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chinese take-out at home (chicken)

(10 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Susanne Heartsill
Memphis, TN

I have used pork loin, beef tenderloin, and rotisserie chicken in this recipe. Tofu would be an acceptable vegetarian alternative. All are acceptable substitutes.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Make chicken stir-fry at home at a fraction of the cost with this easy recipe. Using a bottle of stir-fry sauce makes this super simple. We love that the veggies are cooked in layers. This prevents them from being overdone. We enjoyed this chicken stir-fry with steamed rice and an egg roll - just like our take-out order.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(10 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chinese take-out at home (chicken)

  • 3
    chicken breast
  • 1
    red onion
  • 1
    green or red pepper
  • 2 c
    broccoli florets
  • 2 clove
  • 1 pkg
    bean sprouts, fresh
  • 1 bottle
    House of Tsang Classic Stir-Fry Sauce, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • sprinkle
    sesame seeds
  • red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 2 c
    cooked white rice
  • soy sauce

How To Make chinese take-out at home (chicken)

Test Kitchen Tips
The fresh bean sprouts cook down after cooking. We added some canned ones when plating so you can see they're in the recipe. Also, if you really like broccoli, add more than the recipe calls for.
  • Chopped veggies and minced garlic on a cutting board.
    Cut veggies into bite-size pieces of the same approximate size. Mince the garlic.
  • Browning chicken in sesame oil.
    Cube chicken. Heat 1 Tbsp sesame oil in a large saute pan (or olive oil if preferred). Saute diced chicken until cooked through. Set cooked chicken aside.
  • Sauteeing veggies in sesame oil.
    Heat the remaining Tbsp sesame oil in the same pan. Saute veggies over medium heat in this order giving each a minute or two to soften before adding the next veggie. Start with the onion.
  • Broccoli and bell peppers added to the skillet.
    Add broccoli florets and let it cook for a few minutes. Then add the bell pepper.
  • Garlic added to the skillet.
    Add garlic.
  • Bean sprouts added to the skillet.
    Add bean sprouts.
  • Stir-fry sauce added to the skillet.
    Once the veggies are nearly cooked through, add the chicken back into the original pan with veggies. Add Classic Stir Fry sauce to taste. At this point, you can add red pepper flakes to taste which my husband and I really enjoy. When I make this dish for the children, I leave out the heat.
  • Chicken stir-fry served over rice.
    Cook white rice according to directions and serve chicken/veggies over rice. A dash of soy sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds (toasted if you like) and you've got Chinese takeout at home!