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Easy AIP Chicken Stir Fry (Just 5 Ingredients!)

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This Easy AIP Chicken Stir Fry uses just 5 main ingredients and is fantastic for a quick Paleo, Whole30 or AIP weeknight dinner!

As you may already know, I like to follow a few simple rules when it comes to preparing quick and easy weeknight meals. Any recipe I make must abide by at least one of the following rules to make it on this website:

  • Takes 30 minutes or less to prepare
  • Contains 10 ingredients or less
  • Only requires 1 pot or pan
  • Bonus points for recipes that save well for easy leftovers

Quadruple bonus points for recipes that check every single box. And boy, does this recipe check every single box! This AIP Chicken Stir Fry is super quick and easy, and oh so tasty! It’s perfect for a quick AIP-friendly weeknight dinner, or you can make a batch and store it in individual containers for grab-and-go meal prep.

Never underestimate the power of an easy stir fry!

Top view of Easy AIP Chicken Stir Fry in a white skillet.

Equipment you’ll need

A good stir fry could always use a nice, big wok, so you’re sure to not overcrowd the pan. When the pan is overcrowded, the food tends to steam instead of fry. When food steams, it doesn’t get the umami-flavored crispy bits from the Maillard reaction. It just cooks and softens, instead.

But don’t fret if you don’t have a big wok. A big skillet should still work. If you feel like you’re packing too much food onto one pan, just work in batches. Cook the chicken, broccoli and carrots separately, and then combine them at the end, when you add the stir fry sauce.

You’ll also need some basic kitchen utensils for this recipe, as with any recipe. A good chef’s knife, cutting boards (one for the meat and one for the veggies), and measuring spoons and measuring cups should do the trick.

You’ll also need a small mason jar or dressing shaker to make the stir fry sauce.

How to make this Easy AIP Chicken Stir Fry

Ingredients for Easy AIP Chicken Stir Fry, arranged on a textured white counter.

First, gather and prepare your ingredients:

Add all the sauce ingredients to a small mason jar. Shake well and set aside. Pre-chop and prep your chicken and vegetables, so they’re easy to add to the stir fry as you go.

Add 1 Tbsp of avocado oil to a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Once pan is hot and oil is glistening, add the cubed chicken and stir fry for 5-7 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165ºF. Remove chicken to a clean plate or bowl and set aside.

Add 1 Tbsp oil to the same skillet/wok and swirl to coat. Then add broccoli florets and sliced carrots and stir fry 5-7 minutes or until veggies are tender-crisp.

Add cooked chicken back to the pan and drizzle stir fry sauce over everything, tossing to coat. (I like a saucy stir fry. If you like your stir fries on the drier side, just use a little less sauce and save the rest for later). Heat for another minute or so, until dish is warmed through.

Serve with cauliflower rice or cassava noodles, if desired. Top with sliced green onions.

Easy AIP Chicken Stir Fry in a white skillet.

FAQ

Can I use a protein other than chicken thighs?

Absolutely! Sometimes I like to use chicken breasts or another type of meat, such as beef or pork. If you’re vegetarian, you could also use tofu, tempeh or seitan (none of these vegetarian options are AIP or Paleo, and some may include gluten, so be extra careful. Seitan is literally made from wheat gluten).

Can I use other vegetables?

Absolutely! Part of the beauty of stir fries is their versatility. You can use almost any vegetable you want. Just be sure to use about the same quantities as called for in the recipe (about 4 cups total). Some great AIP veggie pairings include mushrooms and asparagus; cabbage and carrots; onions, mushrooms and kale. Use what’s in season and go wild!

What if I don’t have a wok?

No problem! Just use the largest skillet you have and make sure not to overcrowd the pan, by working in batches. Also, make sure to use a pan that is designed for higher temperatures, as many pans with protective coatings start to off-gas harsh chemicals when they get too hot.

Easy AIP Chicken Stir Fry served up in a white bowl with chopsticks.

Other recipes to try

Obviously, this Easy AIP Stir Fry Sauce is a must-try. Use it in this recipe, or any stir fry you create. It can also be used as a marinade, salad dressing, or dipping sauce for skewers. So many possibilities, so little time.

If you’re a fan of Asian-inspired AIP recipes, you definitely need to check out these Nightshade Free Korean Chicken Meal Prep Bowls and this AIP Bibimbap. You won’t be disappointed.

Stay tuned for a tasty beef stir fry coming soon, too!

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Easy AIP Chicken Stir Fry served up in a white bowl with chopsticks.

Easy AIP Chicken Stir Fry (Just 5 Ingredients!)

  • Author: Andrea
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: One-Pan Meals
  • Method: Stir Fry
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This Easy AIP Chicken Stir Fry uses just 5 main ingredients and is fantastic for a quick Paleo, Whole30 or AIP weeknight dinner!


Ingredients

Scale

One batch Easy AIP Stir Fry Sauce

2 Tbsp avocado oil (or other high-heat oil, such as coconut oil), divided

1.5 lbs chicken thighs, cubed

3 cups broccoli florets

1 cup sliced carrots

3 green onions, sliced


Instructions

  1. Add all the sauce ingredients to a small mason jar. Shake well and set aside. Pre-chop and prep your chicken and vegetables, so they’re easy to add to the stir fry as you go.
  2. Add 1 Tbsp of avocado oil to a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Once pan is hot and oil is glistening, add the cubed chicken and stir fry for 5-7 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165ºF. Remove chicken to a clean plate or bowl and set aside.
  3. Add 1 Tbsp oil to the same skillet/wok and swirl to coat. Then add broccoli florets and sliced carrots and stir fry 5-7 minutes or until veggies are tender-crisp.
  4. Add cooked chicken back to the pan and drizzle stir fry sauce over everything, tossing to coat. Heat for another minute or so, until dish is warmed through.
  5. Serve with cauliflower rice or cassava noodles, if desired. Top with sliced green onions.


Notes

I like a saucy stir fry. If you like your stir fries on the drier side, just use a little less sauce and save the rest for later.

Save leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Reheat in the microwave or in a skillet on the stovetop.

All nutrition information is an estimate and does not include additional things like cauli-rice or cassava noodles.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe
  • Calories: 294
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 37g

Keywords: aip, chicken, stir fry, paleo, whole30, easy, fast, weeknight dinner

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P.S. This recipe is in Phoenix Helix’s AIP Recipe Roundtable #362! Go check it out!

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