Asian Stir Fry

By aleahk

This stir fry recipe comes from the cookbook "Paleo Cooking" by Elana Amsterdam. For more healthy, grain-free recipes check out her blog at

Asian Stir Fry
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

  • 2 heads broccoli, sliced into 3-inch spears (about 4 cups)

  • 2 medium carrots, sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 2 heads baby bok choy, sliced crosswise into 1-inch strips (about 1½ cups)

  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 1 small zucchini, sliced (about 1 cup)

  • ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt

  • 1½ cups water

  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons ume plum vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  1. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Cut into 1-inch cubes and transfer to a plate.

  2. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat

  3. Saute the onion for 8 to 10 minutes, until soft and translucent

  4. Add the broccoli, carrots, and chicken and saute for 10 minutes until almost tender

  5. Add the bok choy, mushrooms, zucchini, and salt and saute for 5 minutes

  6. Add 1 cup of the water, cover the skillet, and cook for about 10 minutes, until the vegetables are wilted

  7. In a small bowl, dissolve the arrowroot powder in the remaining ½ cup of water, stirring until thoroughly combined

  8. Add the arrowroot mixture to the vegetables and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens and becomes glossy

  9. Stir in the sesame oil, vinegar, and honey, then serve with cauliflower rice

Nutritional Facts

Calories 490
Total Fat 20 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 96 mg
Sodium 1957 mg
Potassium 823 mg
Total Carbohydrate 35 g
Dietary Fiber 11 g
Sugars 15 g
Protein 47 g

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4 replies

ohneclue 2016-07-07 09:38:33 -0500 Report

The nutrition info is WAY off. If this were served with cauliflower rice, the carb count would be much lower. Everything is sweet enough so lay off the honey (causes heart disease because it's pure fructose that makes blood lipids). And what's with "sugar-free honey"? No self-respecting oriental would EVER serve this with honey let alone "sugar-free" honey.

Valerie k
Valerie k 2015-01-14 23:06:28 -0600 Report

This recipe sounds great and is very similar to what I made for dinner tonight. With a few helpful additions from your recipe mine will be that much better! Thanks!

susansonamission 2015-01-14 22:09:28 -0600 Report

Sounds like a lot of fuss for a simple meal. Are we really that recipe disabled? I cook with Kombucha for flavor it's a lot easier to find than umaboshi plums. Get a grip
As a matter of fact I brew my own so there's always plenty around . Mushrooms are good but shitakis are expensive.
arrowroot can be dangerous and turn your sauce to glue .
Why do people need to thicken sauces anyway? Just do a reduction .
Sesame oil can be too strong … forget that;
A pinch of sea salt is enough to flavor good organic chicken . And why honey ? Stevia is hugely on the market now.
Please please
Keep your taste buds alive enough to enjoy real simple food by not smoking and drinking lots of dandelion tea.