Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

My Garlic Chicken Stir Fry recipe is your next must-have dish! It’s a quick and flavorful meal ready in just 10 minutes! Bite-sized chicken thigh pieces are stir-fried with simple seasonings, creating a protein-packed dish made with all-natural ingredients. Perfect for busy weeknights, it offers a quick and delicious meal option!

Garlic chicken stir fry garnished with chopped scallion green onions being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Why I Love This Recipe

If you’re craving a quick, healthy, and flavorful meal, my Garlic Chicken Stir Fry is the perfect choice! It’s a delicious chicken stir-fry dish cooked with garlic and lightly seasoned, ready in just 10 minutes! What makes this recipe special is that it’s my own creation, inspired by my popular Asian Ground Chicken Stir Fry!

This recipe uses my perfected my stir-frying technique, as used in my Spicy Garlic Pan Fried Chicken and Chicken Sesame Oil Stir Fry recipes, to ensure maximum flavor! Packed with protein and perfectly seasoned with hints of garlic, I promise it’s ideal for anyone seeking a hassle-free, nutritious meal made with real ingredients! So if that sounds like something you might be interested in, get ready to savor every bite of this delightful dish!



  • Chicken – boneless and skinless chicken thigh. Can substitute with chicken breast if preferred.
  • Olive Oil – extra virgin olive oil or olive oil of choice.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Black Pepper – ground.
  • Togarashi (red pepper)Togarashi Japanese chili pepper blend found in most Asian or Japanese supermarkets. A good alternative would be cayenne pepper or red pepper.
  • Garlic– freshly grated garlic.
  • Green Onion – finely chopped green onion scallions.

🍗 Chicken Note

You can easily substitute chicken thigh with Chicken Breast in this recipe if preferred.

Garlic chicken stir fry garnished with chopped scallion green onions being picked up with a pair of chopsticks, top down.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

  • Wok or Deep Large Skillet


☑ Before Getting Started

It’s best to have all your ingredients prepared and ready to go. Stir-frying is a quick cooking method, so having everything at hand ensures a smooth process. Additionally, using a Wok or Deep Skillet, High Heat, and a High-Temperature Cooking Oil is essential for achieving the best results.

Step 1 Combine the bite-sized chicken thigh pieces, grated garlic, salt, black pepper, optional red pepper, and a splash of olive oil in a mixing bowl. Toss to coat evenly.

Seasoned cubed chicken in a mixing bowl.

Step 2 Preheat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken mixture and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the chicken is browned on all sides.

Cubed seasoned chicken being cooked in a skillet.

🍳 Stir Frying Pro Tip

Avoid Overcrowding the pan as it can lead to steaming instead of stir-frying, resulting in soggy rather than crispy chicken. Rather Cook in Batches if needed.

Step 3 Once the chicken is cooked, add the chopped green onions to the pan, mix well and transfer the stir-fry to a serving dish.

Garlic stir fry chicken served in a bowl.

🍽️ Serving Pro Tip

Enjoy this dish while it’s Hot.

Recipe Variations

You can use the same cooking technique and change the seasoning to create different variations of chicken stir fry like Chicken Mushroom Stir Fry, Chili and Lime Chicken, or Japanese Pan Fried Chicken with Wafu Sauce.

Pairing Recommendations

To complement this chicken stir fry, consider serving it with a simple green salad dressed in Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing, or opt for a simple rice plate like Garlic Butter Vegetable Fried Rice or Cajun Cauliflower Rice. For a comforting addition, serve Egg Drop Miso Soup or Japanese Chicken Soup on the side.

Garlic chicken stir fry garnished with chopped scallion green onions being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this recipe ahead of time and reheat it later?

Yes, you can make this recipe ahead of time and reheat it later. It will hold well in the fridge, just be sure to enjoy it hot.

How do I prevent my stir fry from becoming soggy?

To prevent your stir fry from becoming soggy, avoid overcrowding the pan and use a large pan to allow enough room for any liquid to evaporate.

Can I double the recipe to serve more people?

Absolutely, you can double the recipe to serve more people. Just be sure to cook in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan, which could result in soggy stir fry.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, simply transfer them into an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator. Leftovers can be kept for 3-5 days.

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Garlic chicken stir fry garnished with chopped scallion green onions served in a white bowl.

Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Garlic Chicken Stir Fry is a quick and flavorful dish, ready in just 10 minutes, offering a protein-packed meal made with all-natural ingredients, perfect for busy weeknights.
4.84 from 12 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: easy chicken stir fry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 762kcal


  • 1/2 lb Chicken Thigh can sub with chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt to taste
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper to taste
  • 1/16 tsp Togarashi can sub with red pepper
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Stalk Green Onions


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for garlic stir fry chicken.
  • Dice the chicken into bite-size cubes and place them in a mixing bowl. Grate the garlic and add it to the bowl along with salt, black pepper, optional red pepper, and a splash of olive oil. Toss the ingredients well to combine, then set aside.
    Seasoned cubed chicken in a mixing bowl.
  • Finely chop green onions and set aside.
    Sliced green onions.
  • Add 1/2 tbsp olive oil into a skillet and bring up to temperature. Once the oil is preheated, set heat to medium-high, add in the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes occasionally stirring until chicken is browned.
    Cubed seasoned chicken being cooked in a skillet.
  • Once chicken is browned, add in green onions, cook for 10 additional seconds and transfer to serving plate.
    Garlic stir fry chicken served in a bowl.


Calories: 762kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 416IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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