Ground Chicken Veggie Stir Fry with Prune Ginger Sauce

This chicken veggie stir fry is enhanced with a prune ginger sauce that will take your love for stir fries to a whole new level.

As a Peruvian registered dietitian and a food lover, I am passionate about making recipes that are nutritious and taste great while highlighting different flavors from around the world.

I have partnered with California Prunes to share with you how simple and delicious it is to add prunes to your recipes.

Flavor Inspiration for This Chicken Veggie Stir Fry

Talking about flavors around the world, this stir fry has Latino flavors inspired from Asian cuisine. I married the two together for a fusion, with additional Latino flair with the jalapeño, cilantro, and a ton of veggies. 

Experimenting with Prunes in Recipes

One way that I keep things fun in the kitchen is to experiment with different ways to prepare foods from fresh, dried, and pureed…the experimenting never stops! Prunes add a depth of flavor and sweetness to savory dishes, especially sauces, stews, stir fries, and chili.

So, here’s my take on a chicken and veggie stir fry, which includes a homemade prune ginger sauce.

Health Benefits of Prunes

Ground Chicken Veggie Stir Fry with Prune Ginger Sauce

I love using California prunes because they are nutrient dense. They’re packed with vitamins and minerals like Vitamin K, potassium, and magnesium. These nutrients help support overall health and nutrition.

I love that this sauce has prunes because they’re great for gut health. Did you know that California Prunes can also support bone health? Recent research shows this benefit is especially helpful for women over 50. Five to six prunes per day may help prevent bone loss in post-menopausal women. 

How to Make Prune Ginger Sauce

Start by making the prune ginger sauce. Use a food processor or blender to blend the prunes, warm water, vinegar, ginger, and soy sauce. Once it’s the consistency of a puree, set this mixture aside.

How to Make Chicken Veggie Stir Fry with Prune Ginger Sauce

Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Place the oil, onion, and garlic in the skillet and sauté for about 3 minutes.

Add the ground chicken and prune sauce and mix well with the sauté. Add the salt, black pepper, celery, jalapeño, green beans, and carrots to the skillet and mix all the ingredients well. Cook for 8 minutes over medium heat or until the chicken is fully cooked.  

Add the cilantro and mix well. And voila, your chicken veggie stir fry with prune ginger sauce is complete!

Ingredients in bowls for Ground Chicken Veggie Stir Fry with prune sauce

How to Elevate this Chicken Veggie Stir Fry

To enhance this stir fry even more serve with your favorite whole grain such as red, black, or brown rice. This can make the meal more satisfying with added fiber, protein, and quality carbohydrates.

The taste is perfectly sweet and full of so many flavors. This is such an easy way to mix up your normal weekly meal without added sugar, and with a fun way to use prunes!

Ground Chicken Veggie Stir Fry with Prune Ginger Sauce
Servings4
CourseMain Course
CuisineChinese, Peruvian
DietGluten Free

Equipment

  • Food processor or blender
  • Medium skillet

Ingredients

Prune ginger sauce (Yield 6 fluid ounces)

  • 10 California prunes
  • 4 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or Tamari (gluten-free)

For the stir fry (yield 6 cups with sauce)

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 2 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 30inch jalapeño seeded, diced
  • 3 12-inch celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 cups frozen green beans cut into pieces
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 4 green onions green and white parts, sliced

Instructions

For the sauce

  • In a food processor or blender, blend the prunes, warm water, vinegar, ginger, and soy sauce. Set aside.

For the Stir fry

  • Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minutes. Place the oil, onion and garlic in the skillet and sauté for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the ground chicken and the sauce mix well with the sauté.
  • Add the salt, black pepper, celery, jalapeño and green beans, mix all the ingredients well and cook for 8 minutes over medium heat or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  • Add the cilantro and the green onions and mix well. Serve warm.

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Notes

Chef’s note: Serve with your favorite whole grain such as red, black or brown rice.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Ground Chicken Veggie Stir Fry with Prune Ginger Sauce
Serving Size
 
1.5 cups
Amount per Serving
Calories
310
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Carbohydrates
 
28
g
9
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
24
g
48
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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