Jalapeño Chicken Stir Fry

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This Jalapeño Chicken Stir Fry is one of my favorite dishes by my mom.  Once I have one bite of it, I can’t stop!  Next thing you know, I ate almost all of it and I’m complaining about how full I am but guess what – totally worth it!  Something about the jalapeno and the hot sauce combo just gives it the right amount of delicious kick.

Chili Sauce / Paste

Now this part is important – the chili sauce or paste you choose to use.

I have two recommendations, but feel free to try your fave ones!

1) The chili sauce/paste I often use is called Chili Bean Sauce aka Doubanjiang. It’s a hot and savory bean paste made from fermented broad beans, chili peppers, and soy beans.

2) I also sometimes use Thai Chili Paste, and this also works very deliciously and well.

If you’re on a strict gluten free or paleo diet, you will not want to use Chili Bean Sauce aka Doubanjiang as it does contain legumes and most contain some gluten. You can choose some other type of spicy chili of your choice! If you’re not on a strict paleo diet or don’t mind a little legume, I highly suggest using it as it’s tasty!

Customize it!

I recommend customizing this dish if you have a prefer veggie! For example, I often times will add mushrooms to it! If so, stir fry the veggies with the jalapeno. I recommend not picking a veggie that cooks a long time, however, for this dish. Otherwise the jalapeno will lose it’s ‘crunchiness’.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb chicken, diced
  • 3 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chili sauce/paste (may use more/less depending on how spicy you like it and what kind you’re using)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (sub with coconut amino if paleo/gluten free), separated
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil of choice

Instructions

In a zip lock bag or mixing bowl, add the diced chicken and 1 tbsp soy sauce (or Coconut Amino).  Marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Heat olive oil on high heat in a wok or cooking pan. Add diced chicken and stir-fry for about 3 minutes or until no longer pink on outside.

Add the chili sauce/paste and 1/2 tbsp of soy sauce (or coconut amino) and stir fry together.

Add the chopped jalapenos and stir fry together for 3-5 minutes.

Add the spring onions and stir fry together. We’re adding this last, because we don’t need this to cook long, we want them to still be pretty vibrant green when we’re done.

Chinese Jalapeño Chicken Stir Fry

Cook for another minute or 2 until the center of the chicken is no longer pink.

Serve!

Chinese Jalapeño Chicken Stir Fry
Chinese Jalapeño Chicken Stir Fry
Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Stir Fry

Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Stir Fry

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb chicken, diced
  • 3 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chili sauce/paste
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (sub with coconut amino if paleo/gluten free), separated
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil of choice

Instructions

In a zip lock bag, add the diced chicken and 1.5 tbsp soy sauce (or Coconut Amino). Marinate for 15 minutes.

Heat oil on high heat in wok or skillet.

Add diced chicken and stir-fry for about 3 minutes or until no longer pink on outside.

Add the chili sauce and 1/2 tbsp of soy sauce (or Coconut Amino) and stir fry together.

Add the chopped jalapenos and stir fry together for about 3-5 minutes

Add the spring onions and stir fry.

Cook for another minute or until the center of the chicken is no longer pink.

Serve!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 451mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 28g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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Chinese Jalapeño Chicken Stir Fry

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