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Chicken with Peppers Stir Fry

A quick, easy and tasty home cooking chicken stir fry

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Chicken with Duo Peppers Stir Fry

Chicken with red & green peppers Stir Fry is a classic quick & easy everyday home cooking in China. It features tender, tasty velveting chicken bites with flavorful red bell pepper and green bell pepper.

The peppers complement chicken so well for the color, flavor, texture, and nutrition. Just add rice for a delicious and healthy meal.

Chicken With Peppers Stir Fry Ingredients

Chicken with Duo Peppers Stir Fry Ingredients

Chicken – I prefer chicken thigh meat as it is more flavorful and moist. The well-liked Kung Pao Chicken is also made of chicken thigh meat. However, chicken breast could work too.

For Marinating the Chicken: Shaoxing wine, natural soy sauce (or dark soy sauce), freshly ground black pepper, and arrowroot flour.

For Stir Fry: Green onions, ginger, garlic cloves, light soy sauce, one splash of water, along with one green bell pepper and one red bell pepper.

How to make Chicken with Peppers Stir Fry Easy, Tasty and Healthy?

See the Recipe for a detailed step-by-step guided tutorial. Here are some key steps:

Prep Chicken:

For bone-in chicken thigh, remove the skin and rinse well under running water, and then pat dry with a paper towel.

Remove the chicken bones and then cut them into small bite-size chunks. Save the chicken bones to make a quick and easy broth.

Prep Chicken Thigh for Stir Fry

Add chicken chunks into a mixing bowl, and then add Shaoxing wine, naturally brewed soy sauce (or dark soy sauce), freshly ground black pepper, and arrowroot flour. Mix well and set aside while you do other prep work.

Marinating Chicken For Stir Fry
Marinating Chicken For Stir Fry

Prep Stir Fry Ingredients:

Wash and rinse green bell pepper and red bell pepper well. Cut the ends open to remove the seeds and then cut into small bite sizes.

Green and Red Bell Pepper bite-size pieces for Stir Fry
Green and Red Bell Pepper bite-size pieces for Stir Fry

Wash and rinse green onions and ginger well. Peel garlic cloves. Cut green onions and mince garlic and ginger into small pieces.

Chopped Green Onions and Minced Ginger, Garlic for Stir Fry
Chopped Green Onions and Minced Ginger, Garlic for Stir Fry

Stir Fry Chicken with Duo Peppers:

Turn the heat to medium-high, and heat a hard-anodized fry pan for 1 minute. Add avocado oil, minced garlic, ginger, and most of the green onions, and stir for 15 seconds or till fragrant. Remember to save some green onions for garnishing.

Add marinated chicken chunks. Keep turning and folding using a slotted turner, until the chicken changes color and started to firm up, about 1 minute.

Stir Fry Chicken Thigh Meat
Stir Fry Chicken Thigh Meat

Add 2 tbsp light soy sauce and 2 tbsp water to the frying pan. Add green bell pepper, and red bell pepper and continue to stir, fold and mix for additional 3 minutes. I found it easier to use a pair of bamboo spatulas to toss like tossing a salad.

Chicken with Duo Peppers Stir Fry in Process

All done! Turn off the heat. Garnish the dish with the remaining green onions and serve hot with rice.

Chicken with Duo Peppers Stir Fry

How to make a quick, easy broth using the chicken thigh bones left behind?

Because chicken thigh meat is more tender and tasty, I often use them for dishes such as Kung Pao Chicken and Chicken Stir Fry. For bone-in chicken thigh, you can cut out the meat from the bone.

Prep Chicken Thigh for Stir Fry
Prep Chicken Thigh for Stir Fry

So what do you do with the bones left behind? Good news! You can make a Quick and Easy Chicken Bone Broth.

Step-by-Step how to make a quick and easy chicken bone broth:

  • Fill a 3 Qt. saucepan with about 6 cups of water, bring it to a boil.
  • Once it reaches a boil, add the 4 chicken thigh bones, 1 tablespoon of Shaoxing wine, and 3-4 slices of ginger.
  • Wait for it to reach a boil again and then turn to simmer and cook for 1 hour.
Make a Chicken Bone Broth using the chicken thigh bones left behind
Make a Chicken Bone Broth using the chicken thigh bones left behind

Are you interested in making a deluxe homemade chicken broth? Read here a detailed guided tutorial on homemade chicken broth using the chicken thigh and slow cooking.

With homemade chicken broth on hand, you can quickly whip out a better-than-takeout classic egg drop soup, or a seriously delicious Chicken Noodle Soup.

Chicken with Duo Peppers Stir Fry

Chicken with Peppers Stir Fry Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Chicken with Peppers Stir Fry is a classic quick & easy everyday home cooking in China. It features tender, tasty velveting chicken bites with flavorful red bell pepper and green bell pepper. Just add rice for an easy, delicious, and healthy meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken meat, boneless & skinless, chicken thigh is preferred but chicken breast is OK too

For Marinating the chicken:

  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tbsp naturally aged soy sauce or dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

For Stir Fry:

  • 1/2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 green onion stalk, chopped
  • 1 small piece of ginger, thin sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled & minced
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp water

Instructions

Prep Chicken:

  1. For bone-in chicken thigh, remove the skin and rinse well under running water, and then pat dry with a paper towel.
    Chicken with Duo Peppers Stir Fry Ingredients
  2. Remove the chicken bones and then cut them into small bite-size chunks. Save the chicken bones to make a quick and easy broth.
    Prep Chicken Thigh for Stir Fry
  3. Add chicken chunks into a mixing bowl, and then add Shaoxing wineaged soy sauce (or dark soy sauce), freshly ground black pepper, and arrowroot flour and mix well. Set aside while you do other prep work.
    Marinating Chicken For Stir Fry

Prep Stir Fry Ingredients:

  1. Wash and rinse green bell pepper and red bell pepper well. Cut the ends open to remove the seeds and then cut into small bite sizes.
    Green and Red Bell Pepper bite-size pieces for Stir Fry
  2. Wash and rinse green onions and ginger well. Peel garlic cloves. Cut green onions and mince garlic and ginger into small pieces.
    Chopped Green Onions and Minced Ginger, Garlic for Stir Fry

Stir Fry Chicken with Duo Peppers:

  1. Turn the heat to medium-high, and heat a hard-anodized fry pan for 1 minute. Add avocado oil, minced garlic, ginger, and most of the green onions, and stir for 15 seconds or till fragrant. Save some green onions for garnishing.
  2. Add marinated chicken chunks to the frying pan.
    Sear Chicken for Chicken Stir Fry
  3. Keep turning and folding using a slotted turner, until the chicken changes color and started to firm up about 1 minute.
    Stir Fry Chicken Thigh Meat
  4. Add 2 tbsp light soy sauce and 2 tbsp water. Continue to fold and mix for about 2 minutes.
    Stir Fry Chicken
  5. Add green bell pepper, and red bell pepper and continue to stir, fold and mix using a pair of bamboo spatulas for about 3 minutes.
    Chicken with Duo Peppers Stir Fry in Process
  6. All done! Turn off the heat. Garnish the dish with the remaining green onions and serve hot with rice.
    Chicken with Duo Peppers Stir Fry

Notes

  • When using chicken breast, first use a meat tenderizer to pound on the meat, and then slice horizontally into halves. This way, the meat is not overly thick. For the cutting, cut it as thin as possible slices. Place the knife at an angle so as to slice the meat into consistent thinner slices.
  • This is the same cutting technique as napa cabbage stir fry or sauteed fish fillet. Either case, we try to cut into a good-sized thin slice of napa leaf stem or fish fillet.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 1158mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 51g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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