This Thai Style Chicken Stir fry brings together all the bright flavours I love about Thai cuisine. It’s fresh, easy and very versatile. The spicy, sweet, and tangy sauce can be used with any variety of vegetables and protein you have on hand. It’s a quick and delicious meal any time of year!
This stir fry doesn't pretend to be authentic but I've brought together my favourite flavours of Thai cuisine into one easy stir fry. Cooked cucumber isn't something we see in the West but in Thailand it's a staple in stir fries and quite lovely. But if the idea turns you off don't fret...there are many other vegetables that can go into this dish. But I say "YOLO"! Just try it, you might just love it!
Many vegetables work for this recipe including:
- Broccoli, cut into small florets
- Carrots, thinly sliced
- Zucchini or summer squash
- Green beans
Instead of chicken you can use:
If you are interested in learning more about Tamarind Paste and how to make your own, check out my Tamarind Paste post and recipe. You can also substitute fresh lime juice if you can't find tamarind (see recipe).
What To Serve With Thai Style Chicken Stir Fry
- Steamed Jasmine rice
- Rice noodles
- Cauliflower rice
- Spiralized zucchini or squash noodles
How To Store It
This stir fry will keep for 4 days in the fridge and also freezes beautifully.
Other Recipes You Might Enjoy
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- THAI STYLE COCONUT CHICKEN SOUP
- BEEF AND BROCCOLI RABE STIR FRY
Thai Style Chicken Stir Fry
- Wok or large frying pan
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp tamarind paste or 2 tbsp fresh lime juice.
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tsp cornstarch
The Stir Fry
- 4 tbsp oil coconut, avocado or grapeseed.
- ½ large white, red, or yellow onion. Diced or sliced.
- 3 red Thai chilis sliced thin.
- 10 cloves garlic, rough chopped.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs or 2 breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
- ½ red pepper, diced
- ½ yellow pepper, diced
- 4 cups Bok Choy roughly chopped.
- ½ English cucumber sliced in quarters lengthwise and cut into chunks.
- ¼ cup fresh basil leaves sliced.
- ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped, plus more for garnish.
- Fresh lime wedges
- Green onion
- Roasted cashews or peanuts
- Chili pepper flakes
- Sriracha sauce
- Chili garlic sauce such as Sambal
- Mix together all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
- Heat the pan over high heat. Add oil, onion, chili pepper, and garlic. Stirring continuously.
- When the garlic is just starting to brown, add chicken. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until it starts to brown.
- Add peppers, Bok choy, cucumber and all the sauce. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- Remove from heat and add basil and cilantro. Stir to combine.
- Serve immediately garnished with fresh, cilantro and any of the other garnish options.
- Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Freeze for up to 3 months
- Substitute chicken for pork, beef, shrimp or tofu.
- Use store bought Tamarind Paste or check out my post and recipe here: Tamarind Paste
- Use other vegetables you have or like such as: broccoli, carrots, celery, zucchini or summer squash, green beans, mushrooms.