TERIYAKI CHICKEN BROCCOLI STIR FRY

All you need is one pan and about 20 minutes to make this easy and healthy Teriyaki Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry! Thinly sliced chicken and veggies cook in minutes and are coated in a sweet and savoury teriyaki sauce made from scratch.

  • PREP TIME 10 minutes
  • COOK TIME 20 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

TERIYAKI SAUCE

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) coconut aminos for soy free version or gluten free tamari/soy sauce, (if using tamari or soy don’t add any extra salt)
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) water
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger or 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 3 tablespoons (63 g) honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp tapioca or arrowroot starch for grain free option or corn starch

STIR FRY

  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) sesame oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, very thinly sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets chopped into small, bite sized pieces
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cashews

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS

  • Sliced Green Onions
  • Sesame seeds
  • Hot Sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prep the sauce: Add all of the ingredients required for the sauce to one small bowl and whisk together. Set aside for later.
  2. Cook the Chicken: Add 1 tablespoon sesame oil to a large wok or skillet over a high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook quickly for a minute or two until just cooked. Cook the chicken in batches to prevent the pan from overcrowding. Transfer to a small plate and set aside.
  3. Cook the vegetables: Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the wok/skillet. Add the sliced carrots and broccoli and cook 5 minutes. If the pan gets too dry, add 1-2 tablespoons water to keep everything from sticking.
  4. Add the sauce to the vegetables and cook another 3-5 minutes until the sauce thickens and caramelises.
  5. Add the chicken and cashews and cook another 1-2 minutes, coating everything in sauce.
  6. Taste and season your dish as needed. Top with sliced green onions and sesame seeds if desired. I like to finish my stir frys off with a splash of sesame oil.
  7. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice (for paleo) and enjoy. Leftovers will keep about 4 days in the fridge.

NOTES

  • Slice your chicken thin. The thinner the chicken the more tender it becomes making it faster to cook, easier to reheat and less likely to become chewy. Slice it so thin you’re wondering if maybe it might be too thin.
  • Slice your veggies thin. The broccoli and carrots will cook much faster the thinner they are prepared.

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