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If Chinese take out is always causing you pain the next day, try this delicious soy free alternative. Also a great recipe to make vegetarian by adding quinoa or rice as a substitute for chicken!
Author: The Dizzy Cook
Total Time: 30 Minutes
Spicy Sesame Sauce
1/2 cup coconut aminos (can find at most health food stores)
3 tbsp tahini
1 tsp distilled white vinegar
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1.5 tsp mustard
1 tsp peels and grated fresh ginger
kosher salt to taste
2 tbsp ghee or 2 tbsp oil that can tolerate a high heat like canola
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicen thighs, trimmed of fat and cut into 1″ pieces
2 zucchini, washed and chopped into 1/2″ pieces
2-3 carrots chopped (I use pre-chopped ones from Trader Joe’s cuase I’m lazy like that)
1/2 red pepper, chopped into 1/2″ pieces
4 oz mushrooms (if you can tolerate them)
2 green onions, trimmed at the ends and chopped
Add all the sauce ingredients to a food processor and blend until combined. Taste and see if you need to add salt. Coconut aminos are a little sweet, so I find a bit of extra salt helps to balance it. Set aside.
Add ghee (or butter/oil combo) to a skillet or wok on high heat. Add chicken and sear on first side for about 3 minutes, getting a nice caramelization. Toss and cook another 3-4 minutes until cooked through. Transfer cooked chicken to a plate.
Add a little more ghee or butter/oil to the same skillet or wok. Add all the veggies except for the green onion and toss. These should take about 3-4 minutes to cook. You still want them a little crisp.
Add the chicken back to the skillet and toss everything together with about 2 tbsp of the sauce. Serve and top with green onions and a drizzle of the remaining sauce.
Alicia is a Vestibular Migraine patient on a mission to offer positivity, hope, and encouragement to other migraine suffers. She develops delicious migraine-friendly recipes that are easy to make, and shares her work and experiences online at TheDizzyCook.com, Migraine Again, and as an Ambassador for the Vestibular Disorder Association.