Chicken Apple Stir-Fry


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Chicken Apple Stir-Fry
Photo: © Molly Yeh
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 1/4 cup apple juice

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

  • 2 large sweet apples (like Fuji or Honeycrisp), cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • Pinch of ground cinnamon

  • Kosher salt

  • Fresh ground black pepper

  • Steamed rice, for serving


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together chicken stock, apple juice, cornstarch, lemon juice and soy sauce. Set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the chicken and stir-fry over moderately high heat until no longer pink and cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in the skillet. Add the onion and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add the apples and cinnamon and stir-fry until the apples are crisp-tender, about 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Stir the chicken stock mixture into the skillet and cook until thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the chicken and cook until heated through, about 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with rice.

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