Stir-Fry Sauce

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Skip the store bough bottles, making stir fry sauce at home is so easy!

This easy recipe is perfect which chicken, shrimp, or beef and your favorite vegetables for a quick and easy meal.

Stir fry sauce served over veggie and rice

Homemade is Best!

  • This stir fry sauce recipe is versatile, easy, and flavor packed.
  • Tailor it to your likes – add a little heat or some extra sweetness if you’d like!
  • This sauce can go beyond a stir fry, heat and serve it over rice, or use it as a marinade for beef or pork.
  • Prep ahead and keep it in the fridge for easy meals!
ingredients to make Stir Fry Sauce

Ingredients in Stir Fry Sauce

  • Garlic & Ginger: Fresh garlic and ginger add the best flavor; if needed, substitute garlic powder and ground ginger.
  • Chicken Broth: Chicken stock or broth adds depth and flavor while a bit of water keeps the sauce from being too salty.
  • Soy Sauce: Essential for umami or savory flavor. I prefer low sodium to keep this stir fry sauce recipe from being too salty. If using regular soy sauce, use a bit less and add extra water.
  • Brown Sugar: This lightly sweetens the sauce, you can add more to taste. Use honey or maple syrup as substitutes.

Variations – Don’t be afraid to add a little extra ‘zing’ like cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes, or even a squeeze of sriracha.

Stir Fry Sauce in a jar with a label

How to Make Stir Fry Sauce

This stir-fry sauce recipe is so easy, simply shake and enjoy!

  1. Combine all ingredients in the recipe below in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake to mix.
  2. Refrigerate for up to one week.
Stir Fry Sauce poured over vegetables in a frying pan

Serving Suggestions

  • It’s perfect with almost any protein, from beef stir fry to tofu, chicken, or shrimp.
  • Use this easy stir-fry sauce with any variety of stir fry vegetables – try broccoli, mushrooms, onion, bell peppers, carrots, or snow peas/snap peas.
  • Whisk the sauce over medium-high heat in a small skillet until thickened, and pour over a bowl of rice or noodles as an easy side dish.
  • The cornstarch will settle to the bottom. Shake the jar vigorously to mix it back in before using.

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Stir fry sauce served over veggie and rice

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Stir Fry Sauce

This Stir Fry Sauce uses simple ingredients and is ready in minutes!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 5 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • cup chicken stock or broth or vegetable broth
  • cup water
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper or black pepper
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine all ingredients. Shake well to mix.

  • Store in the fridge for up to 1 week. Shake very well before using.

To Use Stir-Fry Sauce

  • To make a stir fry, cook meat and vegetables in a large skillet with a bit of oil.

  • Move meat and veggies to one side of the pan and pour the desired amount of stir fry sauce into the empty side. Allow it to simmer until thickened.

  • Mix well with the meat and vegetables and serve.

  • The cornstarch will settle to the bottom of the jar. Shake the jar vigorously to mix it back in before use.
  • Use fresh ginger and garlic if possible, the flavor is so much better.
  • Add sriracha or chili flakes for a little bit of heat.
  • For a thicker sauce, add extra cornstarch or create a slurry.
  • To thicken the sauce further, combine equal parts of cornstarch and water and graudally add it to the simmering sauce while whisking.

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 198 | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 2250mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dip, Dressing, Sauce

Cuisine American, Asian

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Stir fry sauce being poured into a pan with veggies with text
stir fry sauce being poured over veggies in a pan with text
Stir fry sauce being poured over veggies with text
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