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stir fry sauce whisked together in glass measuring cup

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Gluten-Free Stir-Fry Sauce

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together all the ingredients.
  • Add to your favorite stir fry recipe as needed. Allow the sauce to cook with your stir fry until thickened, about 2- 4 minutes.


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!
Make-Ahead Options:
  • Whisk the ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. Heat a saucepan to medium-high and add the sauce.
  • Heat it until thickened, whisking as needed, about 5 minutes.
  • After it's cooked transfer the sauce to a storage container and store for up to 1 week.



Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1732mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg