Sticky Lime and Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

Sticky Lime and Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

by Amy on May 13, 2014 · 25 comments

I’ve fallen in love with another stir-fry dish, friends. Big shocker, I know…me and my stir-fry recipes.

But, what’s not to love? One pan, easy, quick, pantry staples, layers of flavors. All awesome. 

This one I found from my friend Pam at Sidewalk Shoes, adapted from Donna Hay.

Sticky Lime and Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

Is there anything Donna Hay makes that isn’t amazing?

No, the answer is no. And this recipe is no exception.

Sweet, tangy, a little salty – so good!

Sticky Lime and Ginger Chicken Stir Fry
Serves 4
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

• 1/4 cup honey
• 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
• 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
• 1 tablespoon finely minced ginger
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 1/4 cup water
• 2 tablespoons canola oil
• 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, excess fat removed and cut into bite-sized pieces
• 2 bunches of broccoli rabe (also known as Rapini), cut into florets
• 2 scallions, diced
• steamed white rice

In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, oyster sauce, lime juice, ginger, garlic, and water until combined. Set aside.

Heat oil over high in a wok or large skillet. Add the chicken and let cook without stirring for 2 minutes, then stir occasionally for 5 more minutes. Add in the broccoli rabe and cook for 1 minute. Add in the honey mixture and bring to a boil; cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly thickened. Toss in the scallions.

Serve right away over rice with some of the pan sauce.

(adapted from Sidewalk Shoes)

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Stephanie May 28, 2014 at 11:24 am

In my opinion, one can never have too many stir-fry variations. So. Easy. AND delicious.


Brenda S 'Okie in Colorado' May 22, 2014 at 10:28 pm

My husband and I loved this! I used snap peas, carrots, and cauliflower as the vegetable in this because it’s what I had. Thank you for sharing.


Amy @Very Culinary May 23, 2014 at 7:24 am

Sounds great! So happy you enjoyed it!


Miriam @ OvertimeCook May 16, 2014 at 8:50 am

I’m always on the lookout for a new stir fry idea! Looks amazing! Definitely going to be trying this!


Joanne May 16, 2014 at 4:24 am

I think I’ve finally won the.boy over to broccoli rabe (apparently if I just call it broccoli, he doesn’t notice a difference) so this stir fry is ON! With tofu instead of chicken, natch. But you’ll forgive me for that, won’t you?


Carrie May 14, 2014 at 6:57 pm

This is my kind of weeknight meal. Heck even on the weekends.


Rok Jurca (ROKCO) May 14, 2014 at 10:42 am

I love this stir fry dishes so much. I usualy also add some light and dark soy sauce. And the ginger realy does the kick. Very nice recipe.


Nutmeg Nanny May 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

This is such a delicious looking stirfry! Love the addition of ginger. Yum!


Dani H May 13, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Mmmmm… yummy! I love ginger in stir-frys. I’ll try this recipe the next time I make it.



Susan May 13, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Simple and delicious! That marinade sounds right up my alley.


Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking May 13, 2014 at 3:20 pm

I grew up on stir fries! My mom loved them for the same reason — one pan meant fewer dishes to wash! Plus she could use them as an excuse to clear out any vegetables from the fridge before they went bad. ;) We never used lime in ours though; that looks like such a yummy idea!


Marjory @ Dinner-Mom May 13, 2014 at 2:18 pm

I just love everything about this dinner. Tasty. One-pan. Can’t wait to try it!


kristy @ the wicked noodle May 13, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Lime and ginger sound fantastic!! Another must-try from Very Culinary! *shocker* :)


Amy @Very Culinary May 13, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Aaaaaaah *mwah!*


Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos May 13, 2014 at 1:45 pm

This would be perfect for a quick weeknight meal! Love it :)


Stephanie @ Back For Seconds May 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm

My family would go nuts for this. My kids fight over who gets to have the most broccoli, so O know this would be a hit!


Liz @ The Lemon Bowl May 13, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Yep – pretty sure I want this now!!!!


Liz May 13, 2014 at 10:57 am

What a spectacular entree!!! Most of the ingredients are staples in my kitchen, so I will add it to our menu soon :)


Sandi May 13, 2014 at 10:07 am

With all of my health issues…stir fry is my best friend <3 When John sees the Very Culinary Logo at the top of the recipe……we're good :)


Amy @Very Culinary May 13, 2014 at 7:19 pm

LOVE. THAT. Enjoy, Sandi!


Nikki @ NikSnacks May 13, 2014 at 9:11 am

Mmm! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I’m a sucker for one-pot/one-pan meals!


Melissa May 13, 2014 at 6:41 am

Um. You know this is going on my weekly menu, right? I mean, obviously.


Amy @Very Culinary May 13, 2014 at 7:51 am

Heeeee! Um, YA. If I didn’t hear from you, I was going to stalk you with this one ;-)


Colleen (Souffle Bombay) May 13, 2014 at 5:39 am

Mmmm, lime & ginger? I’m in!


Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) May 13, 2014 at 5:39 am

I’m always looking for new stir fry recipes. I feel like they can get a little boring after a while. This version is totally different from others I’ve seen and I already emailed it to my husband for tonight’s dinner!


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