I mentioned that I was going to try to include some more food recipes and not just stick to baked goods, and I figured a nice way to stick to that commitment would be to start with something I make a lot. Expect to see more Stir Fry Sauce recipes, because we are big fans of veggie, nut & chicken stir fry in my house, and I’m always looking to mix it up 🙂
This stir fry sauce is perfect for someone who isn’t looking for anything spicy. That’s a rare occasion for me; typically I throw in some chili oil or a hot pepper to kick my stir fry up, but this Honey Garlic Stir Fry Sauce doesn’t even need it!
You will need:
3/4 Cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp corn starch
3/4 Cup water
3 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp honey
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 green finger pepper (I promise, it wont be spicy!)
This recipe is the perfect amount for a saucy stir fry with 1 lb chopped up chicken breast, and a healthy amount of veggies & nuts if you prefer 🙂 We keep our stir fry simple with some broccoli, snap peas, and an obscene amount of cashews (I really, really love cashews with my chicken!)
In a small sauce pan, combine all of your ingredients over a medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium. Stirring occasionally, allow the ingredients to combine until they are no longer watery, and have a more thick, honey-like texture; this will probably take about 3-5 minutes.
The best part about this stir fry sauce is that it’s totally suitable to cook your chicken and veggies in, without any added oil 🙂 Throw your chicken, veggies, nuts, etc. right into your wok, cover it with your sauce, and fry it up over medium heat. Stir occasionally, covering your wok between stirs. Your sauce will loosen up a bit with the juices, which is perfect for when you serve your stir fry over a bed of rice! Continue to cook until chicken is completely cooked through. Cooking time will vary based on the way you’ve sliced your chicken.
With the sauce only taking about 10 minutes with prep & cook time, and the ability to semi-abandon your wok in between stirring and not worry too much about it, this is a great meal to throw together after work, and a tasty way to sneak in some veggies (for those of you who may be bad at eating them, like me :P)