Easy Papaya Stir Fry


  • 2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, divided
  • 3 tsp white wine, dry
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts, skinless, boneless (cut into 1 ½ inch pieces)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled, thickly cut
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 tsp  fresh ginger, minced finely
  • 2 small poblano peppers, seeded, thickly sliced
  • 1/3 tsp  crushed red pepper
  • 1/3 cup reshly squeezed orange juice, no pulp
  • 3 lbs ripe papaya, seeded, peeled, cut into 3-inch strips
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 scallion
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ½ soy sauce, white wine, and cornstarch. Add the chicken and coat chicken well.

  2. In a large skillet or a wok over medium-high heat, add oil. Add onion, ginger, and garlic .Stir-fry for 30-40 seconds.

  3. Add chicken, stir-fry for 5-6 minutes.

  4. Add poblano pepper, crushed red pepper, and stir. Stir-fry until chicken cooks and poblano is soft. About 3-4 minutes.

  5. Add remaining soy sauce. Cook for 30-35 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a plate. Set aside.

  6. Add orange juice to the mixture. Allow it to boil until the mixture slightly thickens. About 3-4 minutes.

  7. Return chicken to wok/skillet. Add papaya. Stir-fry for 60-90 seconds.

  8. Add lemon juice. Stir Season with salt and pepper

  9. Transfer the chicken and vegetables to a large serving dish. Garnish with scallions.