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    The 40 BEST Stir Fry Recipes

    Stir Fry. That delicious thing in a wok which makes your life a tad bit easy… and a tad bit more flavorful. You can never go wrong with a good stir fry. They are quick, easy and tend to be pretty healthy.

    All you need is a wok or large pan, whatever fresh veggies you have on hand, and whatever protein your heart desires. Quick prep work and you are ready for stirring and frying. Most of them will be ready in a flash, 20 or 30 minutes. The secret is cooking on very high heat, preferably in a wok with the freshest produce. How good does all this sound?

    We thought of compiling a list of all the possible great tasting Stir Fry Recipes for you. This list has great tasting meals that you can make in a matter of minutes. These recipes will give you tricks and tips on how to make juicy, tender, melt in mouth stir fried beef as well as crispy, yet juicy chicken.

    The 40 BEST Stir Fry Recipes.

    You’ll learn which cut of meat to use and how to cut it, as well as restaurant secrets like “velveting”. You will have so much fun whipping up all these different stir fries. You’ll find some well know classics like Mongolian Beef and Sweet and Sour Pork along with fun new stir fries like Thai Basil Chicken, Singapore Noodles and Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice.

    If you’re in the mood for spicy, you’ll also find fiery ones like Sichuan Shrimp Stir Fry and Hunan Shrimp. Go through all and we are sure you’ll be in a dilemma of what to cook first. This Stir Fry Recipe collection sure is a keeper…

    1. Kung Pao Chicken

    Let’s start this list with a very popular restaurant favorite stir fry, Kung Pao Chicken – It’s savory, it’s sweet, it’s tangy, and those dried chilis give it just a bit of kick! Don’t be intimidated by the number of ingredients, you can whip this up in half-hour or less. Perfect week-night meal!

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    2. Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

    This quick and tasty chicken stir fry is so much healthier than takeout. It uses simple ingredients and taste equally great. Chicken Stir Fry is perfect and loved by everyone in the family.

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    3. General Tso’s Chicken

    Crispy fried chicken pieces tossed in a sweet and slightly spicy sauce is General Tso’s Chicken for you. This restaurant classic will be loved by everyone in your family. Serve it along with your favorite white rice or Chinese noodles.

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    4. Authentic Thai Pad See Ew

    Pad See Ew is a Thai stir fried rice noodle dish made with with beef, chicken, pork, or shrimp and vegetables in a sweet and salty soy based sauce. It’s a very popular and beloved street food in Thailand.

    You can customize it with whatever veggies you want in “your” pad see ew. This super fantastic stir fry whips up in just 30 minutes.

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    5. Ground Turkey Stir Fry

    Looking for a healthier and lighter stir fry? Then try this ground turkey stir fry. It’s a quick and easy stir fry with bell peppers, carrots and cabbage along with ground turkey. You can customize it with whatever veggie or protein you have available. Make a big batch and portion it for future meals.

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    6. Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

    Nothing is as easy as some simple, yet flavor jammed Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry. This is a one pan, 30 minute meal you can whip up in a breeze. Any great stir fry is all about the sauce. Add in all the amounts correctly and have a great beef and broccoli over steaming hot white rice.

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    7. Sesame Chicken

    Another SUPER EASY 30 minute chicken stir fry dish. This sesame chicken is a copycat of the sweet and savory sesame chicken from the Chinese restaurant. It’s an easy weeknight meal you can throw together quick, with mostly staple pantry ingredients. Tasty meal prep option, too!

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    8. Panda Express Beijing Beef

    Crispy beef strips with onion and red bell pepper in a tangy and sweet sticky sauce with just a touch of heat. This easy stir fry is even better than the original because it’s made fresh, not sitting in a warming tray. And it’s a quick and easy meal you can whip up any weeknight.

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    9. Thai Cashew Chicken

    Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is great way to use up whatever vegetables you have in your fridge. The crunchiness and flavors of cashews go extremely well in Asian stir fries. Make a huge batch, as it’s a great meal prep option. You can pair it with rice or lo mein for all your weekly lunches.

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    10. The BEST Mongolian Beef

    Mongolian Beef – Melt in your mouth tender strips of beef stir fried in a silky, velvety sauce. You can stir fry this in less time than a trip to the takeout place! And we promise, homemade version will taste so much better.

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    11. Hunan Shrimp

    These fiery Hunan shrimp are super quick and super tasty. Don’t worry, you can always adjust the heat level if you don’t like too spicy!

    Succulent shrimp laced in a chili paste enhanced sauce with just a drizzle of this and a splash of that of some Asian staples. Add in whatever veggies you can think of, stir and fry for a few minutes and it’s ready to go over a bowlful of white rice. YUM.

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    12. Japchae (Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry)

    If you love Korean food, Japchae is already well on your radar. It’s a beautiful, stunning and colorful stir fry with chewy, slippery and fun sweet potato glass noodles (dangmyeon), tons of veggies and tender beef strips. The secret to the best tasting Japchae is perfectly balanced sweet and savory japchae sauce. 

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    13. Korean Beef Bulgogi

    We’re ending this awesome list with a Korean stir fry classic, Bulgogi. Here, thin flank steak slices are marinated in ginger, garlic, soy sauce, grated pear and Korean chili flakes to create amazing flavors. It can be flash cooked to create the most melt in your mouth tender beef. Yummy Bulgogi…

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    14. Pork Stir Fry (How to Velvet Pork)

    This easy Pork Stir Fry will have dinner on the table in a flash! It’s loaded with fresh veggies and has a great homemade stir fry sauce.

    This one is also customizable. You can use any cut of pork you have handy, plus any veggies you fancy that day.

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    15. Moo Shu Chicken

    Make this classic Moo Shu Chicken that tastes even better than any you will get in a restaurant. Moo shu is thinly sliced chicken stir fried with veggies like cabbage, mushrooms and egg in a tasty sauce. It is usually served with warm Mandarin style pancakes.

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    16. Korean Ground Beef Bowl

    This Korean Ground Beef Bowl has just the right combination of sweet, salty, umami and just a touch of spicy. Try it when you crave some Asian flavors, or just need something super quick!

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    17. Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

    Are you looking for a really, really fast meal that’s really, really tasty? Not only is this Thai Basil Chicken, AKA Pad Krapow Gai, bursting with flavor, you can whip it up in 15 minutes or less. This might be your easiest stir fry recipe yet!

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    18. Bò Lúc Lắc (Vietnamese Shaking Beef)

    Bo Luc Lac, or Shaking Beef, is a popular Vietnamese stir fry that is packed with great flavors. A perfect tasty sir fry serve as an appetizer or mains. This beef stir fry has all. Goes excellent over noodles or rice.

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    19. Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice

    Add some island flair to your fried rice. This quick and easy one pot meal is loaded with flavors and whips up in 20 minutes or less! This colorful, pretty little bowl is loaded with so many flavors. Sweet? Yup. Savory? Yeah. Umami? Oh boy!! All this from a few left over ingredients lying around your house.

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    20. Healthy Chicken Ramen Stir Fry

    Healthy ramen? Who would have thought! This chicken ramen stir fry is packed with veggie power and nice lean protein. Take your pantry staple to a whole new level!

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    21. Sweet and Sour Meatballs

    Meatballs glazed with perfect sweet and sour sauce with plenty of colorful, crunchy veggies and yummy pineapple… Sweet and Sour Meatballs are for dinner on the nights when you don’t feel like Hero cooking a dinner from scratch.

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    22. Mongolian Ground Beef

    Mongolian Ground Beef is a 20 minute stir fry bursting with sweet and savory Asian flavors. It’s a perfect weeknight meal to come back to again and again.

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    23. Spicy Garlic Shrimp

    You are absolutely going to love this Spicy Garlic shrimp stir fry. It’s sweet, spicy and savory. The garlicky spicy flavors get balanced beautifully with butter, and when the shrimp get enveloped with this buttery Asian concoction, you end up with a dish that you will come back to again and again…

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    24. Spicy Squid Stir Fry (Ojingeo Bokkeum)

    This Spicy Squid Stir Fry, known as Ojingeo Bokkeum in Korea, is a quick throw together meal that is sure to satisfy your Asian cravings.

    Tender squid and fresh veggies are quickly stir fried, then tossed with a flavorful Korean chili sauce, which has a fair share of kick.

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    25. Ground Beef Stir Fry

    Does dinner in 20 minutes sound good? Then this Ground Beef Stir Fry recipe is a jackpot for you!

    Packed with hearty ground beef, an assortment of colorful veggies, and a stir fry sauce that’s an umami lover’s dream, this may be the easiest dinner you’ve ever cooked.

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    26. Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Beef Stir Fry)

    Stir fry with French fries? You bet!! That’s how this Peruvian beef stir fry is served. Lomo Saltado is a beautiful fusion of Peruvian and Asian cuisine, and the ingredients work so well together to make this national favorite.

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    27. Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)

    This is just not your regular fried rice. Nasi Goreng is a national dish of Indonesia, for good reason. It is a simple yet flavorful fried rice with an intriguing blend of ingredients, techniques, and traditions.

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    28. Hunan Beef

    Here’s a stir fry for my fellow spicy food lovers! Hunan Beef features thinly sliced, marinated flank steak along with bell peppers and chilis in a tasty stir fry sauce.

    Ready in under 30 minutes, it’s an easy weeknight dinner that tastes so much better than takeout.

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    29. Hibachi Chicken (Benihana Copycat)

    This restaurant style Hibachi Chicken dinner includes sautéed veggies and fried rice, along with tangy Yum Yum sauce, for a complete one pan meal.

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    30. Shanghai Fried Noodles

    Restaurant style fried noodles, stir fried quick in your very own kitchen!! Shanghai Fried Noodles is a one pan Asian dish that is a complete meal with noodles, meat and veggies. The chewy, thick noodles are so much fun to slurp when coated in a delicious sweet and savory sauce.

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    31. Steak Stir Fry

    This Steak Stir Fry is an easy 30-minute weeknight dinner, and it tastes so much better than takeout.

    With an array of colorful veggies and a perfectly balanced stir fry sauce, it’s the perfect meal to satisfy those Asian food cravings.

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    32. Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

    This easy Cashew Chicken recipe is the perfect under-30-minute weeknight dinner, and it tastes so much better than takeout.

    Featuring tender chicken bites, an array of colorful veggies, crunchy cashews, and our signature Stir Fry Sauce, it’s a family-friendly meal you’ll want to put on repeat.

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    33. Pad Thai

    Pad Thai, a classic noodle stir fry from any Thai restaurant is easy to whip up in your kitchen. Most of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry. You can make this with any protein you wish. Chicken or shrimp go great!

    Deliciously flavorful, easy to make and perfectly satisfying. It’s made with ingredients you can find at the regular grocery store and it’s sure to leave you craving more!

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    34. Beef Chow Fun

    Anything that has “Fun” in the name is bound to be great, right? This Beef Chow Fun is nothing but a delicious beef and noodle stir fry, and you can make it happen super fast. Easy stir fry recipes like this is a complete meal for busy nights.

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    35. Beef Lo Mein

    Your restaurant favorite Lo Mein gets a little upgrade with perfectly seared thin flank steak slices. It’s full of flavors with green beans, carrots and meat all stirred together with tasty stir fry sauce. Yummy…

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    36. Sweet and Sour Chicken

    Craving some REAL good Sweet and Sour Chicken? Don’t look for Chinese take out. With just a few steps you can make tastier stir fry in your kitchen. Tender, yet crispy chicken with lots of veggies mixed in with homemade sweet and sour sauce. And don’t forget the pineapple in this one. Delicious…

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    37. Pineapple Shrimp Stir Fry

    Don’t you want to start woking after just looking at these shrimp? This Pineapple Shrimp is an absolutely delicious and healthy stir fry recipe with a combination of plump and juicy shrimp, veggies and pineapple. The pineapple juice and hoisin sauce give the sauce the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors.

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    38. Orange Beef Stir Fry

    This stir fry looks and taste like something from a fine Asian restaurant. It uses sirloin steak cooked in a sweet and savory sauce and tossed with fresh orange chunks. Believe it or not, the sauce only has 4 ingredients! Super quick and easy.

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    39. Sichuan Shrimp Stir Fry

    This one is HOT and fiery. Authentic Chinese Sichuan Shrimp can be easy to make at home, as long as you have some special ingredients like Sichuan peppercorns and Doubanjiang paste. But they are easily available now a days in any Asian grocery store. If you like authentic and hot stir fries, these shrimp should come to your table soon.

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    40. Sweet and Sour Pork

    Sweet and Sour Pork is something you will find in every single Chinese restaurant’s menu. Now you don’t have to make a round to the restaurant, just follow step by step instructions and make a cracking sweet and sour pork in your very own kitchen.

    Battered pork is fried crispy and then tossed with veggies and pineapple in a perfect sweet and tangy sauce. Yummm…

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    41. Pepper Steak Stir Fry

    Pepper Steal is one of the very popular stir frys all over the world. Make this restaurant quality meal the next time you have some good stir fry steak available. Here, flank steak is thinly sliced and stir fried along with red and green bell peppers in a delicious savory sauce. This happens at lightening speed, too!

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    42. Bibimbap Inspired Beef Stir Fry

    Bibimbap is probably the ultimate comfort food to most of people from Korea. Bibimbap translates to “mixed rice with meat and assorted vegetables“. This beef stir fry is inspired by that concept. You can make this dish to clean up your refrigerator with any vegetables you can find in it. Don’t forget the signature fried egg on top.

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    Well, aren’t you itching to chop some veggies and throw everything together after going through all these mouth watering stir fries? As you can see, they are simple, easy and quick!

    Before you do anything, save all these yummy recipes by either pinning or saving this collection. Whether it’s a busy weeknight or lazy weekend, stirring up one of these fabulous recipes. Life couldn’t be more easy or more flavorful… 🙂 Enjoy…

    Stir fry recipes.

    The 40 BEST Stir Frys

    Yield: 6 servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    You'll be woking up a storm with this great collection of quick and easy Stir Fry Recipes. They're better than any takeout!


    • chicken
    • beef
    • shrimp
    • rice
    • noodles
    • vegetables
    • ginger
    • garlic
    • soy sauce


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