Chicken And Mushroom Stir Fry

When it comes to quick and delicious meals, one of my all-time favorites is chicken and mushroom stir fry. The combination of tender chicken, earthy mushrooms, and flavorful sauce makes for a satisfying and comforting dish that’s perfect for any night of the week.


For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups of mushrooms, sliced (I love using a mix of shiitake, oyster, and cremini mushrooms for a variety of flavors)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger, grated
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Cooked rice or noodles for serving


To start, I like to marinate the sliced chicken in a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, and garlic for about 15 minutes. This allows the flavors to infuse into the meat while I prepare the other ingredients.

In a hot wok or large skillet, I heat the vegetable oil and add the marinated chicken, stirring constantly until it’s cooked through. Then, I remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.

Next, I add a bit more oil to the pan and sauté the mushrooms and red bell pepper until they’re tender and slightly caramelized. I then return the cooked chicken to the pan.

Sauce and Serving

For the sauce, I combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil, then pour it over the chicken and vegetables. I let everything cook together for a few more minutes until the sauce thickens slightly and coats all the ingredients.

Once everything is ready, I sprinkle sliced green onions over the top for a pop of freshness and color. I like to serve the stir fry over a bed of steamed white rice, but it also pairs wonderfully with noodles.

My Thoughts

This chicken and mushroom stir fry is a go-to for me when I want something flavorful and satisfying without spending hours in the kitchen. The umami-rich mushrooms and savory chicken, combined with the aromatic ginger and garlic, create a symphony of flavors that always leaves me wanting more.

A Versatile Dish

What’s great about this dish is that it’s incredibly versatile. You can easily swap out the vegetables and proteins to suit your preferences or whatever you have on hand. Broccoli, snap peas, or even water chestnuts would all be fantastic additions or substitutions.

Final Thoughts

So, the next time you’re in the mood for a quick and delicious meal, consider whipping up a chicken and mushroom stir fry. It’s simple, customizable, and guaranteed to satisfy your cravings for something flavorful and comforting.