Choosing to be gluten-free requires vigilance in your diet and a firm grasp on identifying what foods are free from this common protein. In essence, being gluten-free means eliminating wheat, barley, rye, and other grains that contain gluten from your diet. You’ll be happy to know that many of your favorite foods such as boneless chicken breasts, colorful bell peppers, carrots, zucchinis, onions, garlic, and ginger naturally do not contain gluten. Even condiments like gluten-free soy sauce, rice vinegar, and chicken broth can be easily incorporated into a gluten-free diet. The recipe ingredients also mention ensuring your cornstarch is gluten-free, underscoring the importance of reading labels and having a keen awareness of what you’re consuming. Adopting a gluten-free lifestyle offers numerous potential health benefits, particularly for those with celiac disease, gluten sensitiveness or wheat allergy. Some people also experience improved gut health, increased energy levels, weight loss, and a decrease in inflammation. So, why not give it a try and start reaping the benefits? Gather your ingredients, follow the recipe, add your personal twist, and enjoy your gluten-free journey. Incorporate it into your lifestyle, your body will thank you for it.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
1. 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
2. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3. 1 red bell pepper, sliced
4. 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
5. 1 carrot, julienned
6. 1 zucchini, julienned
7. 1 onion, sliced
8. 2 garlic cloves, minced
9. 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
10. Salt and pepper to taste
11. 2 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce
12. 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
13. 1 tablespoon cornstarch (ensure it is gluten-free)
14. 1/2 cup chicken broth (check label to ensure it is gluten-free)
15. Optional: sesame seeds or sliced green onions for garnish
1. Begin by heating the vegetable oil in a large pan or wok over medium-high heat.
2. Add in the chicken strips and season with salt and pepper. Cook until chicken is no longer pink (about 5-7 minutes).
3. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
4. Using the same pan, add in the bell peppers, carrot, zucchini, onion, garlic, and ginger. Stir constantly while cooking until vegetables are softened, which will usually take about 5 minutes.
5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the gluten-free soy sauce, rice vinegar, cornstarch, and chicken broth, making sure there are no clumps.
6. Pour this sauce into the pan with the cooked vegetables and add the cooked chicken back into the pan as well.
7. Stir everything until all ingredients are coated in the sauce. Cook for a few more minutes until the sauce has thickened.
8. Remove from heat.
9. Garnish with sesame seeds or sliced green onions, if desired.
10. Serve hot. You can enjoy this dish on its own or serve it with gluten-free noodles or brown rice.
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