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.


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

    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!

    2. Trying it for dinner next week, wahoo!