Chicken Stir-Fry

Total Time:
25 min
10 min
15 min

6 to 8 servings

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 package shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 to 3 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Serving suggestion: Hot, cooked rice noodles

In a large skillet, heat the oils over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, pepper, and onion and cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the water chestnuts. In a small bowl, combine broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and cornstarch. Add to chicken mixture and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium to medium-low, and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, or until sauce thickens. Serve over hot, cooked rice noodles.

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    Nice recipe! Very tasty!
    I do stir fry's a lot. This basically had no flavor at all. Not a keeper!
    I was skeptical since I am not the best cook. Used only olive oil, 2 tsps, no sesame oil. I used only broccoli, onion and a green pepper since it was spur of the moment I was out of everything else. No hoisin sauce so used an alternative. It is 2 tsp soy sauce, 2 tsp worcestershire sauce, 1/4 tsp ground ginger and 1/4 cup barbecue sauce mixed. I also added tri-mix for seasonings at each step. It is equal parts salt, pepper and garlic powder that we mix at home. ate it over brown rice. My husband is an excellent cook that can throw strangest ingredients together and it tastes wonderful.. He liked it enough that he went back for seconds. Thumbs up!!
    It was a great recipe but use it as a base to build upon. I could not find for the life of me an excellent chicken stir fry recipe so I ended up with this one because I had all the ingredients. This one needs a bit more tweaking. It was not salty enough. 
    I fried the chicken in the oils but added powdered onion and the ginger to it because we don't like the texture of onion but enjoy its taste. Then I fried the veggies with a bit of garlic (I'm adding 3 cloves as opposed to 1 next time). I am surprised a Stir Fry recipe did not ask for garlic, btw. I also had to add more oil since the chicken soaked it all up.  
    I didn't use the veggies the recipe called for, I used sugar snap peas, bean sprouts and broccoli, since my tots eat those. I then poured the rest of the sauce ingredients and noticed that it needs about 1/2 a cup or more of soy sauce to not be so bland.  
    *Sigh* I will still keep it, but again, I WILL add more soy sauce and therefore more cornstarch.
    My husband and I love stir fry's. Flavoring a dish like this I open my spice cabinet and the refrigerator to select what I want to add. One thing I did learn is, "Too much of anything IS too much" 
    I use ALL 'Low Sodium' ingredients to control the amount of salt taste. I will season my stir fry on my own plate allowing others to do the same. 
    I also tried using my crystallized ginger instead of powdered. Tastes great .
    Delicious! This is a great recipe that is very easy to make.
    I only used a little bit of sause and added more soy sauce it was easy to make and great tasting
    It is a good recipe! Food come out GREAT! One thing I did change around is the chicken broth, instead I used orange juice. It was my first time ever tasting the hoisin sauce and it is a very grounded sauce/rich/bold in flavor. I wanted something that could mask a little bit of that taste and orange juice gives it a slight tang to compliment the hoisin sauce, it doesn't over power it at all. GREAT RECIPE! You all should try it!
    Came out really good after all the prep work is done. There is only two of us so there is enough for tomorrow night too.
    It's really good and I make it all the time, but what I do is add some mandarin sauce to it to give it a bit of sweet because I don't like the salty savory idea. I add those little canned baby corns and sugar snap peas. I don't use the hoisin sauce or shiitake mushrooms cause I think their gross. I use regular button mushrooms instead. I also put it on rice instead of noodles, I think its a better match. 
    it's good but it does seem to be missing something...i think maybe a little acidity like a little lime juice....will continue to wok (haha on it! Love Paula!
    I'm confused by the good reviews. I feel like I wasted 15.00 of good chicken and veggies. I will keep looking for a quick stir fry recipe.
    Very tasty!!
    For a quick and easy recipe, this was REALLY good. I made it a little more quick and easy by using Birds Eye Broccoli Stir Fry Veggies (frozen. My 13 yr old loved it and even ate the broccoli!! (A feat in and of itself!! The only other thing I did differently was to lightly salt and pepper the chicken while it was cooking. I served it over plain white rice... next time I'll cook the rice in chicken stock and add a little Chinese 5 spice. Despite my bland rice, it was still very good. I have bookmarked the page and will DEFINITELY be making it again. Thank you, Paula!!!
    No, I will not prepare this again. Very bland its missing something. It was fun to make and smelled up the neighborhood but that was the only good thing about this recipe. Go Gators
    This was a decent recipe. We enjoyed it but I feel like there are better recipes out there. Not sure if I will make it again. As a short cut, I used frozen stir fry veggies rather than cutting up fresh ones. Frozen work just as good.
    Aside from the prepping of the veggies, this was very quick and easy to prepare.
     I really liked the flavor and texture of this dish. I agree with others that the sauce wasn't exactly bland; it could just use a little something else. Garlic may do the trick. I noticed that a similar recipe of Emerill's got better reviews. The only real differences are that it calls for garlic, Asian spice blend (instead of ginger, sesame seeds, cashews, and roasted garlic red pepper sauce. I will try this recipe next and then possibly make a combo of ingredients from the two.
    This was an ok recipe, still looking or a better one. It was very easy made it with white rice.
    Excellent recipe. I particularly liked the flavouring in the sauce. i make the recipe with both soft noodles and i add chowmein noodles as well.
    This recipe was okay. I can't say that i loved it though. The sauce needed something and I even added garlic and crushed red pepper.
    Paula, I love you, but this is an Americanized Chinese dish.
    This recipe was almost as good as Chinese takeout, I gave it 4 stars because I felt like it needed a tiny bit of sweetness so I added a small amount of brown sugar and some garlic for a kick. I will make this again but not exactly as Paula's recipe states
    Great recipe, but needed 2 cloves of minced garlic that goes in all Chinese food. I make my own all the time, so I was shocked that this was missing.
    I really enjoy Asian cuisine this was easy fast and delicious as a matter a fact I'm going to try it with Shrimp & steak! Look out culinary school here come a natural cook!
    I put a lot of money into this recipe and it was so bad i could'nt eat it ,i went strickly by directions , i believe it would cost less
     to buy takeout and a lot less work, I can't believe Paula came up with this recipe I'm sorry Paula I love you , but this is for the dogs.
    I made this for my wife after she saw the episode and thought it sounded good. We don't care for mushrooms or onions, so I omitted them and added zucchini. I also served it over fried rice. We were happy with how it turned out. The sauce was pretty good, not bland by any means. It was actually a little bit thick and just a little overpowering. Next time I'll add pinepple chunks to offset the sauce a little bit. Overall it's a good recipe and worth a try.
    I hate when stupid people make negative comments about our chefs or their recipes just because they didn't like the recipe. To attack Paula for being southern and not knowing what she is doing is like saying that somebody Italian can't cook anything else, except Italian food which we know is ignorant thinking.
     Anyway, I liked this dish. I did add some crushed red pepper to kick it up a bit and also some bok choy because I really love it in stir frys. This recipe is so easy and adaptable to whatever you have and want to get rid of in your refrigerator.
    No too bad! I simplified the whole process and used a bag of frozen mixed vegetables.Thus, it was a really fast dish to put together since there wasn't any chopping involved and I thought it was pretty good!
    this was really tasty - the sauce was light and not claggy or overwhelming. I cut back on the chicken and added bok choi and some green beans, also put the rice noodles into the stir fry and let them sit and absorb the flavours - it was great! Will definitely make again.
    This has to be one of the worst things I have tasted in my life. Goes to show that southerners like Paula Deen should not attempt chinese recipes.
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