Marion’s Kitchen chicken stir-fry recipes

Chicken stir fry, so simple, so versatile and so delicious. But there’s so many ways to make your usual waaaaay more interesting.

These chicken stir fry recipes will put the pep back in the step of your weeknight dinners, with chicken stir fries from Thailand, China, Vietnam and even Japan.

There are so many easy to spice up chicken stir fry, and these chicken stir fry recipes are the perfect place to start for inspo!

How do you make stir-fry chicken so it’s tender?

No one wants a tough and chewy stir-fry, and one of the main issues people face when making chicken stir-fry is that their chicken ends up tough and dry. This often happens because the chicken is cooked too quickly, but there are a few tips and tricks that will level up your chicken stir-fry recipes. Firstyly, using a cut of chicken that is less likely to become tough and dry is always better – think switching the breast out for chicken thigh or chicken legs next time you make your signature chicken stir-fry recipe. 


Marinating your chicken before cooking your stir-fry can also make your meat more tender. The age-old Chinese technique of meat velveting can also be used on chicken to make it as tender as the stir-fry you’re used to from your local Chinese takeout. Your chicken stir-fry recipes will only get better from here!


How do you make stir-fry taste like a restaurant?

There are a few ways to make your at home stir-fry taste more like your favourite restaurant’s classic. If it’s a chinese stir-fry you’re making, Shaoxing wine is a super simple, and super affordable ingredient to keep in your pantry to add to stir-fries to make it taste just like the restaurant classics you are used to! 


And the other way to make your stir-fried taste more like the real deal is of course, wok hei. Wok hei is that classic flavor you can only really get from wok cooking, so investing in a good wok (*wink* try my MAKO wok), will get you that true takeout taste!