Island Chikin Stir Fry

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We’re spicing things up by infusing a little tropical flair into this vegan Island Chikin Stir Fry.

Start by slicing up the seitan “chikin” into strips and marinating them in a sauce that is whisked together by combing soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, vinegar, agave, garlic, and crushed red pepper.

Next, sauté the red onion, peppers, and broccoli for 5 minutes, then add the chikin strips with the marinade and sauté for another 5 minutes, adding in the pineapple at the end to incorporate and unlock its juicy flavor.

Serve with a scoop of fresh rice and top with scallions and creamy avocado, letting the island vibes warm your soul as you enjoy this elevated Island Chikin Stir Fry.

Island Chikin Stir Fry

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 504kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz seitan
  • 1/3 c red onion
  • 1 c red bell pepper
  • 1 c broccoli
  • ¼ c soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1/3 c basmati rice
  • ½ c pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 c scallions
  • ½ c avocado
  • ½ tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Prep and chop the vegetables, cut the seitan into strips and cook the rice by bringing the rice, a 2:1 ratio of water and a pinch of salt to a boil. Turn down to low and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Make the marinade by whisking the soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, vinegar, agave, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Put in the seitan strips and marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Begin by sauteing the red onion, peppers, and broccoli for 5 minutes. While the vegetables are cooking, make a slurry with the cornstarch by mixing with equal parts of water.
  • Next add in the seitan strips with the marinade and mix in the slurry and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Cook for 5 minutes and thin out with small amounts of water if the sauce becomes too thick. At the end, add the pineapple and cook for 1 more minute.
  • When you’re ready to eat, plate the stir fry with a scoop of rice, then the vegetable and seitan stir fry and top with diced scallions and avocado.

Notes

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
  • Calories – 504 Calories
  • Protein – 29 grams
  • Carbohydrates – 66 grams
  • Fat – 15 grams
  • Nutrition Note – this meal was specifically designed and developed to promote a healthy weight with balanced macronutrients (23% protein, 50% carbs and 27% fat)

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Written by John Chelsey, Nutriology Founder

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