Honey Soy Chicken Vegetable Stir Fry
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The pairing of these classic ingredients adds so much depth to this beautiful stir fry. There is a reason the Honey Soy Chicken Stir fry is a favorite dish all over the world. That sweetness of the Honey cutting through the saltiness of the Soy and that punch of Ginger make this such a winning dish. This is also a very easy dish to make. Throw all the ingredients into 1 pan, cook up on a high heat then you’re ready to eat!

What is so great about stir fry is you can really use whatever vegetables you like. It’s a perfect dish when you’ve got a bunch of leftovers vegetables in the fridge that you’re not sure what to do with. A couple of vegetables that always go well in a stir fry are Carrots, Celery, Onions, Green Beans and Snap Peas. So many vegetables will work, however just be wary of cooking times as you add them. For instance: Potatoes will take longer to cook than Bell Peppers

Honey Soy Chicken Stir Fry in Bowl
A delicious and super simple meal for a healthy week night dinner, this Honey Soy Chicken is a winner!

The key to a good stir fry is to cook quickly, and at a high temperature. You want to ensure everything is cooked however the vegetables maintain their crunch. Lots of different textures make for a great stir fry!

This stir fry recipe is served with some simple Jasmine Rice. You can also serve this stir fry with Noodles if you prefer

What Vegetables are best to include in the Honey Soy Stir Fry recipe?

One of our favorite things about a stir fry is that there are no real ‘rules’. It’s not like we’re making fine-dining French Haute Cuisine, where recipes have been meticulously followed and passed down for centuries. No, the Stir Fry remains as humble and accommodating as ever. Allowing almost any kind of vegetable to be included in the pot for frying up

When thinking about what Vegetables to include in the Honey Soy Stir Fry, you need to consider both flavor and texture. Texture is such an important part of Stir Fry, as the Vegetables provide that valuable crispiness and crunch. The good news is, given Stir Frying is so quick, most vegetables will cook fast and still retain their beautiful crunch in the dish

Flavor is, of course, another key factor with vegetables. You want the veggies to each bring something new to the table. Some will provide sweetness (such as Carrots and Bell Peppers), others will provide more of an earthy flavor (such as Snap Peas). So consider flavor and texture when adding Veggies to your stir fry and you can’t go wrong

To Infuse as much flavor into the Chicken as possible, Marinade for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight

The flavors in our Honey Soy Chicken marinade are classically Asian. Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Ginger, Garlic, and Honey. Those flavors are immense, and will bring all of the flavor to the stir fry. You do, however need to ensure the Chicken has marinated for long enough for those flavors to infuse into the protein

We recommend buying a whole bunch of Ziploc bags and have them ready to go at all times. They’re one of our most used items in the kitchen because they make such good marinade containers! Load the Chicken up into a Ziploc bag along with the marinade and seal it tight. Nothing is going to escape from the bag at this point, so you can give the Chicken a good massage to ensure all that wonderful flavor has hit every part of the Chicken

Then, give the Chicken at least 2 hours in the refrigerator in the marinade. If you’re planning ahead with your weekly meals (as we hope you are!) then we recommend preparing the marinade the day prior. Leave that Chicken in the refrigerator for 24 hours for the best overall flavor

The Honey Soy Marinade also doubles as a Sauce for the Stir Fry

Unlike other dishes, we do not discard the marinade when it’s time to cook the dish. Quite the opposite in fact. When its time to add the Chicken to the hot pan or wok, pour everything in straight from the bag, marinade and all!

The immense flavor of the marinade will cook down in the high heat of the Stir Fry and become a lovely, thick sauce that coats the entire dish. It is the perfect sauce to soak up all of that wonderful Rice (or Noodles) that you serve alongside the dish, and tastes amazing

Recipe Details

Servings

2 – 4 people

Prep time

2 hours (for marinade)

Cooking time

10 minutes

Total time

2 hours, 10 minutes

Honey Soy Chicken Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Chinese Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. Honey
  • 4 tbsp. Grated Ginger
  • 2 tbsp. Garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Carrot, diced
  • 2 Celery Storks, diced
  • 1 Onion (Red or Yellow), sliced
  • ½ Bell Pepper, diced
  • 4 oz. (½ cup) Snap Peas, sliced lengthways
  • 1 tsp. Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Jasmine Rice
  • 1 ½ cups water

Instructions

  1. We begin by creating the Chicken Marinade. In a large bowl combine the Soy Sauces, Chinese Vinegar, Honey, Garlic, and Ginger. Mix well to combine then add your Chicken Pieces
  2. Ensure all the Chicken is well coated then cover in Food wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours, preferably overnight
  3. Before cooking, remove the Chicken from the fridge and bring back to room temperature
  4. Prepare the rice by Boiling the Water then adding into a saucepan with the Rice. Cover on a simmer for 10 minutes, then turn off the heat for another 10 minutes. Season with a tsp. of Salt
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan or wok over high heat then add in the Onions, Carrot, Snap Peas, and Celery
  6. Stir fry the vegetables for 2-3 minutes then add the Bell Pepper and Marinated Chicken with all that delicious marinade sauce
  7. Continue to cook on a high heat for 3-4 minutes until the Chicken is cooked through. It should not take too long given the Chicken has been cut into bite sized pieces
  8. Once the Chicken is cooked and has an internal temperature of 160 degrees the dish is done and ready to serve alongside the Jasmine Rice

You can garnish the dish with some crushed peanuts or Red Chili Flakes if you like. Totally optional but these do add additional textures and flavor profiles. If you’ve still got room afterwards, check out some of our delicious Desserts here to finish off the meal. Enjoy!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this amazing Honey Soy Chicken Stir Fry recipe. If you enjoy Asian-inspired recipe, why not also check out these awesome dishes:

Happy Cooking!

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