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This 3-Ingredient Stir Fry Sauce is an easy stir fry sauce to cook any Asian meals, vegetables, or chicken and add flavor to your dish in a minute.

Plus, this is stir fry sauce recipe is also gluten-free and low-carb so keep reading to learn more.

3 ingredient Stir Fry Sauce

What’s A Stir Fry Sauce?

A stir fry sauce is an Asian-style sauce mainly made of soy sauce and is perfect for adding to a vegetable stir fry, beef stir fry or chicken stir fry.

It adds a delicious Asian savory flavor to the meal with a sticky texture.

Why You’ll Love This Sauce

This stir fry sauce tastes like an authentic Asian-style sauce, and it is:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Low-Carb
  • Egg-Free
  • Vegan
  • Keto-Friendly
  • 3-Ingredients
  • Ready In Just 3 Minutes

How To Make 3-Ingredient Stir Fry Sauce

This 3-Ingredient Stir Fry Sauce is ready in less than 1 minute and is perfect for splashing into your stir fry vegetables or meat to quickly add texture and flavor to your dinner.

Ingredients

All you need to make a super easy stir fry sauce are:

  • Soy Sauce – you can use coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce if needed.
  • Sesame Oil or peanut oil
  • Cornstarch – or xanthan gum for a keto stir fry sauce and cut the carbs.

Preparation

In a glass mason jar, add all the ingredients above in no particular order.

Close the jar firmly with a lid and shake to combine.

Feel free to add any of the additional ingredients below to boost flavors if desired and shake again.

3 ingredient Stir Fry Sauce

Serving Stir Fry Sauce

This homemade stir fry sauce is uncooked and perfect for adding to a warm dish.

Use in a dish

So first, warm oil in a stir fry pan and fry your meat and vegetable. The best vegetable to stir fry are:

  • Small Broccoli Florets
  • Steamed Cauliflower Florets
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Green Beans
  • Bean Sprouts

The best meat and seafood to stir fry are:

Stir fry the meat and vegetables for a few minutes until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables are half cooked.

Then, reduce to medium heat and pour the stir fry sauce over.

Stir and cook to evenly cover the ingredients with the sauce and keep cooking for 2 to 3 minutes until the sauce thickens and gets glossy.

If you don’t have enough sauce, prepare a second batch and stir in the recipe.

3 ingredient Stir Fry Sauce

Using As A Dipping Sauce

If you want to use this sauce to dip in dumplings, tempura or any vegetables you need to cook the sauce first.

Place the sauce in a small non-stick saucepan. Cook over medium heat, constantly stirring, until a light simmer forms. The sauce will lightly thicken and get glossy.

Remove from heat and serve in a small dipping dish to dip your food in.

Seasoning

Adjust with salt and pepper after adding the sauce to your stir fry because if your soy sauce is already high in sodium, your dish might be very salty already.

Stir Fry Flavor Add-Ons

This sauce is perfect if you already stir-fry your vegetable in garlic, ginger and onion.

If not, you may miss some classic, authentic Asian flavors and therefore, I recommend adding some of the below to the recipe.

  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili flakes  – to ass a spicy flavor to the dish.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder or 3 crushed garlic cloves.
  • 1 teaspoon of honey or sugar-free liquid sweetener to add a sweet taste to the meal.
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger.
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter for a peanut stir fry.

Allergy Swaps

Of course, you can adapt this recipe based on your food allergies. Some options are provided below

  • Soy Allergy– you can use coconut aminos or a combination of 50% chicken broth and 50% coconut aminos.
  • Peanut or Seed Allergies – you can use other oils like avocado oil or olive oil, but they have a less traditional Asian-style flavor.
  • Corn-free – swap the cornstarch for 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum. It’s low-carb, keto-friendly, and corn-free.
3 ingredient Stir Fry Sauce

Healthy Stir Fry Sauce Options

To make this sauce healthier you can use some of the below options:

  • Peanut Oil has a healthier profile than sesame oil for Asian recipes because it contains fewer phytosterols and more monounsaturated fats, and more iron. Of course, avocado oil or olive oil are even healthier but you will miss the Asian flavors of nut or seed oils.
  • Coconut Aminos are soy-free and often easier to digest than soy sauce.
  • Arrowroot Flour or xanthan gum are corn-free and therefore easier to digest by most people.
  • Sugar-free – don’t add any sweetener to the sauce.

Storage

You can store this stir fry sauce in the fridge in a sealed jar for up to 1 week.

It’s also possible to freeze the sauce and use frozen or thaw the day before in the fridge.

Have you made this sauce for stir fry? Leave a comment or review below to let me know how much you love it!

3 ingredient Stir Fry Sauce

3-Ingredient Stir Fry Sauce

This 3-Ingredient Stir Fry Sauce is an easy stir fry sauce to cook any Asian meals, vegetables, or chicken and adds flavor to your dish in a minute. Plus, this stir fry sauce recipe is also gluten-free and low-carb.
Prep: 3 mins
Total: 3 mins
Yield: 2 servings (1/4 cup)
Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition

Net Carbs 4.6g
Fat 7.1g
Protein 6.1g
Calories 104.3kcal
5 from 159 votes
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup Soy Sauce or tamari sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Peanut Oil or sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch or 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum for low-carb option

Optional flavor booster

Instructions

  • In a glass mason jar, add all ingredients and shake to combine.
  • Stir fry your meat or vegetable with sesame oil, garlic, onion, and fresh ginger. After 4-5 minutes, or when the meat is cooked through, pour the stir fry sauce and keep cooking, stirring until it slightly thickens and the sauce is glossy
  • Adjust salt, pepper, or chili flakes at the end. Add more sauce if needed.

Storage

  • Store sauce in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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Nutrition Facts
3-Ingredient Stir Fry Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 104.3 Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.1g11%
Saturated Fat 1.2g8%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.2g
Sodium 3240.1mg141%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 5.1g2%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6.1g12%
Net Carbs 4.6g
Calcium 11.6mg1%
Iron 1.4mg8%
Magnesium 23.3mg6%
Zinc 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I'm passionate about sharing easy, tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweetashoney. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

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