10 Simple Stir-Fries

Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Recipes

Stir-fry with chicken and peppers
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Stir fry recipes are so fast and easy. For stir-frying, ingredients are cut into small and thin pieces so they cook very quickly. As a bonus, this cooking method is quite healthy; nutrients are preserved and very little oil is needed to cook the food. This method is already quick; the only way to speed it up is to create five-ingredient stir fry recipes!

Before you start, read through Quick Tips for Stir-Frying. And for the perfect rice to serve with your meal, see Quick Tips for Perfect Rice.

You can certainly change or add ingredients to these easy recipes if you'd like. For instance, if asparagus isn't in season, used green beans. Substitute scallops for shrimp, or use peach jam in place of apricot jam. Use your imagination, and be sure to write down the changes you made so you can reproduce your masterpiece.

The best five-ingredient recipes do not count salt, pepper, water, cornstarch, and oil. So get your woks and spatulas ready, and let's stir-fry!

Five Ingredient Stir Fry Recipes

  • Chicken Tomato and Asparagus Stir-Fry
    This super quick and easy stir-fry recipe uses asparagus and cherry tomatoes to add a fresh look and taste to chicken.
  • Shrimp Fried Rice
    Stop off at your local Chinese restaurant and buy some cooked rice to make this colorful stir-fry even easier!
  • Chicken and Asparagus Stir-Fry
    This simple and delicious recipe is a perfect dish to introduce you to the flavors and techniques of stir-frying.
  • Beef and Vegetables
    Use leftover roast beef for this super easy stir fry recipe, or buy some sliced beef from the deli.
  • Asian Apricot Chicken
    Apricot jam is the secret ingredient in this colorful, healthy, and delicious stir-fry meal.
  • Kung Pao Pork
    Purchased broccoli slaw and Szechuan stir-fry sauce combine with pork loin for a hot and spicy super easy meal.
  • Vegetable Stir-Fry
    This elegant and simple recipe uses fresh vegetables and is topped with cheese, making it a bit different from traditional stir-fry recipes.
  • Orange Chicken Stir-Fry
    I love this easy recipe. All you have to do is cut the chicken into strips, then cook, and dinner's ready in 10 minutes.
  • Chicken with Peppers Stir-Fry
    Frozen peppers and onions are the shortcut ingredient in this colorful and healthy recipe. It's ready in minutes because you don't have to chop the veggies!
  • Pork and Onions with Orange Glaze
    Orange marmalade and chili sauce are the secret ingredients in this easy stir-fry recipe.