Monday, August 15, 2011

Spiced Chicken Stir Fry with Ginger, Cilantro, and Lime

Last week I made a great stir fry, Spiced Beef Stir Fry with Scallions and Cilantro. I love cilantro, and really love Asian dishes that feature spicy flavors with cilantro and lime. That beef dish inspired last night's dinner - Spiced Chicken Stir Fry with Ginger, Cilantro, and Lime.

I used the basic recipe from the beef, but added fresh garlic, grated ginger, freshly squeezed lime juice, and a bit of chicken broth to make more of a sauce. It was really good - fresh yet spicy. Loved it!


  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced into 2-bite pieces
  • Spices: 1 tbsp ground cumin, 1 tbsp dried red pepper flakes, 1 tsp ground black pepper, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 of a lime
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger (I used the microplane)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • 1/2 c chicken broth
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Toss chicken with the spices and half of the lime juice
  • Heat olive oil in a large saute pan or wok over high heat
  • Add the chicken and stir fry until almost cooked through
  • Lower the heat to medium high and add the garlic and ginger; saute 1 minute
  • Add soy sauce, mirin, chicken broth, and the rest of the lime juice; bring to a low simmer
  • Remove from heat and stir in the scallions and cilantro

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