Spicy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe With Onions And Peppers

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This yummy spicy chicken stir fry with onions and peppers is very easy to make and is perfect for a weeknight dinner.  Boneless skinless chicken breast pieces are stir-fried in a pan with with red onion and bell pepper slices, and sprinkled with salt, pepper and seasonings that give it a delicious heat!

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This spicy chicken stir fry is low in fat, high in protein and high in flavor! Spicy chicken stir fry is perfect served over rice or alongside potatoes, or simply add more vegetables to it and have it stand alone as a complete low-carb entree!

My favorite onion to use for this chicken stir fry recipe is the red onion.  Red onions have this delicious sweetness to them that pairs perfectly with a savory spice!  For the bell peppers, any color pepper will work.  On the recipe photo above, I used a tri-color bell pepper mix of green, yellow and red.  You can also be creative by adding other types of vegetables into the mix.  Zucchini and mushrooms are some of the examples of what other vegetables would be a great addition to this stir fry.

This chicken recipe is using a homemade spice mix, made with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, salt, red pepper and black pepper – what an explosion of flavor!  No bottled spice concoctions can compare to the goodness of the spice rub that you mix yourself!

If you think the chicken breasts are bland, wait until you try this recipe!  The spice mix turns the chicken breast into hot and fiery dish.  If you are cautious of spicy food, cut the amount of red and black pepper in half when trying this recipe for the first time :)  It’s always easy to make the chicken spicier later by sprinkling with more pepper then trying to cut the spice when it’s too late!

How To Make Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

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Spicy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe With Onions And Peppers

Chicken breast pieces are stir fried with red onion and bell pepper slices and seasoned with a delicious spice mix!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Chicken
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Spice Mix:
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  • Cut the chicken breasts in a 1 inch pieces.
  • Put the chicken in a bowl and sprinkle with paprika, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, oregano, red pepper and black pepper. Toss the chicken and the spices with your hands until the chicken is evenly coated with the spices. Set the bowl with chicken aside on the counter while you prepare onion and peppers.
  • Peel the onion and cut into slices.
  • Cut the bell peppers in half, cut off and discard the stems, scoop out the seeds with a spoon and discard. Cut the peppers into slices.
  • Heat 1/2 tbsp of oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the bell pepper and onion slices, and cook, stirring periodically, for 4 minutes.
  • Add the chicken pieces and the remaining 1/2 tbsp of oil to the frying pan, and mix until the chicken is combined with the onion and pepper slices.
  • Cook, stirring periodically, for 5 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through (no longer pink in center).


If you want it less spicy, cut the amount of red and black pepper in half.
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    1. I agree, homemade spice rubs rule! They are so easy to make – just measure the spices and mix, and you always know exactly what goes into them (unlike those weird chemical added ingredients in packaged spice mixes)!

  1. 5 stars
    This dish is devine!!!! Shared this with 2 other gal pals on a road trip….. we all concurred there was not a better meal we had anywhere! Cooked this in my electric skillet, and the color even photographed great… As always, you give us the best!!!!!

  2. Thank you so much for this recipe!! It‘s our new fav. :)
    I often work late so I prepared the chicken and spices beforehand and marinated it. All I had to do then was chop the veggies. Something that even my non-cooking husband can do next time!! Haha
    I added some mushrooms but look forward to try with others. :)

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