Full flavored succulent chicken thighs, crisp and tender fresh vegetables with all the yummy goodness, this scrumptious dish is an ambrosia of sorts. As versatile as chicken meat is, there are just so many ways to stir fry chicken thighs.
In this regard, as you read, you’ll find how to simply prepare your stir fry chicken thighs as well as one more way you can turn your ordinary stir fry chicken thighs into a mouthwatering delicacy.
2 Tasty Stir Fry Chicken Thighs Recipes
Simple Stir Fry Chicken Thighs
With “simple” you must be thinking this meal is boring. However, that is not the case with this meal. There is nothing bland or boring about it.
This easy to cook dish will take up about 30 minutes of your time.
- Start by preparing your sauce. In a fairly sized bowl, add corn starch powder to water while stirring, until there is no lump in the mixture. If you like, you can add soy
- Add chicken broth to the mixture in the bowl to finish up your sauce.
- Start seasoning your chicken pieces with kosher salt and spices of your liking.
- Set your cooker at medium high heat and place your skillet on the cooker.
- Add about one tablespoon olive oil or if you don’t have that on hand, you can use vegetable oil, or canola oil.
- When the oil is well heated up, add your chicken pieces in bits and let it cook for at least 5 minutes.
- Once your chicken pieces have cooked through properly, remove them from the skillet.
- Add one tablespoon of oil once again to the skillet and turn the cooker to medium heat.
- Add your vegetables to the skillet. You can use carrots, broccoli or even cabbage.
- Add fresh garlic or powder garlic as you stir it in the vegetables.
- Let the vegetables cook until they are crispy.
- Add back the chicken thigh pieces, and at the same time add in the sauce you prepared earlier
- Let it boil then simmer for a while. At least for one minute.
- You can then serve your stir fry chicken thigh with a side of your choice.
Cornstarch powder serves to thicken your sauce. You can choose to not use the cornstarch powder if you do not want to have your sauce thickened.
You can use store bought broth or if you have time, you can prepare homemade broth to use with your sauce.
As with all cooking, to know for certain if your chicken has cooked properly, it is recommended that you cook the chicken until the chicken’s internal temperature reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remember to chop or slice your vegetables into thin slice/pieces. This ensures that your vegetables cook properly and remain crispy.
Stir Fry Chicken Thigh with Vegetables Chinese Style
Have you ever wondered if a meal that incorporates vegetables and chicken thighs could turn into a finger-licking dish?
Not only is it healthy, this amazing Asian twist on how to stir fry chicken thighs will take your stir fry chicken thighs from an ordinary dish to all kinds of delicious. By this, even the most squeamish eaters will scramble to get a piece of your meal.
- Add soy and oyster sauce into a fairly sized mixing bowl. They should be in the ratio of 2 tablespoons of soy sauce for every half a cup of oyster sauce.
- Put the chicken thighs in the mixing bowl with the sauce. Evenly coat the chicken thighs with the sauce, then leave the chicken thighs in the sauce for a while.
- Place a fairly large skillet on your cooker, while setting it to high heat.
- When the oil is properly heated, add in onion and garlic then stir. Use a large onion and at least 2 garlic cloves.
- Let the onion and garlic cook for 1-2 minutes until the onion is brown and crisp.
- Pour in the sauce with the chicken. Stir then let the chicken thighs cook until they are brown. This should take about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Add some water to the pan. Half a cup should do the trick. You can then season with pepper, but that is still up to you. Some people don’t use pepper right?
- Add your vegetables to the pan.
- Let your vegetables cook while covered for at least 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
- As the vegetables cook in the sauce, add about 2-3 tablespoons of cornstarch to a quarter or half a cup of water. Stir as you add the cornstarch.
- Once the cornstarch is fully dissolved in the water, add the solution to the boiling vegetables and sauce.
- Stir in the cornstarch, then let the whole mixture cook for some other 5 minutes or until the sauce is thick and less cloudy.
You can serve with brown or white rice or any other side you may want. Just remember to let the chicken cool for a while.
Just as there are many sides you can easily pair with chicken meat. There are very many ways as to how you can stir fry chicken thighs. The two methods on how to stir fry chicken meat, are just about as comprehensive as it gets when it comes to how you stir fry chicken thighs.
You are free to change things a bit to your preference. Like for instance, you can add cornstarch to your sauce instead of adding it after you’ve added the chicken and sauce. Add the cornstarch much earlier to the sauce and use it as marinade for the chicken. The cornstarch will help prevent the chicken from burning while cooking. Instead, it will form a brown breading crust.
What matters most, is how you like your food cooked. If something, a variation, works great for you, then please go ahead and omit or commit to whatever you find in this article.