Stir-fries are great meal options because they are quick and simple. As long as you have some sort of meat and a few different veggies in your fridge, then you are good to go! But what really makes a great stir-fry is the sauce and flavorings you use. This Chicken Stir-Fry recipe uses my go-to sauce that tastes good with any combination of meat and/or veggies.
The ingredients I use to make the base of my stir-fry sauce are as follows:
These ingredients add a wonderful flavor to meat and/or veggies. If you don’t like spicy foods, then feel free to omit the Sriracha. You can always mix things up and add other spices like oregano, basil, garlic powder, cumin… The possibilities are endless! The arrowroot powder is not necessary for flavor, but it will thicken your sauce and enhance the texture.
For my Chicken Stir-Fry recipe, I used this base sauce, along with finely chopped vegetables to add additional flavor (and nutrients). Now, on with the recipe!
*Chop the vegetables into small pieces so that they become more of a sauce. If you want larger vegetables, then I suggest cooking them separately, like I did with the chicken
**Add 1 cup water, you will use the 1/4 cup water later.
There are many modifications you can make to this recipe to change up the flavors. You can try different types of meat such as beef, pork or even fish. Or you can create a vegetarian/vegan option using tofu or vegetables instead. To add more variation, try using different vegetables in the sauce and/or flavor with various spices.
Stir-fries are huge time savers and give you the option for a quick, but healthy meal.
What is your favorite meal to make when you are in a pinch for time? Do you have a go-to sauce?