A stir-fry made with chicken, sliced ginger and honey soy sauce.

Quick Ginger Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

This easy ginger chicken stir-fry has a taste and flavor of earthy ginger on a crisp pan-fried chicken coated in a sweet tangy sauce. Enjoy it as a main dish with rice or noodles or as a side just on its own. And because of its simplicity, this honey ginger chicken stir fry has become a family favorite. It takes less than 20 minutes to cook so you can skip that takeout and try something homemade and healthy. 
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Ginger Chicken Stir Fry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Veena Azmanov


  • 500 grams Chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup Ginger sliced
  • 1 clove Garlic sliced
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Sweet paprika
  • 3 tbsp Canola oil
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro chopped


  • 1 Egg large
  • 2 tbsp Rice flour or cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Ginger grated
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper


  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chilly sauce
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar



  • Cut chicken into bit size pieces.
  • Slice ginger and garlic into think long slices.
  • Cut onion into thick slices.
  • Chop cilantro - and set aside.

Marinate the Chicken

  • In a large bowl - beat egg.
  • Add the flour, grated ginger, salt and pepper.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Add chicken and leave to marinade for 15 mins and up to 3 hours.

Cook the Chicken

  • Add 2 tbsp oil in a wok or non-stick saute pan.
  • Individually place the chicken pieces and cook on both sides making sure they are almost cooked and evenly brown on all sides.
  • If necessary cook the chicken in small batches but do not over crowd the pan.
  • When almost done - sprinkle the paprika over the chicken pieces.
  • The paprika gives a pretty color to the final dish.
  • Remove from the pan and set aside - keep warm.

Prepare the Sauce

  • Add all sauce ingredients to a small bowl.
  • Stir well and set aside.

Stir Fry the Chicken

  • In a wok or a wide saute pan add a tbsp of canola oil.
  • Add the ginger slices - saute on low heat until the ginger is almost crispy.
  • Remove half the ginger for garnish (optional).
  • Then add sliced onions and garlic to the pan.
  • Sauce on high for a minute or two - you want the onions to still have a bite.
  • Add the chicken - saute for a minute cooking on high heat.
  • Slowly sprinkle the sauce over the chicken - still cooking on high.
  • Lastly, add the cilantro.
  • Remove from the pan and serve hot garnished with the save crispy ginger slices.


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1.8g | Fat: 6.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg