Five Spice Chicken Stir Fry

5 Spice Stir Fry

This is a quick and easy recipe for how to make five spice chicken stir fry. I love stir fries. They are so quick and easy to prepare on a busy weeknight. I have several favorite flavors I like to use in stir fries, and five spice powder is one of them. 5 spice powder is a perfect fall flavor. It has Chinese cinnamon, powdered cassia buds, star anise, ginger root, and ground cloves. In this stir fry I used chicken and some of my favorite vegetables. You can really use any vegetables you have on hand. Stir fries are also a great way to clean out your refrigerator at the end of the week. In this stir fry, I used red and green peppers, onions, bok choy, and garlic. Bok choy is a favorite stir fry ingredient for me. It is very flavorful and nutritious. I also included a complimentary rice recipe. Instead of using a simple steamed rice, I always make a rice with some of the same ingredients as the stir fry.

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Five Spice Chicken Stir Fry

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2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken, cut in bite size pieces
1 green bell pepper
1/2 red pepper, cut in chucks
1/2 sweet onion, cut in chucks
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 head bok choy, cut in bite size pieces
1/4 teaspoon five spice powder
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
a pinch of kosher salt

For the Rice:
2 cups white long grain rice
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups water
1/2 onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon five spice


Rinse rice. Add all ingredients of rice to a saucepan, and bring to a boil. When it boils, reduce to simmer and cover. After 15 minutes, turn heat off, and let it set an additional 15 minutes. Never open the lid or stir during this time. When you are ready to serve, fluff with a fork.

Prepare chicken and vegetables. Preheat skillet. Drizzle with olive oil. Add chicken to hot skillet, add the pinch of kosher salt. Brown chicken. Add vegetables. Add five spice, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Cook until vegetables are just tender.

Serve over rice. Enjoy!

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  6 Responses to “Five Spice Chicken Stir Fry”

  1. [email protected]'s Recipes — November 18, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

    5 spiced stir-fry sounds and looks beautiful! I bet it tastes great!
    .-= [email protected]’s Recipes´s last blog ..Dry-Fried Shredded Chicken And Bamboo Shoots 干煸鸡丝 =-.

  2. lululu — November 18, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

    as much as i like this dish, i also love your new blog design. clean and fresh! good job!

  3. ac — November 18, 2009 @ 4:20 pm

    Wow..asian! hehehe i love 5 spice! works really well with chicken..and bok choi is my favorite too…=) lovely dish you have here!
    .-= ac´s last blog ..Hello!? Anybody here?=) =-.

  4. Mary — November 19, 2009 @ 12:18 am

    I’m a big fan of stir fry too – sounds yummy!
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..Chocolate Toffee Bark aka Saltine Cracker Candy =-.

  5. Juliana — November 19, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

    Oh! Have to try to cook chicken this way, sounds and looks delicious…

  6. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — November 19, 2009 @ 9:52 pm

    The stir-fry with five-spice sounds fantastic!
    .-= Natasha – 5 Star Foodie´s last blog ..Turkey Tamale Feast with Judie Byrd =-.

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