Homemade Stir Fry Sauce
When it comes to preparing authentic Chinese recipes, you can’t miss the savory and healthy stir fry sauce, a building block in Chinese and Asian cooking.
Stir frying is a cooking technique you need to master and I will teach you the tips and secret ingredients to make the best stir fry sauce.
How To Make Stir Fry Sauce
Making homemade “brown sauce” is easier than you think. It calls for only a few ingredients:
- Oyster sauce
- Soy sauce
- Corn starch
The corn starch thickens the sauce, so the stir fry sauce clings to the meat, and every bite is bursting with deep flavors.
Corn starch is an important ingredient; it’s also used to “velvet” the protein in stir-fries, for example: chicken, pork, beef, fish or shrimp, etc. for the authentic flavors and textures in Chinese cooking.
So Many Uses
To showcase my homemade sauce recipe, I made this healthy and delicious Chicken with Broccoli and Carrots.
This recipe is the epitome of a perfect Chinese stir fry dish; the taste is subtle yet utterly scrumptious.
Master this easy recipe and you can cook just about anything and the end result will always be better than your neighborhood Chinese takeout restaurants.
Chinese Stir Fry Tips and Techniques
An authentic stir fry should never be doused in too much sauce; the sauce should barely cling to the ingredients.
For the best results, you have to mix the ingredients of the sauce in a small bowl before using. Before adding the sauce into the stir fry, quickly stir it so nothing settles at the bottom of the bowl.
Also, don’t use too much corn starch as you don’t want a thick and gooey sauce. Spatula plays a very important role in the cooking process. Use it to continuously stir and toss the ingredients in a back and forth motions.
How Many Calories Per Serving?
This recipe is only 45 calories for 1/2 cup sauce, which can be used to make a dish for two people.
What Dishes to Serve with this Recipe?
This meal is best served with chicken, beef or shrimp. For a wholesome Chinese meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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Stir Fry Sauce Recipe
Stir fry sauce is an all-purpose sauce for stir fries. This easy homemade stir fry sauce is using soy sauce and great with chicken, beef and vegan recipes.
Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Add the corn starch to the chicken, mix well so the chicken is coated with the corn starch. Set aside.
Heat up a skillet on medium heat. When it's heated, add the oil, follow by the chicken. Cook the chicken until the surfaces turn white. (You can see from the picture above that the chicken is tender and smooth after "velveting" with corn starch.) Add the broccoli florets and baby carrots. Stir and toss a few times before adding the Stir Fry Sauce. Cook for 1 minute. Top the chicken with the white sesame and serve immediately.