Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Paleo Asian Chicken Stir-Fry


Stir-Fry is one of those simple and seemingly benign meals: protein and veggies, how could you go wrong? Unfortunately ordering the dish at a restaurant means lots of gluten-laden soy, who knows what oil and rice to go underneath.

This simple stir-fry is paleo-friendly and could be made with whatever protein and vegetables you have on hand. Tonight I went with chicken and basically cleaned out my vegetable bin: broccoli, onion, mushrooms, carrot, cabbage... basically anything I needed to use up!

You could serve this over kelp noodles, but I opted to make cauliflower rice. My favorite way to prepare rice is to do it in the oven, as it gives it a greater depth of flavor.


Paleo Asian Chicken Stir-Fry

2 tbs. palm sugar
1 tbs. coconut aminos
1 tbs. fish sauce
1 tbs. rice wine or apple cider vinegar
1 tbs. sriracha sauce
1 tsp. dark sesame oil
juice of 1/2 lime
 3/4 tsp. arrowroot starch
2 tbs. coconut oil (divided)
1 lb. chicken thighs or breast, cut into chunks
1-2 cups chopped vegetables of choice
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
raw cashews & minced cilantro, for garnish

Combine palm sugar through starch in a small bowl. Stir with a whisk until the starch is incorporated and mixture is smooth. Set aside.

Heat a wok or skillet over high heat. Add 1 tbs. coconut oil and allow to melt. Add chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes or until done. Remove from wok.

Add remaining tbs. coconut oil to wok; after oil has melted add vegetables and cook 3 minutes. Add sauce mixture to pan and cook for 1 minute more, tossing to ensure vegetables are coated. Stir chicken into mixture and again toss.

To serve, top with green onions, raw cashews and minced cilantro.

3 comments:

  1. Yum! Looking forward to trying the roasted cauliflower rice trick. Also, your photography is smokin' lately. Keep it up!

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    1. thank you so much for noticing Alli!! I finally sprung for a mini studio of sorts in my kitchen, as I couldn't stand trying to use the fading natural light here in fall/winter. And I just posted the cauliflower rice recipe... one of my favorites!

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    2. Trying it for dinner next week, wahoo!

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