This gluten-free chicken stir-fry is full of fresh vegetables and covered in the most flavorful, easy sauce. Serve it over hot cooked rice for a delicious meal any of night of the week!

For more Asian-inspired gluten-free recipes, check out this gluten-free beef teriyaki, grilled honey sesame chicken and baked sticky chicken.

gluten free stir fry on plate with white rice

This chicken stir-fry is one of my very favorite meals to make on busy nights! It has simple ingredients that my kids love and the sauce is out-of-this-world delicious.

We also love this simple gluten-free chicken and rice recipe on busy nights! This gluten-free teriyaki sauce is another easy favorite!

stir fry sauce whisked together in glass measuring cup

Making stir-fry gluten-free is easy once you have gluten-free soy sauce on hand. This recipe includes my favorite gluten-free stir-fry sauce.

This sauce is my go-to when I’m making any kind of stir-fry! It has simple pantry staples that come together to make the most amazing sauce.

Ingredients for You’ll Need

overhead shot of ingredients to make stir fry
  • Chicken: I typically use boneless skinless chicken breasts. Chicken thighs also work great in this recipe!
  • Vegetables: My family loves the combination of broccoli, red pepper and carrots, but you can use any combination of vegetables you like!
  • Garlic/Ginger/Green Onions: These three ingredients add so much flavor to stir-fries. Their combination is the secret to an authentic tasting stir-fry.
  • Gluten-free stir-fry sauce: This sauce is based on this recipe. The full details for the sauce are in the recipe card below.

Note: This recipe calls for tamari. Tamari is gluten-free soy sauce. Many soy sauces are made with a soybean/wheat blend, but tamari is made of 100% soybeans.

How to Make Gluten-Free Stir-Fry

season and cook chicken for stir fry
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together all the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add the chicken and cook until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan and place on a plate.
adding vegetables and sauce to pan while cooking stir fry
  • Add 1 tablespoon oil to the now empty skillet, followed by the broccoli, red pepper and carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Add the green onions, ginger and garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan. Pour in the stir-fry sauce and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until thickened and heated through.
stir fry in skillet with wooden spoon

How to Serve

This dish has all the vegetables and protein in one. Add some white or brown rice and you have a delicious meal!

I hope you like this recipe as much as we do! If you try it leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you!

More Gluten-Free Chicken Recipes

gluten free stir fry on plate with white rice
5 from 14 votes

Gluten-Free Chicken Stir-Fry

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 people
This gluten-free chicken stir-fry is full of fresh vegetables and covered in the most flavorful, easy sauce. Serve it over hot cooked rice for a delicious meal any of night of the week!

Ingredients

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup tamari gluten-free soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

For the Stir-Fry:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil divided
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup carrots shredded or thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions white and green parts
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves minced

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together all the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add the chicken and cook until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan and place on a plate.
  • Add 1 tablespoon oil to the now empty skillet, followed by the broccoli, red pepper and carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Add the green onions, ginger and garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan. Pour in the stir-fry sauce and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until thickened and heated through. Serve with hot cooked rice. Enjoy!

Notes

Ingredient Notes
  • Tamari: Tamari is gluten-free soy sauce. Many soy sauces are made with a soybean/wheat blend, but tamari is made of 100% soy beans.
  • Red pepper flakes: I only add ¼ for a little flavor. It doesn’t make the sauce spicy – just more flavorful. Add more red pepper flakes if you want a spicier sauce!

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1082mg | Potassium: 767mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4019IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Delish! The best Stir Fry I’ve ever made! Used chicken thighs, cauli-rice and added mushrooms. Used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce and monk fruit sweetener instead brown sugar.

    1. I think that would work great! I’ve had good success swapping that in myself. I hope you like it!

  2. 5 stars
    This is my favorite new fresh dinner! I love that I can throw it together in minutes and it only has a few ingredients. The leftovers the next day over salad were SO good!

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