Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry

"Serve over rice or chow mein noodles."
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  • In a small bowl, whisk together teriyaki sauce, soy sauce and vinegar. Dissolve cornstarch in 1 Tbsp water and stir into the sauce mixture; set aside.
  • In wok or large skillet over high heat, heat oil and stir-fry chicken 2 minutes.
  • Add vegetables and cook about 2 more minutes until chicken loses its pink color and vegetables soften.
  • Add sauce to skillet and cook, stirring, until heated through and sauce is thickened.

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  1. I didn't follow this recipe exactly, because the items I had on hand were not the same - but I used it to make my own concoction. We had a ton of leftover barbecued breast meat (which was dry). I cut about 3 breast fillets up into bite sized pieces and set them aside. Had a bag full of frozen stir fry vegetables from Sam's Club that I fried up for about 8 minutes over medium heat, using olive oil first to lightly coat the frying pan. After the vegetables were near done (they consisted of broccoli, water chestnuts, bell peppers, baby corn, shiitake mushrooms, snap peas), I added the chicken and in a separate bowl, I had stirred Lawry's teriyaki marinade with a little bit of potato starch. I poured it in and added 1/4 cup chicken broth, dash of soy sauce/honey/sugar/rice vinegar. Then i served it over sweet brown rice you can get at any Asian supermarket. The kids liked it - but abhor the mushrooms.
  2. I did almost the same. It is just me, so I chopped up a half a chicken breast into small cubes and used some mixed Japanese vegetables. I sprayed some sunflower oil on a fry pan and started to cook the chicken and vegetables. I was constantly sting so it took about 4 minutes to cook most of the way. Then I added an ample amount of teriyaki sauce and the chicken and vegetables finished cooking in the sauce. it was so screaming good that the police came to investigate, lol
  3. Very tasty and so easy to make on a weeknight, especially since I used cooked diced chicken that I had in the freezer. I added a touch of honey, red pepper flakes and sesame oil to the sauce to punch up the flavor of the commercial teriyaki sauce (I used Kikkoman). I served this over white rice.
  4. My family & I love this recipe. I have hearty eaters therefore I have to double the recipe. I cannot figure out how to brown the chicken without getting so much juice. I have to drain that so it is not to runny. Other than that I would recommend this 100%.
  5. My boyfriend liked this recipe, but I didn’t. Be careful what type of soy sauce and teriyaki sauce you use- this was wayyyyy too salty for me. I would add more veggies for more crunch. Someone had a great point about adding honey or brown sugar. As is, this recipe could use more detail for beginners like me.


  1. I did one tsp sesame seed oil to two tsps canola oil to fry the chicken & I put some black pepper on it. Every thing came out great!
  2. I will make this again. I made a couple changes, but only because of what I had on hand. I used vegetable oil instead of canola, I added finely chopped onion and chopped garlic when I stir fried the chicken, and I used a 16 ounce bag of frozen stir fry vegetables. I omitted the scallions because I never know what to do with the rest of them if a recipe only says to use one or two. I made the sauce as directed, and I loved how the sugar snap peas and broccoli florets in my vegetable combo soaked up the sauce.


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