7 Meaty Stir-Fry Recipes to Make for Dinner

Looking for a dinner that’s quick, healthy, and easy to pull together? A stir-fry might be just what you’re looking for. Filled with meat, veggies, and savory sauces, it makes for a fast and filling dinner dish you’re sure to use again and again. Whether you’re craving beef, chicken, pork, or shrimp, one (or more) of these seven mouthwatering stir-fry dishes is sure to be just what you’re looking for.

1. Honey Chicken Stir-Fry

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This Taste of Home recipe hardly takes any time to prepare and is chock-full of delicious ingredients, including chicken, honey, soy sauce, and broccoli. This dish, which yields 4 servings, has a touch of savory sweetness you won’t be able to get enough of.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli stir-fry vegetable blend
  • Hot cooked rice

Head to Taste of Home for the full recipe. 

2. Beef and Red Pepper Stir-Fry

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Loaded with red peppers, bok choy, baby corn, and beef, EatingWell’s beef-and-vegetable dish is filled with tasty ingredients. The stir-fry’s great flavor is thanks to the sauce, which is a combination of oyster sauce, rice wine, and soy sauce. The recipe yields 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup oyster sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup plus 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions, divided
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 teaspoons peanut oil or canola oil, divided
  • 12 ounces sirloin tip, cut into ⅛-by-3-inch strips
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cups bok choy, stems and leaves separated, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 (8-ounce) can baby corn, rinsed

Head to EatingWell for the full recipe. 

3. Pork and Noodle Stir-Fry

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Garlic, ginger, and scallions turn this Food Network recipe into a flavorful and mouthwatering dinner. The easy-to-make dish yields 4 servings and provides a healthy dose of pork, veggies, and noodles.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces rice noodles
  • 1 pork tenderloin (about ¾ pound), cut into ¼-inch-thick strips
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 4 scallions, sliced (white and green parts separated)
  • 1 2 -inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups precut stir-fry vegetables (about 9 ounces)
  • Grated zest of 1 lime, plus wedges for serving

Head to Food Network for the full recipe. 

4. Garlic Ginger Shrimp Stir-Fry

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Steamy Kitchen’s stir-fry recipe combines soy sauce, oyster sauce, garlic, green onion, ginger, and shrimp to create an absolutely delicious dinner. The best part? It only takes 15 minutes to prepare. This recipe yields 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Handful fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ½ pound shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails left intact optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil, divided
  • 5 stalks green onion, chopped (white and light green parts)
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, finely minced or grated

Head to Steamy Kitchen for the full recipe. 

5. Pork Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Sugar Snap Peas

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Prepare a plate full of crunchy veggies and flavorful pork tenderloin by making The Kitchn’s stir-fry recipe. You’ll mix soy sauce, rice vinegar, and a hint of sesame oil to create a savory sauce for your vegetables and meat. The recipe yields 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 12- to 16-ounce pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup rice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sherry
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 shallots, sliced thin
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1½ cups sugar snap peas, tips trimmed
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper

Head to The Kitchn for the full recipe. 

6. Filipino Beef Stir-Fry

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Served with rice or by itself, Allrecipes’ dish is an excellent dinner go-to. A tender cut of beef, such as New York steak or prime rib, works best, and you can even marinate the meat ahead of time, creating a juicier and tastier dish. The recipe yields 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 (½-pound) New York strip steaks, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1½ teaspoons white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound snow peas
  • ¾ cup green peas
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup oil for deep frying

Head to Allrecipes for the full recipe. 

7. Thai Stir-Fry Chicken with Basil and Chili

Thai chicken stir-fry

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The lemon basil leaves give this Daily Cooking Quest dish a nice, light flavor. The fresh, flavorful recipe, which yields 4 servings, calls for garlic, chilies, chicken, fish and soy sauce, sugar, and lemon basil leaves.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 red Anaheim chilies, thinly sliced
  • 500 grams skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon basil leaves, reserve 10 leaves for garnish

Head to Daily Cooking Quest for the full recipe. 

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