The easiest, the quickest, the yummiest chicken stir-fry dish on your dinner table in just under 30 minutes! The super juicy, tender chicken with savory, luscious stir-fry sauce, this homemade Saucy Chicken & Onions Stir-Fry is even better (and healthier) than Chinese takeout!
As usual, we’ve been super busy (and exhausted) with work and travel for the past month. Everyday after work, all we want to do is to relax and not spend hours making dinner, something that I think a lot of people can relate to.
So we thought, what is the quickest meal to make that is simple yet filling? Stir-fries!
And how do you make such a quick and simple stir-fry dish more satisfying for your palate and your tummy? Lots of sauce!
To us, of the most delicious, most satisfying meals are Chinese stir-fry dishes with rich, savoury sauce that you can eat with a bowl of hot white rice. If that’s not comfort food I don’t know what is!
This Saucy Chicken & Onions Stir-Fry is even more attractive when you consider how much more healthy it is than Chinese takeout dishes. We only used two tablespoons of oil, replaced the sugar with honey, and used low-sodium soy sauce (and we didn’t add more salt to the dish). Plus, there’s no MSG (flavor enhancer) added.
This dish is pretty simple and straightforward to cook. However, there are a few key points that you shouldn’t overlook in order to get the most perfect Saucy Chicken & Onions Stir-Fry:
- Marinate the chicken pieces in soy sauce and cornstarch before cooking. This will make your chicken extra tender and flavourful.
- Adjust the amount of honey to add to the sauce depending on the sodium level of the soy sauce, oyster sauce, and chicken broth you use. You don’t the sauce to be sweet, you just want to add enough honey to balance out the saltiness from the other ingredients. A trick is to add the honey a little bit at a time while tasting to check for flavours.
Try this dish out if you’re looking for a simple, quick, but delicious weekday dinner. Once we discovered how to make this Saucy Chicken & Onions Stir-Fry, it was like YASSS no more slaving away in the kitchen after work for a decent, satisfying dinner!
Easy Saucy Chicken & Onions Stir-Fry Recipe
- 10 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 1 cm-thick, bite-sized pieces
- 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 onion cut into strips
- 2 green onions cut into strips
- 2 tbsp oil for cooking
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 tbsp honey adjust depending on salt level of chicken broth and soy sauce
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp water
In a bowl, to marinate the chicken, combine the chicken with 2 tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Mix well and set aside.
In a small bowl, to make the sauce, combine 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce, 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 cup chicken broth, and 1/2 tablespoon of honey. Combine until the honey is well mixed into the sauce and set aside. In a separate small bowl, to make the cornstarch slurry, combine 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water and set aside.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil on a frying pan over medium high heat. Add the onions and stir-fry until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the chicken and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until cooked thoroughly. Add the garlic and stir-fry for about 1 minute, then pour the sauce mixture into the pan. When the sauce comes to a boil, add the cornstarch slurry into the pan and stir well. Let the chicken and onions cook some more in the sauce for another 1 minute.
Remove from heat and serve with a bowl of white rice.