This Cilantro Chicken Stir Fry is a quick and easy dinner recipe that is filled with fresh veggies, loads of cilantro and super tender chicken.
I have said it before and I’ll say it again.
I’m in love with cilantro.
I actually think I have a problem. Every time I go to the grocery store I buy another bunch of cilantro. I’ll end up with 4 or 5 bunches of cilantro in my fridge because I have an irrational fear that one day I’ll reach in my fridge to get cilantro and I’ll be out of it.
I do the same thing with green onions.
If you’re not regularly garnishing with fresh herbs or green onions, you’re completely missing out.
It can turn a good dish into a WOW-worthy dish.
Like this chicken stir fry for instance.
There are a lot of good things going on in this stir fry.
- Tender chicken thighs
- Crisp red bell peppers
- Honey roasted peanuts
- An amazing sauce
But what really takes this stir fry over the top… cilantro.
The pop of color, the burst of fragrance.
It’s fresh, inviting, delicious.
I served this over a bed of rice with wedges of lime to squeeze over the top.
PRO TIP: Wait till just before serving to stir in the cilantro. It’s delicate and will wilt under the heat of the stir fry, so stir it in just before serving and enjoy!
The kids gave it two thumbs up!
I love how quickly it all comes together… plus I was able to use one of the 5 bunches of cilantro in my fridge. 🙂
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Cilantro Chicken Stir Fry
- 2 tsp. peanut oil
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces
- 1/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp ginger, minced fresh
- 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 1 cup cilantro, freshly chopped
- Serve over hot cooked rice and lime wedges on the side
- Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and stir, cooking for 2 minutes.
- Add the peanuts, red bell pepper, garlic and ginger to the skillet, stirring and cooking for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.
- Meanwhile combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, Sriracha, sesame oil and cornstarch in a small dish and whisk to combine. Add the sauce and green onions to the skillet and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens and coats the chicken.
- Remove chicken from heat and stir in the cilantro. Serve the chicken over hot cooked rice with lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!
I love cilantro but most of my friends do not. Love that you like it. I’ll have this tasty dish all to myself1
I guess I didn’t realize how many people out there had a strong passion against cilantro, but I do love it! 🙂
On the cilantro, I totally hear you!! I add them to all my meat dishes. Thanks for the recipe!!
I have the same thing with spring onions and tomatoes, I tend to panic if there are only a few left there and I rush to buy new ones. Cilantro is somehow a kind of acquired taste for me, I used to hate it, now I use it but quite economically, I am still learning to like it, one day I’ll get there… 🙂 Your stir-fry sounds delicious!
Thanks Adina! 🙂