Chicken Stir Fry with Lemons and steamed rice

Lemony Garlic Simple Chicken Stir Fry

This Simple Chicken Stir Fry is your new go-to easy weeknight dinner recipe. It's healthy and full of lemony garlic flavor.  Ready in about thirty minutes, your family will fall in love with the freshness of this super fast chicken stir fry.

Course Main Course Chicken
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Simple Chicken Stir-Fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 283 kcal
Author Lea Ann, Cooking On The Ranch


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound asparagus
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce plus more for seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Steamed rice for serving


  1. In a large wok or skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. 

  2. Add the chicken and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned all over, 3 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil, season with salt and pepper and stir-fry until the chicken is cooked through, 3 minutes longer. 

  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon zest and lemon juice. Season with salt, pepper and soy sauce. Transfer the chicken to a platter, top with the sliced scallion and serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts
Lemony Garlic Simple Chicken Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 450mg20%
Potassium 773mg22%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.