Leftover Chicken Stir Fry With Bell Peppers

Chicken Stir Fry With Bell Peppers

The Spruce / Lisa Wiltse

  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

Bell peppers and baby corn add color and a sweet flavor to this simple chicken stir-fry. Cooked turkey can be used instead of chicken. If you're new to stir-frying, feel free to check out this page of stir-frying tips.


  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper (or 1/2 red and 1/2 yellow bell pepper)
  • 1 can baby corn
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water (or chicken broth)
  • 1 teaspoon wine (or dry sherry)
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 garlic cloves (peeled and chopped)
  • Oil for stir-frying (as needed)
  • 2 cups chicken thighs (cooked and chopped or use leftover turkey meat)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Wash the bell peppers, remove their seeds, and cut into thin strips.

  3. Rinse the can of baby corn in warm water and drain thoroughly.

  4. Combine the soy sauce, water or chicken broth, wine or dry sherry, sugar, and sesame oil in a small bowl.

  5. Whisk in the cornstarch and set aside.

  6. Heat the wok and add oil, drizzling it around the sides.

  7. When the oil is hot, add the garlic, and stir-fry until aromatic.

  8. Add the baby corn, stir fry briefly, and then add the green bell peppers, red bell peppers. Continue stir-frying.

  9. Give the sauce a quick re-stir.

  10. Make a well in the middle of the wok and add the sauce, stirring quickly to thicken.

  11. Add the chicken, mix everything together, and serve hot over rice or noodles.

  12. Enjoy!