Chinese Chicken Stir-Fry - Delicious Decisions

Chinese chicken stir-fry

It takes just a few minutes to prepare your own delicious, healthful stir-fry. Our version combines juicy chicken with plenty of veggies.

Nutrition Facts

Chinese Chicken Stir-Fry - Delicious Decisions


317 Per Serving


21g Per Serving


4g Per Serving
Calories 317
Total Fat 12.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.5 g
Cholesterol 48 mg
Sodium 248 mg
Total Carbohydrate 30 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 21 g

Dietary Exchanges
2 1/2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat, 1 1/2 starch


Servings  6  

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked, instant brown rice
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/3 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp dry sherry OR
  • 3 Tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce (lowest sodium available)
  • 1 Tbsp plain rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp chili oil
  • 1 Tbsp peeled, grated gingerroot
  • 3 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts (all visible fat discarded, cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 8 oz mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 8 oz canned water chestnuts (drained)
  • 3/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves (dry-roasted)
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes


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  1. Prepare the rice using the package directions, omitting the salt and margarine. Set aside. Cover to keep warm.
  2. Put the cornstarch in a medium bowl. Add the broth, sherry, soy sauce, and vinegar, whisking to dissolve. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet or wok, heat the chili oil over high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the gingerroot and garlic for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to medium high. Stir in the chicken. Cook for 4 minutes, or until the chicken is lightly browned, stirring constantly. (The chicken won't be done at this point.) Transfer to a plate. Wipe the skillet with paper towels.
  4. In the same skillet, still over medium-high heat, heat the sesame oil, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the mushrooms, bell pepper, and water chestnuts for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Whisk the broth mixture. Stir it into the mushroom mixture. Stir in the chicken. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center.
  6. Stir the green onions, pecans, and red pepper flakes into the chicken mixture. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve over the rice.

Tip: Serving size 1 cup chicken mixture and 1/2 cup rice

This recipe is reprinted with permission from American Heart Association The Go Red For Women Cookbook, Copyright © 2013 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.