Chicken Stir Fry (Ganfan Chicken Style)

Here at Central Asian Food we embrace the unique culinary characteristics of food from the “stans” (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzebekistan, etc.) while also incorporating variety and ideas from other areas.

This can been seen in this post’s example of chicken ganfan. ¬†Ganfan is traditionally served with beef but this recipe has decided to mix things up with chicken being the protein source!


1 lb of chicken breast cut into small cubes

1 onion diced

1 pepper diced

2 medium carrots cut into thin sticks

2 cups of rice

3 cups of water

cooking oil


minced garlic


1. Heat and grease the pan and brown the chicken.

2. Add the onions and sautee it until dark brown.

3. Add the pepper and carrots and sautee until soft.

4. Keep cooking the meat and vegetables until the meat is fully cooked.

5. Season it with salt and minced garlic.

6. Grease another pan and fry the rice for a minute.

7. Add the water and boil the water on a high heat.

8. After the rice absorbes all the water and bubbles start appearing on the rice, lower the heat.

9. Close the lid of the pan and on a low heat cook the rice for 15-20 minutes or until ready.

10. Serve the meat and vegetables on top of the rice.


Stay tuned for a more traditional ganfan recipe to be posted later!

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