Easy Sugar Free Stir Fry Sauce (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free)
This easy Sugar Free Stir Fry Sauce is super easy, loaded with bold flavors, and versatile. It goes great with vegetables, meats, fish, and works well as a marinade. This stir fry sauce is made with only a few healthy ingredients, but tastes like your favorite takeout. In addition, it only takes 15 minutes from start to finish!
Why You’ll Love This Stir Fry Sauce
- This homemade Sugar Free Stir Fry Sauce comes together in just 15 minutes.
- It is so quick, easy and healthy!
- This low calorie, low carb sauce is great for everything from vegetables, stir fries, chicken, beef and fish.
- This is a kid friendly teriyaki sauce. It is reminiscent of Chinese takeout but made with clean ingredients.
- This is the best easy sauce for quick dinners! It has similar flavors to Whole30 Orange Chicken and Pad Pak Thai.
- This Paleo stir fry sauce recipe is made without soy sauce, without cornstarch, without sugar, without brown sugar, without oyster sauce, and without vinegar.
- For a sweeter option, try this Korean BBQ Sauce.
- As written, it is Whole30 approved, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb, Keto Friendly and Sugar Free!
Different Ways To Use
This Whole30 stir fry sauce has so many different uses!
Add this sauce to stir fries. It pairs well with chicken, beef, fish and vegetables. I suggest cooking your meats and veggies first before adding the sauce.
Since it has strong notes of garlic and ginger, it works well as a marinade. Add sauce to a Ziplock bag with meat or vegetables and marinate at least 2 hours up to overnight.
If you don’t need a gluten free or Whole30 recipe, pair this sauce with rice or noodles. Or, try this Chinese Garlic Chicken.
How To Make
First, add all ingredients to a skillet over low medium heat.
Simmer on low medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Simmer for 10 minutes or until sauce has reached desired consistency.
Finally, remove Whole30 stir fry sauce from heat. Pour into an airtight container and store in fridge.
Expert Tips & Tricks
There are a few tips and tricks to make the best gluten free stir fry sauce!
First, simmer on low medium heat. Stir occasionally to prevent any burning. A nice low simmer allows the flavors to marinade together without risking burning.
Both the chili paste and the sesame oil are optional. However, they do provide a nice depth of flavor. Additionally, a squeeze of lemon juice adds a little tartness and freshness.
If desiring a thicker sauce, mix 1 tablespoon tapioca flour with 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Stir this into the skillet. This will thicken the sauce considerably.
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for later use. I suggest using it within 7 days for best results.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many sugar free sauces on the market. All Whole30 approved sauces are sugar free by default. Check nutritional labels to ensure any sauce is sugar free.
To make stir fry from scratch, heat oil in a skillet or wok. Add protein and cook until done. Remove from pan and add veggies. Cook veggies until done. Then add back in protein and stir fry sauce. Simmer on low and then serve.
Stir fry sauce is the sauce that is used when cooking stir fry. It is typically aromatic, filled with Asian flavors, and features garlic and ginger.
You can thicken stir fry sauce without cornstarch. Use tapioca flour or arrowroot powder in its place.
Yes! This stir fry sauce can be used as a marinade.
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Get the Recipe: Easy Sugar Free Stir Fry Sauce (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free)
- First, add all ingredients to a skillet over low medium heat.
- Simmer on low medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
- Once sauce has slightly thickened and reached desired consistency, remove from heat.
- Finally, either use immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
- Garnish with chopped green onions if desired.
- For a thicker sauce, mix an additional 1 tablespoon tapioca flour with 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Then, whisk this into skillet and stir.
- Coconut aminos is the soy free and gluten free version of soy sauce. If desired, replace with soy sauce.
- Cornstarch or arrowroot powder can replace tapioca flour.
- The sesame oil and chili paste are optional, but do add some spice and flavor.
- The squeeze of lemon juice adds a punch of tartness, but is also optional.
- Use immediately with vegetables, meats, or fish. Or, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
- If using immediately, feel free to garnish with some chopped green onions.
- This recipe also works well as a marinade.
- Any sugars in the nutrition facts are due to naturally occurring sugars, not added sugars.
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