• Amy Lippert, NTP

Chicken Curry Stir-Fry (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

This quick, healthy, easy, and oh so delicious 1-dish chicken curry stir fry is awesome for a weeknight meal or for meal-prepping lunches for the week! Loaded with protein and lots of veggies in a warm and spicy curry, this savory dish will trump your takeout or cold sandwich any day!



Paleo Curry Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

We all have those nights when making dinner can feel a little daunting. However, this easy one-pot, better than take-out chicken stir-fry will have dinner on the table in less than 20-minutes! I love quick and healthy meals when I am busy and on the go. Honestly, I can't think of a better way of fueling and feeding my family than with a delicious, nutritious, and hearty dinner!


 

Why Chicken is So Good For You!


We all know that chicken is a tasty and fantastic source of protein, but do you know why it is so good for you? Chicken, along with many other sources of animal protein, such as beef, eggs and fish, are a complete source of protein. This means that all nine essential amino acids are present and available to you when you eat these foods. When it comes to nutrients, anything labeled as "essential" means that your body cannot make or synthesize this nutrient, so it must be provided to your body by the foods you eat.


As mentioned above, there are nine essential amino acids that we must eat everyday to provide our bodies energy as well as the building blocks necessary in everyday functions such as growth and repair, immune support, and in the synthesis of our hormones and neurotransmitters.


The nine essential amino acids and their roles are [1]:

  1. Histidine: necessary for the production of histamine and also plays a role in nervous system health

  2. Valine: necessary in energy production as well as muscle growth and repair

  3. Phenylalanine: building block for neurotransmitters like dopamine and epinephrine (adrenaline), and in the production of other amino acids.

  4. Leucine: necessary in stimulating wound healing, muscle repair, and blood sugar regulation.

  5. Isoleucine: necessary in immune function and energy regulation.

  6. Tryptophan: necessary building block for serotonin.

  7. Methionine: necessary in detoxification, metabolism, and in your body's ability to absorb selenium (supports thyroid health) and zinc (necessary in production of HCl in your stomach).

  8. Threonine: necessary in skin and connective tissue health.

  9. Lysine: necessary in hormone production and your body's ability to absorb calcium (bone, heart, muscle and nerve health.)

So grab some ground chicken and let's get cooking!


Whole30 Chicken Curry Stir Fry Recipe

Chicken Curry Stir-Fry Ingredients

Serves 4-6


1 Tbsp Unrefined Raw Coconut Oil

2lbs Ground Chicken

½ Red Onion, diced

2 Cloves of Garlic, finely minced

1” Piece of Fresh Ginger, grated

¾ tsp Turmeric Powder

½ tsp Ground Coriander

1 tsp Smoked Paprika

1 tsp Curry Powder

1 tsp Ground Cumin

1 tsp Fine Sea Salt or Pink Salt

½ tsp Ground Black Pepper

8-10 oz Coleslaw Mix or Shredded Cabbage

6 oz Fresh Baby Spinach


How to Make Chicken Curry Stir-Fry


1. In a skillet, add the coconut oil and ground chicken and brown over medium heat.


2. Add the onions, garlic, fresh ginger, spices, salt and pepper, stir and sauté for 5-7 minutes until the onions soften.


3. Add the coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage and sauté another 2-3 minutes to soften.


4. Add the baby spinach, stir and cook for another 1-2 minutes until softened.


Enjoy!


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FAQs


Q: Can I use ground turkey or beef in place of the ground chicken in this stir-fry dish?

A: Absolutely! Use your favorite protein!


Q: How much ground ginger could I use if I don't have fresh ginger?

A: I would use about 1/4 of a teaspoon as dried spices are generally more pungent, however, if you like a strong ginger flavor, add 1/2 of a teaspoon.


Q; How long will chicken curry stir-fry last?

A: This is one of my go-to meals when meal prepping for the week and when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it will last about 3-4 days.


Keto Chicken Curry Stir Fry Recipe

I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does. - Amy

 

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