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Ginger-Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry with Rice

Points® value
Total Time
45 min
20 min
15 min
Lots of fresh garlic and ginger give this chicken-veggie stir fry tons of flavour. Stir the chili paste in or leave it on the side to suit your taste.


Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

340 gm, (3/4 lb) cut into 1/2-in wide strips

Teriyaki sauce

¼ cup(s), (60 ml) reduced-sodium recommended, divided

Canola oil

2 tsp(s), (10 ml) divided


2 cup(s), (500 ml) small florets

Red bell pepper

1 medium, quartered lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise


1 large, thinly sliced

Canned water chestnuts

1 cup(s), (250 ml) drained, chopped

Uncooked scallions

4 medium, whites cut in 1-in pieces, greens sliced, divided

Fat-free reduced sodium chicken broth

½ cup(s), (125 ml) divided

Ginger root

1 tbsp(s), (15 ml) fresh, chopped (or to taste)

Minced garlic

1 tbsp(s), (15 ml)


2 tbsp(s), (30 ml) optional

Sambal oelek

½ tsp(s), (2 ml) chili paste or to taste (optional)

Cooked long grain brown rice

2 cup(s), (500 ml)


  1. Combine chicken and 30 ml (2 Tbsp) teriyaki sauce in a medium bowl; let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Heat 5 ml (1 tsp) oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add chicken and stir-fry until lightly browned and cooked through, about 3 minutes; remove to a plate.
  3. Add remaining teaspoon oil, broccoli, pepper, carrot, water chestnuts and white part of scallions to same skillet; drizzle with 60 ml (1/4 cup) broth and reduce heat to medium-high. Stir-fry until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 8 minutes.
  4. Add scallion greens, ginger and garlic to skillet; stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Add chicken and any accumulated juices back to skillet; add remaining 30 ml (2 Tbsp) broth, remaining 30 ml (2 Tbsp) teriyaki sauce and water. Cook, until heated through, stirring, about 1 minute. Stir in chili paste, if using. Serve with rice. Yields about 310 ml (1 1/4 cups) chicken-vegetable mixture and 125 ml (1/2 cup) rice per serving.