I love take out Chinese food. It is sometimes hard to find a great one in the area, I know when we moved, it took us at least 5 different places until we found one we liked. The problem with ordering from a restaurant is that it is usually high in sodium, fat, and sugar. But that is why it’s delicious you say, well I found a way to make it at home, that won’t blow all my hard work for the day, and it tastes great. When thinking about a stir fry, you would believe it’s a relatively healthy option, you start with your protein, add vegetables and a sauce and that’s about it. While the 1st two items can be healthy, it’s the sauce that gets you every time. Here’s my sugar-free Teriyaki sauce that can be added to chicken (my favorite) beef, or pork. Add your favorite veggies and you are on your way to a healthy meal. I’ll put up my chicken version, but feel free to do it your way.
1-1/2 cups low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp ground ginger
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 cup Splenda (or equivalent)
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Mix this all together, I do it in a mason jar so I can shake it up before using and put any extra right in the fridge. It makes close to 2 cups and I use about 1/2 of that per stir-fry. I use sesame oil when I do this, but again, feel free to do you.
Heat up wok (or large frying pan) with the sesame oil and garlic.
After this is nice and hot, add the chicken or other protein, cut into about 1″ pieces.
Once the chicken is a about 1/2 cooked through, I’ll add about 1/2 cup of the teriyaki sauce and toss to coat. After the chicken is cooked through, I add broccoli.
I use the steamfresh bags, but I only cook for 1/2 the time on the bag, I then add this to the wok and toss with the chicken for a few minutes.
If more sauce is needed, add a few tablespoons more. The broccoli will finish cooking in the wok without becoming super mushy. Lastly I add water chestnuts, because my husband loves them.
You can add any vegetables you would like. Just make sure if it’s a root veggie (like carrots) you may want to add them sooner so they will soften up.
Toss to coat and add some more of the sauce, maybe a couple of tablespoons.
Serve with rice or noodles, or just plain with some cashews (which is how I like it).
3.8 g Total Fat
1.1 g Saturated Fat
81.6 mg Cholesterol
664.5 mg Sodium
10.5 g Total Carbs
3.3 g Fiber
2.5 g Sugars
33.8 g Protein