Stir Fry with Chicken, Zucchini and Garlic Scapes

Very few ingredients in this one

Very few ingredients in this one

This is a quick weekday meal that is very simple to make. If there are no garlic scapes then green onions will work in a pinch. Fry some cumin seeds and minced red onion in the brown rice to create a balance in the stir fry.

Chicken and Garlic Scapes

  • 4 chicken thighs cut into small cubes
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 zucchini cut into thin 1″ long spears
  • 10 garlic scapes chopped into 1/2″ pieces
  • 6 mushrooms quartered
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped fine
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • Salt/pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

In a bowl, zest lime and squeeze all the juice out. Add honey, 1 tablespoon cilantro, soy and fish sauces and mix well. Toss with chicken and let marinate for 30 minutes. In a wok, heat vegetable oil over medium high heat. Fry garlic scapes for 1 minute then add zucchini and cook until bright green, about 2 minutes. Season with cilantro, salt and pepper and scrape into a bowl. Bring wok back to heat and add celery seed and mushrooms. Fry until fragrant then add chicken and cook until meat is done, about 3 minutes. Use the sauce to scrape up any bits in the pan while cooking the chicken. Add zucchini back to wok and stir fry for 1 more minute. Serve over brown rice.

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12 Responses to Stir Fry with Chicken, Zucchini and Garlic Scapes

  1. Ooh, the zucchini looks awesome with the chicken.

  2. Planted zucchini seeds yesterday…can’t wait!
    We’ll keep this one in mind – the grandkids love stir-fried anything!

  3. Sounds delicious. Anything with 10 garlic items in it has to be good. What are garlic scapes by the way?

  4. Rachel says:

    Yes, what are garlic scapes? Could you post a photo of an unchopped up one please? This looks yummmmmmmmy!

  5. TasteFood says:

    I love chicken stir fries

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    I went looking for garlic scapes at this morning’s farmers market and came home empty-handed. I hope I can find some next week. This is a recipe I’d love to try, Greg.

  7. It looks fantastic, Greg! I love zucchini and rice…and garlic ;)
    Thanks for another easy, quick and delicious recipe!

  8. Looks good, going to make this for dinner later this week! thanks!

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  10. Carolyn Chan says:

    Quick and simply – perfect mid-week dinner recipe – thanks !

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