Stir Fry in a slow cooker? This is something I would have never considered until now. My family loves stir fry so this concept intrigued me. This recipe was extremely easy and turned out well. I choose not to include the vegetables in the slow cooker because this allows me control the amount of sauce that is coated on them. I have heard that you can include some fresh broccoli or other veggies to this if you want in the slow cooker. If you choose to do this, you may need to increase liquid depending on how many vegetables and cook time may differ. It is also not recommended to use frozen vegetables because they will get mushy. I plan on experimenting with more versions of this recipe and posting in the future.
Healthy Chicken Stir Fry
4 boneless organic chicken breasts
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 cup of organic raw honey
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (I use organic Kikkoman, Eden or Tamari OR use Bragg’s Liquid Aminos)
Optional – low sodium chicken broth
Arrowroot powder (I use this instead of cornstarch)
Brown or white rice
Steam Broccoli (I actually love serving this with roasted broccoli with some garlic and sesame seeds)
Slice chicken into thin strips. Place chicken in crockpot, sprinkle with sea salt, and add ginger, garlic, honey, soy sauce. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or high for 1-2 hours. This does not take long to cook by slow cooker standards since the chicken is sliced thin. This time is also based off of having a large oval crockpot, so depending on the type you have it may be different. You want to cook until chicken is cooked through and tender. Once chicken is cooked through you can thicken with arrowroot. You will want to turn your crock pot on high at this point if you cooked it on low. Depending on crockpot, either push chicken to the sides to thicken the juices in the middle or take the meat out, put aside on plate and return after you thicken. Take the arrowroot sprinkle on juices and whisk, let it cook for a minute before adding more so you don’t over thicken. Once you have reached the desired thickness, stir in chicken. The optional chicken broth is for if you need more juice during cooking or at the end while thickening. Serve over rice and steam veggies.
21 Day Fix: 1 Red Container of chicken = 1 RED, .25 Yellow