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Walnut Chicken Stir Fry

Walnut Chicken Stir Fry! This easy meal takes under 30 minutes and is full of flavor! You'll love this time-saving way of making this satisfying dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 people
Author: The Kitchen Prep

Ingredients

For Sauce

  • ¼ cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated or minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons water

For Stir Fry

  • cups cooked chicken tenders chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 2 medium bell peppers seeded and sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • ½ cup snow peas
  • cup toasted walnuts chopped

Instructions

Make Chicken

  • Cook chicken tenders according to package directions in the oven, toaster oven or air fryer.

Make Sauce

  • In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce or tamari, garlic, ginger, and lime juice.
  • In another small bowl, whisk together corn starch and water. Add to the soy sauce mixture and whisk to fully combine.

Make Stir Fry

  • Heat sesame oil and olive oil in a wok or a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion, bell peppers and broccoli and cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes or until tender-crisp.
  • Add snow peas and cook for about a minute.
  • Add chopped, cooked chicken and stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Pour sauce mixture over the vegetables and chicken and toss to coat until the sauce is thickened and the ingredients are coated.
  • Add walnuts and toss to combine.
  • Serve hot with brown rice or on its own.

Notes

Variations
  • Change the protein. Use shrimp, pork or tofu instead of chicken.
  • Swap out the veggies. Try using whichever vegetables are in season or you have on hand.
  • Go nuts. Swap walnuts for cashews or peanuts for a different flavor.
  • Get saucy. Use your favorite store-bought Asian dressing or stir fry sauce for an even shorter short cut!
Diet-Specific Substitutions
  • Vegetarian or vegan: Use a breaded vegan chicken tender substitute or use seared tofu instead, or simply omit the chicken and add extra vegetables.