Quick and Easy Japanese Chicken Stir Fry

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Quick and Easy Japanese Chicken Stir Fry

Quick and Easy Japanese Chicken Stir Fry

Using this healthy twist on a traditional chicken stir fry cuts out half the calories and has 80% less fat. By baking the chicken and swapping cauliflower for rice, this recipe will give you all the same flavor of a stir fry while still helping you reach your goals

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 256 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/2 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 2 Tablespoon coconut nectar
  • 2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons organic chicken broth
  • 6 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
  • 2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 16 ounces snow peas, halved lengthwise diagonally
  • 2 bunch green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces

Instructions

  1. Wash cauliflower, discard the leaves, and chop into small pieces. Grate the pieces with a food processor. 

  2. In a large skillet heat the coconut oil over medium. Add the shredded cauliflower. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until tender. Season with salt and pepper. Serve as you would traditional rice.

  3. Combine coconut aminos, mirin, coconut nectar, apple cider vinegar and chicken broth in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 3 minutes and then remove from heat.

  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken breasts to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer to a cutting board; cool slightly. Cut into 1-inch slices.

  5. Return pan to medium-high heat; add remaining 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil to pan. Add snow peas and onions; sauté 2 minutes. 

  6. Add coconut amino mixture and chicken to pan cooking for 2 minutes or until liquid is syrupy and chicken is thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. 

  7. Place 1 cup rice in each of 4 shallow bowls; top each serving with 1 cup chicken mixture.

  8. Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 256 calories, 6g fat, 621mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, and 28g protein. 

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