Low Oxalate Chicken Stirfry

Low Oxalate Chicken Stirfry

So this post is all about a healthy and tasty low oxalate chicken stirfry recipe.  I decided after doing more research and getting some feedback, that I need to remake this recipe.   I believe the ingredients now are much better for those who suffer from kidney stones, and I think the pictures look way better than they did before!  Read on!

Low Oxalate Chicken Stirfry Kidney Stones

So originally I has started writing about low oxalate recipes and kidney stones because my wife Heather has been dealing with them for a number of years.  There were days where she was unable to get out of bed because the pain was so intense.  After doing more research I found out that over 1 million people in just the US along suffer from kidney stones and I wanted to do my part to help!  I can’t help medically, but I sure can help culinarily (not a word, but I’m totally creating it right now!)  For a recap of items that are high (and low) in oxalate, head over to my beef cabbage wraps post.

My original chicken stirfry recipe I had here contained soy sauce, and even though it was gluten free, it’s still soy and the kidneys have a hard time processing it, especially if the kidneys are extra sensitive to oxalate.  Scratched that!

Garlic Honey Stir Fry Sauce

Instead of soy sauce I slowly cooked some chopped garlic in a pot.  The key to making thie garlic is to cook it slow and let it get brown and sticky.  If garlic overcooks even a little bit, it turns bitter and has to be thrown out!  Once the garlic hits this delicious sticky stage, I add in some honey (low oxalate) and let it bubble and reduce a bit.  I make sure not to reduce too much as I can also burn the honey too!  I add in some rice wine vinegar.  BE CAREFUL!  The vinegar will make the whole pot bubble so make sure to use a lid to cover yourself from getting burned!  It will be worth it though.  I add in some chicken stock and reduce to concentrate the flavor, and spice it up with my favorite hot sauce.  Season and go!  It won’t be a super thick sauce, but full of flavor.

Low Oxalate Vegetables

 

Low Oxalate Vegetables Chopped

For the vegetables I went with red cabbage, cremini mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, carrots, cauliflower and some green onions.  The only one that isn’t low oxalate is the carrots, but they only a moderate amount.  Use sparingly depending on your sensitivity!  I think the color combinations work out well (It’s all about the photos baby!) and keep kidney stones at bay

Rice Noodles

For the noodles I just used stick rice noodles.  The ingredients of these noodles are literally water and rice.  Perfect for low oxalate diets!

 

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Low Oxalate Chicken Stirfry
Low Oxalate Ginger Chicken Stirfry
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Entree, Gluten Free
Cuisine: Asian, Healthy
Servings: 4
Ingredients
Stirfry Mix
  • 1 lb. cooked chicken, dark meat or light meat I like using cooked chicken. It can just be added into the dish and heated through.
  • 4 cups purple cabbage, sliced
  • 4 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups peeled carrots
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup slant cut green onions
  • 1 handful enoki mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 package rice noodles
Stirfry Sauce
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp favorite hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
Instructions
Stirfry Sauce
  1. Heat up the oil in a small pot with the garlic.  Make sure the garlic is cooked on low to medium heat.  You want to make brown sticky garlic, not black.  

  2. Once the garlic is browned, add in the honey and let bubble for a moment.  Then add in the vinegar and cover with a lid to make sure you don't get burned by the bubbling.

  3. Add in the chicken stock and reduce by half.  Season with salt and pepper and add your favorite hot sauce.  

Stirfry Mix
  1. Cook the noodles according to the directions on the bag.  Drain, cool, and set aside.

  2. Heat up the oil in a large wok.  Cook the vegetables according to the degree of hardness (cauliflower, mushrooms, cabbage, carrots) and add in the chicken last.  The key is to stirfry so make sure not to fill the pan too full.  It may be helpful to do the vegetables in batches depending on how big your wok is.

  3. Once the vegetables are well caramelized, add in the chicken and noodles and heat through.  Add in the stirfry sauce and mix well.  Don't reduce the sauce anymore as it may become too salty.  Garnish with green onions and serve!

The best part about chicken stirfry recipes is that they are pretty easy to make. You can add in whatever kind of vegetables you want, and this works out really well for low oxalate diets.  Hopefully this gets you one step closer to not having to deal with kidney stones anymore.

 

 

25 thoughts on “Low Oxalate Chicken Stirfry”

  1. Just for some info, as my husband has been referred to a low oxelate diet, soy sauce is a high oxelate food so you may want to avoid it as well! Very difficult.

    1. Hi Meghan! Yes my apologies! I will be updating this recipe as well as focusing on more low oxalate foods and recipes in the coming months! Thanks for the feedback! If you would like feel free to sign up for my newsletter and then you will know when I post more recipes pertaining to a kidney sensitive diet. Thanks for checking out my blog!

    2. Once in a while is not going to give you kidney stone…Moderation is key and lots of water….I do go Japanese once in a while….

  2. I have also been struggling with kidney stones more frequently. Dr has suggested low oxalate plus low carb and there is very limited things to choose from. So appreciate the recipe!

    1. Hi Kerri! Thank you for the food blog love! I will be focusing more on Low Oxalate recipes in the future. If you sign up for my newsletter (Unless you already have) You will stay up to date with the latest recipes. Appreciate you stopping by!

    1. Hi Dianne! Did you sign up for my newsletter? You will definitely get updates and new low oxalate recipes which hopefully will help! Thanks for coming by!

  3. Hello, just a few questions.
    I read carrots were on the high oxalate list. Is it? I’ve seen it as both.
    Can I use olive oil instead of veg oil?
    Thanks for the recipes. I’m going to try this over the weekend.

    1. Hi Katherine! Thanks for the comment! Yeah I’ve mostly seen carrots on the “moderate” size for oxalate. A lot of it boils down to portion sizes too, but I like the color id carrots too haha. I hope this helps!

      1. Hi, my husband suffers from kidney stones too and has done loads of research into oxalate levels in food, carrots are high when raw and moderate when cook, i am signing up right now to get more recipes. I can’t wait to try out your recipes as we as a family ( 2 adults, 3 kids) are so bored with the bland food that is low oxalate living!

        1. Thanks for the kind words Kellie! yeah when I first found out about a lox oxalate diet I was shocked at how many foods weren’t the best for this type of diet!

      2. it is always about portion size! I am a nurse that specializes in stone prevention.
        Sodium, calcium, sugar, fluids, protein. All play a part, not just oxalate! The kidney stone diet is what we call it.

  4. stir frying veggies though is tasty is not as good as boiling them to get rid of the veggie Oxalate.
    I found a relatively new Oxalate Enzymatic called Nephure wihich is under double blind studies now. Trying that.

  5. Wow, thanks for the “substitute for soy sauce” recipe. I’ve jumped all over that – I wonder if Worcestershire Sauce is low Oxalate? I cook for my sister who is both a kidney stone sufferer and a diabetic, along with being very texture sensitive. Thanks for the great recipes.

    1. Hi Wanda! Not sure if Worchestershire is low oxalate. I think it would depend on the amount you use as I think the sodium content would play a role. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Haven’t tried this yet but I love how you’ve taken the time to do this for us. Thank you and looking forward to your recipes.

  7. Good afternoon! My husband is on low oxalate, low carb, low protein, low sodium, low fat and high calcium diet! I would welcome recipes as it is so hard go find tasty food. Thank uou for sharing. Definitely is a blessing to those in need.

    1. Hi Debbie! I have some other recipes on this site if you search “low oxalate” in the search bar.

      Also I have a meal plan program designed for the low oxalate program. They are downloadable 5 day meal plans available in the members area if my site.

      Just head here and you can sign up:

      http://freshmenuplanner.com/sign-up/

      Take care!

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