Chicken, Zucchini and Mushroom Stir Fry

Tender pieces of chicken thighs are stir fried with zucchini, mushrooms, onions and garlic. This easy stir fry that can also be quickly prepared ahead of time. It tastes wonderful and makes a great, healthy weeknight dinner. Additional vegetables can also be added as needed. Serve with rice or noodles.
Chicken, Zucchini and Mushroom Stir Fry


  • 1 pound chicken thighs (skinless, boneless, cut into cubes)
  • 2 zucchini (cut into half-moons)
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 onion (small, chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons oil (I use avocado oil)
  • Sauce:
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons starch (I use tapioca starch)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use low sodium)
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
15 minutes
Total time:
25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes


1. In a bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients (chicken broth, soy sauce, maple syrup and starch)

2. Cut chicken into bite-sized cubes.

3. Slice mushrooms, cut zucchini into half-moons. Chop onion.

4. Heat half of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear chicken pieces until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

5. Add the rest of the oil to the same skillet. Add onion, zucchini and mushrooms. Stir-fry until crisp-tender, for about 5 minutes.

6. Add garlic, fry for another minute. Add chicken. Stir the sauce and add.

7. Gently stir until everything is combined well, cook for another 2 minutes. Enjoy!


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maple syrup?

Guest December 1, 2019 9:42 AM
can I omit the syrup? if so what can i put in its place?

alenatrs December 13, 2019 9:28 AM
It tastes better with this slightly sweet flavor, you can use a date instead and make the sauce in a blender. - Alena

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