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Jalapeño Chicken Stir Fry

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’.

Paleo / Gluten Free Option

If you’re on a paleo or gluten free diet, you want to pay attention to two of the ingredients:

Soy Sauce

The average soy sauce is not paleo or gluten free, and your options are to substitute with something that is.

If you are paleo, I recommend you sub with coconut amino.

If you are gluten free, you can also substitute with coconut aminos, but you have more options too – such as tamari, a type of soy sauce that is gluten free.

Chili Sauce/Paste

Depending on the chili sauce/paste you choose, it could be outside of the paleo diet, or contain gluten.

If you are paleo you can try buying some paleo hot chili sauce, or make your own.

If you’re gluten free, you can do those two things also, but you can also just buy any chili sauce/paste that is gluten free, such as this Thai chili sauce.

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
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil of choice

Instructions

In a zip lock bag or mixing bowl, add the diced chicken and 1 tbsp soy sauce. 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.

Remove from heat and serve hot!

Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Stir Fry

Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Stir Fry

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb chicken, diced
  • 3 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chili sauce/paste
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil of choice

Instructions

  1. In a zip lock bag, add the diced chicken and 1.5 tbsp soy sauce. Marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil on high heat in wok or skillet.
  3. Add diced chicken and stir-fry for about 3 minutes or until no longer pink on outside.
  4. Add the chili sauce and 1/2 tbsp of soy sauce and stir fry together.
  5. Add the chopped jalapenos and stir fry together for about 3-5 minutes
  6. Add the spring onions and stir fry.
  7. Cook for another minute or until the center of the chicken is no longer pink.
  8. Remove from heat and 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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Looking for more delicious Asian Chicken Recipes like this Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Stir Fry? Check out my Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken or my Coconut Curry Chicken!

One other thing is if you are eating a keto diet, you can also check out my round up of over 70 delicious keto Asian recipes here!

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Jan Schupbach

Monday 29th of March 2021

I made this recipe last night -- what a wonderful flavor! An easy and quick meal. Thank you, Tina!

TinaTsai

Monday 29th of March 2021

Yay!! So glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for stopping by!!

Becky Winkler

Monday 30th of October 2017

I love a good spicy stir-fry! The sauce here looks so good!

Katja

Monday 30th of October 2017

This sounds so good. And easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

ChihYu

Sunday 29th of October 2017

Definitely my type of yummy meal. Love it !

Melissa

Thursday 26th of October 2017

This sounds great! You had me at spicy! Mmm!

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