Stir Fry Seasoning for Chicken and Vegetables

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All-purpose stir fry seasoning adds a bold burst of flavor to chicken, shrimp, pork, or fresh vegetables with basic spices you already have in your pantry.

A bag of seasoning is on the counter next to a pan of vegetables.

Keep this flavorful stir fry seasoning blend handy in your pantry for making quick and easy dinners in minutes.

Simply season chopped chicken, pork, or shrimp or your favorite stir fry vegetables and cook them quickly over high heat in a skillet.

This simple seasoning blend adds a big burst of flavor but isn't too spicy for the kids at the table.

Why This is the Best Recipe

I love to use pre-mixed spice blends when I cook because they save so much time during dinner prep. I think this is the best stir fry seasoning blend because:

  1. Easy Ingredients: This recipe was developed with basic home spices. You don't need to buy any super-special unique ingredients that you wouldn't use for something else.
  2. Full of Flavor: The combination of chili powder and spices adds a lot of flavor and a bit of color to a chicken and vegetables stir fry.
  3. Not Too Spicy: Even with a pinch of cayenne, this recipe is not too spicy for my kids or husband. It's just a bold boost of flavor that isn't very high on the heat index.

Ingredients

A row of jarred spices to make the custom seasoning blend are on the counter.

You will likely find all the seasonings you need right in your spice rack, but I've noted some simple swaps as needed:

  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic Salt: You could use granulated garlic if you want to keep this a 100% salt-free spice blend.
  • Dried Ginger
  • Lemon Pepper: If you don't already have lemon pepper, you could use regular black pepper. Make a mental note to add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or lemon zest when you cook with the blend.
  • Paprika
  • Dried Basil
  • Coriander
  • Cayenne Pepper: This spice blend has some heat but it isn't too hot. If you're very sensitive to spice, you can cut this down in quantity or omit it altogether.
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Mix the Spice Blend Together

Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and stir them together.

Transfer the spice blend to a mason jar or storage baggie. Label it and keep it for 6 months.

The spices have been measured and added to the mixing bowl.

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How to Use Stir Fry Seasoning

Once you've got this stir fry seasoning in your pantry, you can use it to enhance a lot of very easy dinners.

  1. Stir Fry Chicken: Chop boneless, skinless chicken pieces, like breasts, tenderloins, or thighs, and toss them with a bit of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of the seasoning. Stir fry over medium-high heat until the chicken is cooked through.
  2. Stir Fry Shrimp: Same as the chicken method above.
  3. Broiled Chicken Tenderloins: You can use my broiled chicken tenderloins recipe and use this spice blend to give them an Asian-inspired flavor.
  4. Air Fryer Chicken Tenderloins: Season them and use my air fryer chicken tenderloins recipe as another simple protein for dinner.
  5. Air Fryer Shrimp: Season a batch of frozen shrimp in the air fryer.
  6. Roasted Shrimp: Or season the shrimp and make my roasted shrimp recipe.
  7. Stir Fry or Roasted Vegetables: Toss your favorite stir fry vegetables in olive oil and this seasoning and cook them in a skillet or roasts them on a sheet pan in the oven.

Easy Dinner Ideas

Stir fry seasoning on chicken, shrimp, or veggies is the first step towards an easy dinner.

Once you've prepped the protein and veggies, you could assemble one of these easy dinners:

Stir Fry Rice Bowls

Make a batch of my jasmine rice or even my easy fried rice and serve the protein and veggies over the top.

Asian Salad

Use the seasoned protein or veggies and top a bed of leafy greens.

Add mandarin orange segments or fresh plum slices, chopped almonds, and my Asian lime vinaigrette.

Asian Pasta Dishes

Make a batch of my Asian chicken pasta salad or my Asian peanut butter pasta and use the stir fry proteins on top.

📖 Recipe

A bag of seasoning is on the counter next to a pan of vegetables.

Stir Fry Seasoning

5 from 1 vote
This all purpose stir fry seasoning is the perfect sprinkle for a shrimp or chicken stir fry and stir fry or roasted veggies. Mixed from basic seasonings you probably already have in your pantry, you can keep this not-too-spicy blend handy for sprinkling over easy Asian-inspired dinners in a pinch.
TOTAL TIME 5 minutes
PREP TIME 5 minutes
YIELD 1 (1/4 cup) jar

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and mix them together well with a small spoon.
  • Transfer the stir fry spice blend to a mason jar or storage bag. It will keep well for 6 months.
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