15 minutes ago, orbisvicis said:
In the center of the wok chicken will deep-fry. Further up it will shallow-fry as intended. Around the edge I'd imagine it sears.
That's why we call it stir-frying. We stir it! Yes, if you just chuck in the chicken and walk away, it won't work!
That won't work in a skillet either!
I admire your imaginative powers, though!