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Ground Chicken Stir Fry

ground chicken stir fry

Ground Chicken Stir Fry

5 from 3 votes
You are going to love this easy Ground Chicken Stir Fry. It uses homemade stir fry sauce, tons of vegetables and can be ready in under 20 minutes.
You are going to love this easy Ground Chicken Stir Fry. It uses homemade stir fry sauce, tons of vegetables and can be ready in under 20 minutes.
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ground chicken stir fry

Why you'll love this recipe

  • This recipe uses minimal ingredients and pantry staples. 
  • You can have this ground chicken stir fry ready in under 20 minutes. 
  • Both kids and adults love this easy recipe. 
  • Adjust the spice level by simply adding red pepper flakes before serving. 

Why homemade stir fry sauce?

Well .. because it’s easy! It also has no sugar or additives making it the perfect sauce for this ground chicken stir fry and all your future stir fry creations. 

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Can you use other meats beside chicken?

Absolutely! Use ground turkey, beef, pork, sliced chicken breast or sliced beef. Follow the ground chicken stir fry instructions the same for any ground meat you use. For sliced meats you’ll just want to be sure to brown the meat first. I would also suggest marinating the meat in a little extra sauce prior to cooking to give it some added flavor. 

What is tapioca flour and why do you always use it?

Tapioca flour is flavorless and mixes quickly unlike all-purpose flour which needs to cook a little longer to get rid of the powder-like texture. Tapioca flour is also gluten free. For this recipe we are using a tapioca flour slurry to thicken the ground chicken stir fry sauce at the end. You can also use cornstarch or any other thickener you’d like. 

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Is this gluten and dairy free

Sure is!! This ground chicken stir fry is dairy and gluten free by using the tapioca flour as the thickener.

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Ingredients and Substitutes:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See recipe card below for full ingredients list and instructions for this ground chicken stir fry.

Ground Chicken: this recipe uses lean 96/4 ground chicken. You can use ground meat like turkey, beef or pork or sliced meat like chicken and beef for this recipe. 

Homemade Stir Fry Sauce: using Coconut Aminos, which is far less salty than Soy Sauce, maple syrup, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and chili garlic sauce you’ll have a delicious stir fry sauce. 

Vegetables: this recipe has broccoli, snow peas, carrots, green onions, water chestnuts and shredded carrots. You can use any combination you’d like or buy a pre packaged bag of stir fry veggies. 

Tapioca Flour: to thicken the sauce at the end we are using a tapioca flour slurry. You can substitute with a cornstarch of flour slurry. 

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How to make this Ground Chicken Stir Fry:

Step 1

Spray a pan over medium heat with nonstick spray. Add the raw chicken and brown. Break into bite size pieces. 

Step 2

While the meat is browning prep your stir fry sauce. Add all the ingredients to a jar with a lid and shake to combine. 

Step 3

Chop the broccoli into bite size pieces and add to a shallow bowl. Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the bowl and place in the microwave for 60 seconds to soften. 

Step 4

Once the meat has browned add the shredded carrots and broccoli to the pan. Stir and sauté on medium heat for 3-5 minutes. 

Step 5

Add the stir fry sauce, sliced water chestnuts, chopped green onions and snow peas to the pan. Stir together to get everything evenly combined and bring to a steady simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes. 

Step 6

Move the meat and vegetables to the side of the pan. Mix 1/2 tsp. of tapioca flour with 1/2 tsp. water in a small bowl and add to the sauce, separate from the meat and veggies. Stir the tapioca slurry in and you will immediately see the sauce begin to thicken. Mix together to evenly coat. 

Step 7

Top with extra chopped green onions, toasted sesame seeds and / or red pepper flakes. Serve alone, over rice or cauliflower rice or zoodles. Enjoy! 

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What to serve with this recipe?

Serve alone or with rice or cauliflower rice. Wrap in a tortillas or lettuce for a stir fry wrap or even add this ground chicken stir fry to chopped lettuce as a salad. 

What is a serving size for this stir fry?

Serving size is approximately 200 grams or 1 cup per serving. The recipe makes 4 servings. 

Nutrition facts are an estimate. As always, for the most accurate measurement per serving weigh your final dish (minus the pan!) and divide by the serving amount. 

If you like this recipe be sure to check out some of our other easy recipes!

Yields

Servings 4 servings
Calories 227kcal

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Ground Chicken Stir Fry

You are going to love this easy Ground Chicken Stir Fry. It uses homemade stir fry sauce, tons of vegetables and can be ready in under 20 minutes. Easily swap out the protein for new versions throughout the month.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings
Calories 227 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lbs. ground chicken 96/4
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 head broccoli, chopped 115g
  • 3 oz. snow peas
  • 8 oz. whole water chestnuts sliced
  • 2 green onion chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Stir Fry Sauce

For thickening the sauce

  • 1/2 tsp. tapioca flour
  • 1/2 tsp. water

Instructions
 

  • Spray a pan over medium heat with nonstick spray. Add the raw chicken and brown. Break into bite size pieces. 
  • While the meat is browning prep your stir fry sauce. Add all the ingredients to a jar with a lid and shake to combine. 
  • Chop the broccoli into bite size pieces and add to a shallow bowl. Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the bowl and place in the microwave for 60 seconds to soften. 
  • Once the meat has browned add the shredded carrots and broccoli to the pan. Stir and sauté on medium heat for 3-5 minutes. 
  • Add the stir fry sauce, sliced water chestnuts, chopped green onions and snow peas to the pan. Stir together to get everything evenly combined and bring to a steady simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes. 
  • Move the meat and vegetables to the side of the pan. Mix 1/2 tsp. of tapioca flour with 1/2 tsp. water in a small bowl and add to the sauce, separate from the meat and veggies. Stir the tapioca slurry in and you will immediately see the sauce begin to thicken. Mix together to evenly coat. 
  • Top with extra chopped green onions, toasted sesame seeds and / or red pepper flakes. Serve alone, over rice or cauliflower rice or zoodles. Enjoy! 

Notes

All nutrition facts are an estimate. 

Nutrition

Serving: 200gCalories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 25gFat: 6gSodium: 858mgPotassium: 288mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10g
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3 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    She does it again! This tastes amazing, like the best takeout! I’ll definitely be making this over and over again!

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