I used to be big on hibachi! I dreamt about fried rice covered in soy sauce. Luckily, I found some replacements to my old ways. This recipe is one that brings the Asian flavors but is healthy and delicious. It’s a Paleo Chicken Stir Fry.
What’s the problem with soy you ask? Well here’s the weird thing. When you consume soy, it actually mimics the hormone estrogen. Estrogen is what makes females feminine. So if you are a male, and you are consuming tons of soy products, your testosterone is being suppressed and your body is using all that soy as estrogen. Here’s a true story, when making the movie The Help (which is one of my top 3 favorite movies), the actress Jessica Chastain was asked to gain weight. In order to make her curvy and feminine, she consumed excessive amounts of soy! And it worked, she has such a curvy figure in the movie! Scared of soy now, boys?
If you do REALLY like soy sauce, try Tamari. It’s a gluten free version of soy sauce. It is still made with soy beans but it is not filled with other additives. I personally use Coconut Aminos, which you can find on Amazon (affiliate link). I love the flavor it brings!
So now that you have a new flavorful recipe, you can use my meal planner to figure out when you want to eat it this week. You don’t have to be stuck eating plain meals every night. The simple ingredient of Coconut Aminos can change your dinners. Get creative, you can marinade the chicken in the coconut aminos ahead of time for extra flavor!
- 2-3 lbs of chicken breast, cut in chunks
- 1 large head of broccoli, stems removed
- 1 red pepper, cut into matchsticks
- 1 green pepper, cut into matchsticks
- 1 medium yellow onion
- ¼ cup coconut aminos
- Coconut oil, for coating the skillet or wok
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Optional: Mushrooms, sugar snap peas, etc.
- 1. Using a cast iron skillet or a wok, add coconut oil on high heat. Once heated, add onions and pepper. Season with salt, pepper, and coconut aminos. Cook until soft and remove and place in another bowl.
- 2. Add broccoli to the wok and cook until soft. Season with salt, pepper, and coconut aminos. Remove and place in bowl with onions and peppers.
- 3. Cook chicken in the wok until it is cooked all the way through. This will take 7-10 minutes.
- 4. Add back in vegetables, and season well with coconut aminos. Serve hot.
- This is my favorite and easiest way to make stir fry.