Asian Chicken Stir-Fry

asian stir fry

Molly Cleary

Total Time: 45 min
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Servings: 4

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

406 calories
16g fat
46g carbs
20g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving  
Calories 406
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 340mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g  
Includes 3g Added Sugars 6%
Protein 20g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 550mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Asian cuisine is often discouraged in people who are following low-sodium diets since many of the traditional sauces pack a significant salt load. This recipe uses reduced sodium soy sauce, which adds great flavor when mixed with other lower sodium seasoning options such as ginger and garlic.

People with chronic kidney disease often say that they feel limited in the vegetables they can eat. This is mostly due to the potassium content many vegetables have. This recipe provides a good mix of vegetables​ but keeps the portions moderate enough to keep potassium levels in check. In addition, vegetables provide fiber, which helps people with CKD to more efficiently excrete potassium.​


  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 cup red bell pepper
  • ½ cup white onion
  • 3 cups cooked white rice (3/4 cups dry)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ pound (8 oz) boneless chicken breast


  1. Chop your broccoli, mushrooms ,red pepper, and onion.

  2. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting any butter or salt.

  3. Blend soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, and brown sugar in a small blender.

  4. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped vegetables and sauté until soft, about 5-6 minutes. Set aside.

  5. Cut chicken into strips. Cook your chicken in the same pan as the vegetables were in over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.

  6. Add vegetables to the pan with the chicken. Add sauce and mix well.

  7. Serve each plate with ¾ cup cooked rice and top with chicken/vegetables mixture.

    Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

    Tofu or shrimp are additional protein options that work well in this dish.

    Brown rice should be substituted if you do not have issues with high potassium or phosphorus in your blood.

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By Molly Cleary, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC
Molly Cleary is a registered dietitian and recipe developer. She is also a certified nutrition support clinician.