Tahini is one of those ingredients that I love but don’t use often. It is the paste made from sesame seeds and it is often used to make creamy sauces and dips, like hummus. It is also a great substitution for peanut butter, as it has a similar nutty flavor but is a less common allergen. This tahini sauce is delicious on everything and it’s an easy way to get picky eaters to eat their veggies!
``Quick tip: Make a double batch and keep it in the fridge to use as a dressing!``
####Chicken Stir Fry with Tahini Sauce
Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 15-20 | Serves: 2-3
For the sauce:<br>
½ cup tahini<br>
4 tablespoons lemon juice<br>
1-2 tablespoons coconut amino<br>
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar<br>
1 tablespoon maple syrup<br>
1 clove garlic, minced<br>
½ teaspoon turmeric powder<br>
¼ teaspoon cumin<br>
Cayenne, to taste<br>
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste<br>
Water, as needed<br>
2 tablespoons coconut oil<br>
2 pounds chicken breast, boneless and skinless, thinly sliced<br>
Chili powder, to taste<br>
Smoked paprika, to taste<br>
½ onion, sliced<br>
2 cloves garlic, minced<br>
3 carrots, sliced<br>
2 stalks celery, chopped<br>
1 head broccoli, cut into florets<br>
2 zucchini, sliced<br>
1 bell pepper, chopped<br>
Water, as needed<br>
Optional for serving: sesame seeds, cauliflower rice, steamed rice, etc.
1.) In a blender or food processor, combine the sauce ingredients, adding water as needed to reach the desired consistency.
2.) Melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the chicken until no longer pink in the center. Season with salt, pepper, chili powder and paprika and set aside.
3.) Melt the other tablespoon of oil in the pan and cook the onion and garlic until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Add the celery and carrot and cook for 2-3 minutes before adding the broccoli, bell pepper and zucchini. Cook for a few minutes longer, until tender and bright in color. Adding few tablespoons of water and covering will help steam the veggies quicker.
4.) Stir the chicken into the veggies and serve over cauliflower or steamed rice, with the tahini sauce drizzled over the top.
Feel great and remember to enjoy your health!
The Warrior Wife
*Although it is not specified in the recipe, I only use ingredients that are organic and/or GMO-free. I believe this is the healthiest way to eat and encourage everyone to do so as much as possible. It is a more expensive way to eat but it is worth every penny!
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