Delicious and Easy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe {Whole 30, Paleo}

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This is an easy and delicious chicken stir fry recipe that has become a staple in our household for our weekly menu.  I originally started experimenting with paleo recipes after my second round of Whole 30 and found that this chicken stir fry recipe was not just a perfect dinner, but a great option for meal prepping for the week.

This recipe calls for sweet potatoes as the base for the chicken stir fry recipe, but you can also place the stir fry over cauliflower rice if you prefer that option as a replacement or add-on.  If you are on the hunt for delicious and healthy Whole 30 or Paleo recipes, you can check out my 5-day series of chicken recipes for the family that last you the entire week.

 

Chicken Stir Fry Recipe - Pan of chicken

How do you make this chicken stir fry recipe Whole 30 or Paleo?

Creating a Whole 30 or Paleo meal means that you are making them with whole ingredients and avoiding processed foods. This chicken stir fry recipe uses very simple ingredients to give your mouth that delicious stir fry taste without added sugars or processed foods.

What are the health benefits to eating Whole 30 or Paleo?

I started my Whole 30 journey in 2013 when my mom introduced the dietary plan to the family. Initially, I saw weight loss, more energy and clarity of mind, but did not completely understand the benefits of Whole 30 until I discovered that I had Hashimoto’s disease in 2019, after many years of health issues and a battle with my doctors.

Once I implemented Whole 30, I started to see a change in my overall health. Along with the weight loss and clarity, I also noticed skin clearing, more energy and most importantly it lowered my thyroid antibodies for my Hashimoto’s disease.

 

What is Whole 30?

Whole 30 is a 30-day elimination diet that involves eating whole and unprocessed foods with the long-term goal to reduce inflammation, help your gut health and overall change your relationship with food. Learn more about the Whole 30 program here.

Whole 30 Book Recommendations:

When I first learned about the Whole 30, I did not know where to start or how to implement the program. That said, I started searching for books about the Whole 30 to learn about the program, understand it and begin my journey.

Chicken Stir Fry Recipe - Whole 30 Book

Whole 30: The 30-Day Guide to TOTAL HEALTH and FOOD FREEDOM

If you are looking to hit the ground running with Whole 30, then I highly recommend this 30-day guide. Not only does it give a quick run-down of what the program is, it gives some great recipes to start your program off with.

Chicken Stir Fry Recipe - Whole 30 Book

Whole 30 Fast & Easy

After I did my first round of Whole 30, I wanted to incorporate more healthy and delicious recipes into my family’s weekly menu. This book was a go-to when it came to selecting what my family and I ate during the week and on the weekends.

Chicken Stir Fry Recipe - Whole 30 book

Whole 30: Food Freedom Forever

If you are a reader like me and want to learn everything about a program prior to doing it, I highly recommend starting off with this book. I actually completed my first round of Whole 30, without reading this book. However, a couple years later, when I found out I had Hashimoto’s Disease, I decided to deep dive into the intricacies of the program to how see and realize the benefits. This book really broke it down for me and allowed me to learn about ALL the benefits of this elimination diet and ultimately, turn my health around.

Once you’ve learned the fundamentals and completed a round of Whole 30, you’ll notice that it becomes easier to understand and know what to look for when planning for meals.

Chicken Stir Fry Recipe - pan of chicken and stir fry

How to make Whole 30 and Paleo Chicken Stir Fry

What you will need for this recipe is boneless chicken breasts, avocado oil, minced garlic, sweet potatoes, coconut oil, water, asparagus, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper and paprika. You will also need two pans, one of them preferably a wok; if you do not have a wok, a Dutch oven could work as well.

Step 1

Cube chicken and season with salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder.

Step 2

In a frying pan sauté the minced garlic in avocado oil and add the chicken, cook thoroughly.

Step 3

While you are cooking the chicken, toss the cubed sweet potatoes in with the coconut oil, salt and pepper. (The coconut oil adds some extra sweetness to your potatoes). In the large wok or Dutch oven start cooking the sweet potatoes. This could take up to 20 minutes – you will know when it is done if you can pierce a fork through the potato.

Step 4

Once your potatoes are cooked through, add the asparagus (mix-in) and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Finally, once the chicken is done and potatoes and asparagus are mixed, add in the chicken. If you want to add some spice, sprinkle with red pepper. The red pepper with the coconut oil and sweet potatoes gives it that sweet and spicy kick! YUM!

 

 

Delicious and Easy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe {Whole 30, Paleo}

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Recipe by Ashland Course: Dinner, lunchDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of boneless chicken breasts

  • 2 tbsp of avocado oil

  • 1 tbsp of minced garlic

  • 2 large sweet potatoes

  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil

  • 1 lbs of asparagus

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 2 tsp pepper

  • 1 tbsp onion powder

  • 2 tbsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp of crushed red pepper (optional)

  • 1 tsp paprika

Directions

  • Cube chicken and season with salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder.
  • In a frying pan, saute the minced garlic in avocado oil and add the chicken, cook thoroughly. (Takes between 20 – 30 minutes, temperature for chicken should be 165)
  • While you are cooking the chicken, toss the cubed sweet potatoes in with the coconut oil (melted), salt and pepper. In the large wok or dutch oven start cooking the sweet potatoes. This could take up to 20 minutes – you will know it is done when you can pierce a fork through the potato.
  • Once your potatoes are cooked through, add asparagus (mix-in) and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Finally, once the chicken is done and potatoes and asparagus are mixed, add in the chicken. If you want to add some spice, sprinkle with red pepper. The red pepper with the coconut oil and sweet potatoes give it that sweet and spicy kick! YUM!
  • Enjoy!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Whole 30 and Paleo Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

What is Whole 30?

 Whole 30 is a 30-day elimination diet that involves eating whole and unprocessed foods with the long-term goal to reduce inflammation, help your gut health and overall change your relationship with food. Learn more about the Whole 30 program here.

What is Paleo?

Paleo is similar to the Whole 30 when it comes to the health benefits. Paleo is more of a sustainable lifestyle and allows for things like dark chocolate to clean wines. Many people start off with Whole 30 and venture into a Paleo lifestyle as Whole 30 is intended only as a 30-day elimination diet.

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