We will definitely make this again!

  • Sherrieboudinot
    Jul 18, 2012

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  • spronovo
    Jun 29, 2012

    This recipe was tasty and easy. I would use less cornstarch next time or double the sauce as I found there wasn't enough.

  • mglahti
    May 26, 2012

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  • mkaskela
    Apr 21, 2012

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  • jewelbeez
    Mar 31, 2012

    I have never cooked much. But I am now diet conscious, so when I found this magazine in the dentist's office, I had no qualms about snagging it. I tried this recipe today with the following changes:-No crushed red pepper-Add a few dashes of celery salt-Add a bit of black pepper-Reduce ginger to 1/2 tspI was so happy with this recipe; it tasted awesome and I shocked myself that I could make good tasting stirfry. I was also very pleased with the low sodium choices. I am going to try the spaghetti from this issue next.

  • blueberries79
    Mar 31, 2012

    Made it tonight with my sweetie - we substituted couscous instead of brown rice. The toasted almonds really gave it texture and since its just the two of us, we have 'planned overs' for lunch. Very filling, we'll definitely make it again.