Chicken Pepper Stir-fry Recipe - Easy and Delicious

Chicken Pepper Stir-fry

Chicken Pepper Stir-fry Recipe - Easy and Delicious
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken Pepper Stir-fry
Chicken Pepper Stir-fry

Chicken Pepper Stir-fry is a delicious and colorful dish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. This recipe combines tender chicken breast with a variety of colorful peppers and a flavorful sauce that is sure to please your taste buds.


Stir-frying is a cooking technique that originated in China and has been used for centuries to create flavorful and nutritious dishes. The combination of chicken and peppers in a stir-fry is a popular choice in many Asian cuisines, as it provides a balance of protein, vegetables, and seasonings.


How to prepare

  1. In a large skillet, sauté the peppers, onion, and garlic in 2 tbsp of oil until they are crisp-tender.
  2. Remove the vegetables from the skillet and keep them warm.
  3. In the same skillet, sauté the chicken and Cajun seasoning in the remaining oil until the juices run clear.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch, water, lemon juice, mustard, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce; pour the mixture over the chicken.
  5. Return the pepper mixture to the skillet and cook and stir for 1 minute.
  6. Serve with rice if desired.


  • Try using different colored peppers for a more visually appealing dish.
  • Add some sliced mushrooms or water chestnuts for added texture.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to cut the chicken and vegetables into uniform pieces to ensure even cooking.

- Be sure to cook the chicken until the juices run clear to ensure it is fully cooked.

- Adjust the amount of Cajun seasoning to suit your taste preferences.

- Feel free to add other vegetables such as broccoli, snow peas, or mushrooms to customize the dish to your liking.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Chicken Pepper Stir-fry over hot cooked rice for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Stir-frying involves cooking food quickly over high heat while constantly stirring to ensure even cooking.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts for a more flavorful dish.

- Substitute honey for the brown sugar for a different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

You can marinate the chicken in the sauce mixture ahead of time for added flavor.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the dish with chopped green onions or sesame seeds for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve the Chicken Pepper Stir-fry with a side of steamed broccoli or a fresh salad.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

310 per serving


23g per serving


14g per serving


20g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Iron.


This recipe contains soy and mustard.


This dish is a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, along with essential vitamins and minerals.


Chicken Pepper Stir-fry is a flavorful and colorful dish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. With a balance of protein, vegetables, and seasonings, this dish is sure to become a family favorite.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was captivated. It was a cool autumn evening and I was visiting my friend Martha, who was known for her delicious and exotic dishes. As soon as I walked into her kitchen, I was hit with the heavenly aroma of sizzling garlic, ginger, and peppers.

Martha smiled at me and said, "I'm making my famous Chicken Pepper Stir-fry tonight. Would you like to help me?"

I eagerly accepted her offer and watched as she expertly chopped the chicken, peppers, and onions into perfect bite-sized pieces. She then mixed together a sauce made of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and a secret blend of spices that she refused to reveal.

As the ingredients cooked together in the wok, Martha shared with me the story of how she learned to make this dish. She told me that many years ago, she had traveled to a small village in China where she had the opportunity to learn from a master chef. This chef had taught her the art of stir-frying and the importance of balancing flavors and textures in a dish.

Martha had taken this knowledge and combined it with her own creativity and flair to create her own version of Chicken Pepper Stir-fry. She had shared the recipe with me in the hopes that I would enjoy it as much as she did.

After the dish was ready, Martha served it over a bed of fluffy white rice and garnished it with fresh cilantro. I took my first bite and was instantly transported to a world of bold flavors and vibrant colors. The tender chicken, crisp peppers, and savory sauce danced on my taste buds, leaving me craving more.

From that moment on, I knew that I had to learn how to make Martha's Chicken Pepper Stir-fry. I asked her for the recipe, but she merely smiled and said, "You must earn it, my dear. Come back to my kitchen tomorrow and we will make it together."

And so, the next day, I returned to Martha's kitchen, eager to learn the secrets of her delicious dish. She handed me a knife and a cutting board and instructed me on how to chop the vegetables with precision and grace. She showed me how to control the heat of the wok and how to stir-fry the ingredients quickly and efficiently.

I followed her every move, soaking in her wisdom and expertise like a sponge. By the time the dish was ready, I felt a sense of accomplishment and pride in my newfound culinary skills.

As we sat down to enjoy the meal together, Martha looked at me with a twinkle in her eye and said, "You have done well, my dear. You have learned the art of stir-frying and have mastered the recipe for Chicken Pepper Stir-fry."

I thanked her profusely for her guidance and vowed to make this dish for my own family and friends, passing down the recipe from generation to generation.

Years passed, and Martha's Chicken Pepper Stir-fry became a staple in my own kitchen. I made it for special occasions, family gatherings, and quiet nights at home. Each time I cooked the dish, I felt a connection to Martha and the lessons she had taught me.

Now, as I stand in my own kitchen, preparing this beloved recipe once again, I am reminded of the power of food to bring people together and create lasting memories. I am grateful for the knowledge and inspiration that Martha shared with me and for the joy that her Chicken Pepper Stir-fry continues to bring to my loved ones.

And so, as I take my first bite of the fragrant and flavorful dish, I say a silent thank you to Martha for her kindness, generosity, and culinary expertise. Her Chicken Pepper Stir-fry will always hold a special place in my heart and in the hearts of all who have had the pleasure of tasting it.


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