Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

Loaded with vegetables, this ginger chicken stir fry comes together quickly.

ginger chicken stir fry

I’m filling in this week for a Secret Recipe Club group D orphan. If you’re looking for gluten free baking recipes check out Without Adornment.


However we don’t need to eat gluten free so I looked through her main dishes. I decided to make Ginger Beef Stir Fry but I had forgotten that I used the steak in the freezer in another dish.

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So it became ginger chicken stir fry. I ended up making a few other changes based on preferences and what we had on hand as well.

Stir fries are a favorite here especially ones loaded with vegetables like this one. I love the combination of cabbage, bell pepper, and onions and the sauce adds the right flavor. The end result was a delicious and incredibly easy recipe.

I really wished I had some potstickers in the freezer to serve with this.

5 from 1 vote

Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Micha @ Cookin' Mimi


  • 8 to 12 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 1/2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 thinly sliced bell pepper
  • 1/2 thinly sliced onion
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons minced or grated fresh ginger
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon water


  1. Heat two to three tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over moderate heat
  2. Coat the chicken in the cornstarch and fry in batches until golden
  3. Remove and set aside
  4. Add in a bit more oil if needed and add the cabbage, pepper, onion, garlic, and ginger.
  5. Cook stirring frequently for 5 to 10 minutes or until the vegetables are as tender as you like
  6. Shake the sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and water in a small jar or whisk in a bowl and add to the vegetables
  7. Add the chicken in the pan, stir, and cook until the sauce has coated the chicken and vegetables
  8. Serve over hot cooked rice or stir fry noodles.

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  1. So nice of you to adopt an orphan!

    and with a fantastic stir fry recipe, I absolutely adore anything with ginger!

  2. That looks so good. I love stir fry because it’s a great way to get a lot of vegetables, and that ginger sauce sounds really good. I am going to have to add that to my next stir fry.

  3. 5 stars
    That looks so good. I’m hungry for dinner now and it’s barely past lunch. I always keep a ginger root in the freezer, love my ginger. And all those, veggies, yum.

  4. I’m intrigued by this recipe! I’m not typically a fan of ginger, and I can’t even buy it fresh anywhere locally, this looks so good. If I had to replace the ginger with another flavor, what would you suggest?

    • To me the ginger added a bit of heat so I might add a little dried ginger and maybe some red pepper flakes or sriracha. It wasn’t overly spicy because even the toddler nephew ate it but it was a hint of heat which was perfect with the sweet sauce.

  5. I love stir-fry, whether with beef, chicken or simply vegetables. This one looks delicious, especially because I’m a huge fan of ginger in all its forms.

  6. Love your choice this month. This looks amazingly delicious.

  7. Printed out and going on the table tomorrow…. Love ginger, love stir-fries and I have cabbage…..

  8. This dish looks uber delish!

  9. This sounds really yummy! Thanks for sharing! #SmallVictories

  10. This looks fantastic! I’ve never made a stir fry before, but it looks like a great filing dinner option!

    Thanks for joining us on the Alder Collective! Pinning, and we hope to see you again soon!

  11. that looks like a dinner I could eat weekly! Great pick for SRC!

  12. Do you know how much 8 to 12 ounces of chicken is in cups, or perhaps chicken pieces, like is it approximately one whole average-size boneless breast, or more? Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try!

    • A medium sized breast should do. Most of the stores here sell chicken where one breast is about a pound by itself. At least in the family packs at any rate.

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