Leftover Chicken Stir Fry With Bell Peppers

Chicken stir fry with bell peppers recipe

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 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.

    Ingredients for chicken stir fry with bell peppers
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  2. Wash the bell peppers, remove their seeds, and cut into thin strips.

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

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

    Combine soy sauce
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  5. Whisk in the cornstarch and set aside.

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

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

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

    Add baby corn
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  9. Give the sauce a quick re-stir. Make a well in the middle of the wok and add the sauce, stirring quickly to thicken.

    Stir pepper
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  10. Add the chicken, mix everything together, and serve hot over rice or noodles.

    Chicken stir fry with bell pepper
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