2. Cooking in a Wok
While you can make a great chicken stir fry using a large skillet or pot, the absolute best thing to use to cook stir fry is a wok. This is because a wok is specially designed for this type of dish. It allows you to easily move the vegetables and the chicken around so that all of the ingredients are properly coated with seasonings and cooked through. When starting out you will want to use peanut oil.
Make sure that you heat the oil thoroughly before adding in any of the other ingredients. You will know that the oil is hot enough when it begins to shimmer. Peanut oil is the best choice for most stir fry dishes. However, if you are allergic to peanuts or simply do not like peanut oil, you can use vegetable oil or even olive oil. Just make sure that you do not let these oils get too hot as it can cause the dish to burn.