Ginger-Chicken Stir-Fry


Stir fries require very little cooking time and you can pretty much use any vegetables you like, but the star of this one is the ginger. This dish is quick and easy to make, but get all of your ingredients together (including mixing the sauce) before you start cooking because everything happens fast! Serve with rice, and garnish with sliced green onions.

close up view of Ginger-Chicken Stir-Fry with mushrooms and peppers over white rice, garnished with green onions on a white plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced

  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced

  • 1 cup vertically sliced onion

  • 3 ounces snow peas, trimmed, cut in half


  • cup water

  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • ¼ cup sherry

  • 2 ½ tablespoons minced fresh ginger root

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add chicken to the wok, and stir-fry until chicken is opaque on all sides, about 3 minutes. Remove to a plate.

  2. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in the wok. Add bell pepper, onion, and snow peas; stir-fry until vegetables start to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low.

  3. Whisk together water, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sherry, ginger, rice vinegar, sesame oil, oyster sauce, sugar, cornstarch, and garlic in a bowl. Add sauce to the wok, stirring constantly until sauce starts to thicken. Add chicken back to the wok, stir, and reheat, 1 to 2 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If fresh ginger root is not available, you can substitute ginger paste (such as Gourmet Garden(R)) which can be found in the refrigerated produce section of the supermarket. If the sauce is too thick for you, thin it out by adding a bit more water until you arrive at the consistency that you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

392 Calories
21g Fat
24g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 392
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 1336mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 54mg 268%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 425mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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