Leftover Chicken Stir-Fry With Bell Peppers

Chicken stir fry with bell peppers recipe

The Spruce / Ana Zelic

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
365 Calories
24g Fat
12g Carbs
29g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 365
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 681mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 72mg 358%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 488mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 (14-ounce) can baby corn

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons water, or chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon wine, or dry sherry

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or more as needed

  • 2 cups cooked chicken thighs, chopped, or 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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