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FAILSAFE Maple Chicken Stir Fry

Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 15 min Total Time: 20 mins
Servings 4
Calories 249 kcal

This maple chicken stir fry is as easy as it’s delicious. You may even wonder how it’s possible that this much flavor and color can be FAILSAFE.

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 2/3 cups water or safe broth
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon citric acid
  • salt (to taste)
  • Stir Fry:
  • 2 chicken breasts (cubed)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 2 celery (ends trimmed and chopped)
  • 1 cup green beans (ends trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces)
  • 1 cup brussels sprouts (ends trimmed and cut in half)
  • 1 cup cabbage (red or green) (finely chopped)
  • Serve with:
  • steamed rice (long grain white or sushi are safest)
  • rice noodles
    To make the sauce:
  1. In a large measuring cup, add cornstarch and 1 tbsp of water. Stir until fully combined. (This is called making a slurry and helps to prevent the cornstarch or arrowroot from clumping, leaving you with a lumpy sauce.)

  2. Pour in your remaining sauce ingredients (water or broth, oil, maple syrup, citric acid, and salt) and stir to combine. Set aside until the end when you add it to your stir fry.

  3. To make the stir fry:
  4. Heat a wok over high heat. Add 1-2 tbsp of canola oil and add chicken. Cook until chicken is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  5. Add an additional tbsp of canola oil and add your veggies to the wok. Stir fry until veggies are crisp tender and bright green. About 5 minutes.

  6. Add chicken back into the wok and heat through. Pour in the sauce and stir to coat. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until sauce thickens.

  7. Remove from heat and serve atop steamed rice or rice noodles. Can also enjoy plain!

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 249


This recipe is FAILSAFE, low salicylate, nightshade free, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, and safe for the strict elimination phase of the RPAH Elimination Diet. 

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