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Stir-Fried Honey-Ginger Chicken with Peppers


Fresh ingredients, some quick prep, and a hot skillet or wok are all you need for a great stir-fry.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2010


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, sliced into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 red, orange, or yellow bell peppers (ribs and seeds removed), thinly sliced
  • Cooked rice, for serving
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for serving


  1. In a small bowl, stir together honey, vinegar, and soy sauce. Heat a large skillet or wok over high until hot. Add 1 tablespoon oil and swirl to coat skillet. Add chicken and stir until opaque but not cooked through, about 3 minutes; transfer to a plate.

  2. Add 1 tablespoon oil, ginger, and garlic to skillet and stir until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add peppers and stir 2 minutes. Add soy mixture and bring to a boil. Return chicken to skillet and toss until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes. Serve over rice, topped with cilantro.

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  • MS11607725
    22 SEP, 2015
    So I don't know if my ginger root was super strong or if there is too much ginger in the recipe, but it tasted a little like soap. I love ginger, but wowza. The sauce is a little thin and the quantity of sauce is perhaps too little as well. With a few tweaks, this could be really good. As it stands, meh.
  • ChefTBaks
    2 SEP, 2011
    So this time I followed the recipe but I DOUBLED the honey-soy-rice vinegar mixture (to create more of a sauce). Worked perfectly! Paired it with brown rice.
  • Alison_Marie
    15 MAY, 2011
    This is probably the first time I've ever said something had too much ginger in it. The sauce was very thin, tasted ok on the rice and veggies, but I thought it was awful on the chicken.
  • Cole87
    7 MAR, 2011
    I made it following the recipe and it was completely delicious. I would live on a diet of just this and be a happy lady!
  • ChefTBaks
    3 MAR, 2011
    Very good. Paired with steamed spinach instead of rice for a healthier twist. Family loved it!
  • abracadebs
    13 FEB, 2011
    This was delicious!! It was easy to make, too. Reading the ingredients, I was concerned that it would not have enough flavor, but it was yummy! We made it with tofu instead of chicken and it worked well.
  • YogiMommi
    10 FEB, 2011
    Very easy and very delicious. Next time I'll add even more peppers and some mushrooms!
  • MS12284989
    9 FEB, 2011
    My husband made this last night and it turned out great! He added baby green cabbage and mushrooms to the veggies. Having leftovers today over couscous instead of rice - still great!
  • kaylarae
    5 SEP, 2010
    Nice n' easy recipe! Seemed like the sauce would end up being too thin, so I tossed the chicken in a few tablespoons of cornstarch before cooking, so when everything was combined the sauce thickened up nicely and coated everything! Good recipe!
  • DomesticDiva
    21 JAN, 2010
    This was absolutely delicious. Both of our boys really enjoyed this. Used a little red bell pepper with bok choy and shitake mushrooms.