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20 Non-Boring Stir-Fry Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

Half Baked Harvest

In our book, a stir-fry should be easy. It should also use up all the veggies in the fridge, get just one skillet dirty and take less than 20 minutes, start to finish. Here are 20 that do just that. And don’t worry, not a single recipe involves boring chopped-up bell peppers.

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1.

Chicken and Snap Pea Stir-Fry

Transform that boneless, skinless chicken breast into something glorious.

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2.

Ginger-Pineapple Shrimp Stir-Fry

Bookmark for those magical times you only have one mouth to feed.

Trina’s Paleo Newbie

3.

20-Minute Shrimp and Sausage Paleo Skillet

Surf and turf at its finest.

Healthy Nibbles and Bits

4.

Chili and Garlic Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Asparagus

No asparagus? No problem. Swap it with green beans, carrots or bell peppers.

Half Baked Harvest

5.

Basil-Cashew Chicken

Mango slices and Thai basil are a fresh pick-me-up.

Inquiring Chef

6.

Chicken Ramen Stir-Fry

It’s just as tasty as the real deal, with less than 300 calories per serving.

Eat Yourself Skinny

7.

One Skillet Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry

The leftovers are even better a day later.

Sallys Baking Addiction

8.

Honey Garlic Shrimp

This spicy-sweet combo is music to our taste buds.

Table for Two

9.

Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli

You’ll want to make this recipe just for the drool-worthy homemade sauce.

Dinner Then Dessert

10.

Panda Express Mushroom Chicken

Lightly sautéed zucchini and mushrooms in a soy-ginger-garlic sauce.

Averie Cooks

11.

Thai Coconut Chicken Stir-Fry

Who needs a marinade when you can simmer everything in coconut milk?

Islands Mile

12.

Spicy Chilli Cabbage Stir-Fry

Surprise, shredded cabbage makes a delicious vegetarian curry.

Gimme Some Oven

13.

Moo Shu Pork

Save time with pre-shredded coleslaw and sub flour tortillas for homemade Mandarin pancakes.

Gimme Some Oven

14.

Pineapple Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

So bright and colorful—we dare you not to smile while eating it.

The Fitchen

15.

Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry

Save time by subbing store-bought marinated tofu for homemade.

The Clever Carrot

16.

Mexican Chicken Skillet

Bonus: The entire recipe can be made a day ahead of time.

In Pursuit of More

17.

Brussels Sprouts and Tempeh Stir-Fry

It’s hard to go wrong this pan-fried veggie.

Simply Quinoa

18.

Rainbow Vegetable Quinoa Stir-Fry

Done in 15 minutes, max (including the chopping).

Creme De La Crumb

19.

Beijing Beef

Introducing the fastest, totally unintimidating way to cook skirt steak.

Whole and Heavenly Oven

20.

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Noodles Stir-Fry

Veggies on veggies on veggies.