Chicken Stir Fry with Peppers

Peppery and Tasty

Chicken Stir Fry with Peppers myfavouritepastime.com_0005Have you ever had those moments when you just want to cook a simple but tasty meal, eat within thirty minutes and then move on to the next chore or activity of the day? I have several of those moments so I’m constantly looking for easy recipes to add on to my repertoire. This chicken stir fry is one of my go to quick meals. It basically requires soy sauce, peppers and dry sherry besides basic ingredients like vegetable oil, cornstarch and salt.

Chicken Stir Fry with Peppers myfavouritepastime.com_1282I used green and red bell peppers but you can mix and match them the way you desire. You should not leave out the green pepper because it has a more pungent intense flavour and smell. It makes a great difference to the final taste of the chicken. I love this simple recipe. It’s quick and  very tasty. I wish you a very happy weekend.

Ingredients for Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ¾-1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼-½ teaspoon pepper or to taste

Other ingredients 

  • 450g (1Ib) boneless, skinless chicken
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium green bell pepper (capsicum) cut into ½ inch (1.2 cm) pieces
  • 1 medium red bell pepper (capsicum) cut into ½ inch (1.2 cm) pieces
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon-½ teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)

Chicken Stir Fry with Peppers myfavouritepastime.com_9992Please always assemble ingredients before you start

Chicken Stir Fry with Peppers myfavouritepastime.com_9994Combine the water, cornstarch, soy sauce, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and stir thoroughly to mix.

Chicken Stir Fry with Peppers myfavouritepastime.com_9997Add the chicken, stir to mix and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Chicken Stir Fry with Peppers myfavouritepastime.com_9998Heat a wok or a large skillet (frying pan) on medium high heat until very hot. Add vegetable oil, then add the chicken mixture, green pepper and red pepper and stir-fry for 7 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and cooked through..

Chicken Stir Fry with Peppers myfavouritepastime.com_0003Add the sherry, soy sauce and chilli flakes (if using) and stir fry for 1 minute.. Serve with steamed white rice or noodles. If it seems a little dry add a little water or broth (stock).

Chicken Stir Fry with Peppers myfavouritepastime.com_1284I cooked this early in the morning so there was no rice in sight until dinner time

Chicken Stir Fry with Peppers myfavouritepastime.com_1286Please just imagine serving this with some steamed rice. It was delicious

Chicken Stir Fry with Peppers

Preparation Time: 20 minutes; Cooking Time: 15 minutes + 30 minutes standing time; Serves: 4

Ingredients for Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ¾-1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼-½ teaspoon pepper or to taste

Other Ingredients 

  • 450g (1Ib) boneless, skinless chicken
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium green bell pepper (capsicum) cut into ½ inch (1.2 cm) pieces
  • 1 medium red bell pepper (capsicum) cut into ½ inch (1.2 cm) pieces
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon-½ teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Marinade: combine the water, cornstarch, soy sauce, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and stir thoroughly to mix. Add the chicken, stir to mix and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Heat a wok or a large skillet (frying pan) on medium high heat until very hot. Add vegetable oil, then add chicken mixture, green pepper and red pepper and stir-fry for 7 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and cooked through..
  3. Add the sherry, soy sauce and chilli flakes (if using) and stir fry for 1 minute  (if it seems a little dry add a little water or broth (stock).
  4. Serve with steamed white rice or noodles.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

55 thoughts

  1. A great dish, Liz. Love simple, 30 minute meals. I’m really impressed with your knife skills. My chopped shciken NEVER looks like that. Butchered, yes. Chopped, never. 🙂

    1. Hi John,
      You must know by now that I love pretty looking things. I took a great deal of time trying to cut perfect dices. I almost measure with a ruler (LOL). My best wishes to Max.
      Liz

  2. This looks great. I love having quick and easy stir fry too. Mine usually have broccoli and mushrooms or other veggies since I don’t like peppers. Enjoy the weekend!

    1. I made one with broccoli and mushrooms and green onions. I’ll be posting it soon. i know you don’t like peppers. I love, love all the peppers! yum. I hope Sunday is great for you!
      Liz

  3. This is my kind of meal, Liz–full of protein and flavors and quick to make. Your presentation is also lovely–the chicken and vegetables are so perfectly cubed. Thank you for the recipe, and enjoy your weekend!

  4. Great idea, which sounds delicious. I’d be inclined to try it with some added carrots or asian mushrooms just to bulk up the dish a bit (like you see in takeaway sweet/sour for example).

    1. Oh Yes, It can be bulked up with some crimea mushrooms, carrots and anything else that suits your palate. I just seem to love peppers a lot. Have a wonderful weekend!
      Liz

    1. Hi Shanna,
      Thank you. I’m practically falling asleep but trying hard to finish going through my messages. I think I’ll soon be off to dreamland. Thanks for complimenting and best wishes to your family and friends.
      Best…Liz

    1. Hi Cecile
      I sipped quite a bit of that dry sherry before it went into the pot…LOL. I love recipes that call for sherry! Thanks so much for pinning. My pinning skills have gone to the dogs
      Liz

      1. About ‘sherry’… I bought/brought a bottle to our house in the Pocono Mountains to try – for the first time – a recipe for marinated/barbequed pork. A bit went into the recipe…. and the rest went into me!!! (Now that I think of it… I should post that recipe!!)

        1. Please post it. I’m sure it tastes fabulous. I always restrain myself from the first sip…coz if you do, there’ll be a second and a third and a gulp and soon….have a good night and please post the recipe!
          Liz

  5. A mouth watering treat! Would be a great meal to whip up after a long day at work! Simple is sometimes so nice. It would be steamed rice for me as an accompaniment! Thanks Liz!

    1. Ha ha so you and I think alike. Thanks Sandy. I’m watching news about the plane that disappeared into oblivion. What a sad and tragic story.
      Enjoy the warm weather and best wishes to family and friends!
      Liz

        1. Ha ha I have watched tons of movies this week. I did laundry earlier in the week. I am also brooding over what to cook tomorrow. I adore weekends. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
          Liz

  6. A sprinkle of sesame seeds?? I always forget to marinate the chicken, but I’ll bet that improves the flavor immensely.

    We are having something similar tonight. My stir fry veggies are already cooked (read: leftovers!), and the chicken thighs are in the Nesco roaster – another 20 degrees until done. Israeli cous cous to round it out.

    WordPress is being very vexing tonight. The LIKE area is not loading, so consider this my LIKE! ;->

    1. Thank you for the like, Judie. WordPressi can be more than vexing sometimes. I wish i’d sprinkled sesame seeds. I love them a lot, but I guess I added some sesame oil…oh no I didn’t. I made 4 different stir fries last week so a bit of jumble in the mind. I hope you enjoyed the similar something. Have a good night!
      Liz

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