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This Szechuan-style Chicken Stir Fry is the quickest and easiest weeknight meal!  Bold flavors, nutritious ingredients, and ready in just 20 minutes! #chicken #stirfry #asianrecipe #weeknightmeal #easydinner #szechuan #smartpoints #weightwatchers
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4.86 from 7 votes

Szechuan-Style Chicken Stir Fry

So simple to make, this szechuan-style chicken stir fry comes together in just minutes, is full of flavor, and is only 5 smart points per serving!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken stir fry, healthy stir fry
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 316kcal


  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil , divided
  • 1/2 cup fat-free reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sambal oelek (chili paste)
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil , divided
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts , diced into bite sized pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper , sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper , sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas , cut on the bias (diagonally) in half
  • 1 medium yellow onion , sliced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp peeled fresh ginger , grated
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp minced fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup green onions , sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts , chopped
  • sesame seeds for garnish , optional


  • To a small mixing bowl, add 1 tsp sesame oil, chicken broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili paste, cornstarch and salt. Whisk together and set aside.
  • Add remaining 1 tsp sesame oil and 1 Tbsp canola oil to a large skillet or wok and heat over MED-HIGH heat. Add chicken pieces and cook for 2 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove to a plate.
  • Add remaining 1 Tbsp canola oil to skillet and add bell peppers, peas, and onion. Cook for 1 minute. Add ginger and garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  • Pour in broth mixture and cook 30 seconds to a minute. Add chicken back to skillet and cook 3-4 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and sauce is thick and rich.
  • Top with green onions and chopped peanuts. Serve over riced cauliflower.


Can be served over white rice instead of riced cauliflower, but that will increase the points value.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 874mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1355IU | Vitamin C: 111.5mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.7mg