Homemade Stir Fry Sauce

This Homemade Stir Fry Sauce adds amazing flavor to your favorite Asian stir fry recipes!

A super fast, 5-minute sauce that can be used in so many ways in addition to a stir fry. Use as a sauce for shrimp, chicken or steak or drizzle it over fried rice for extra flavor!

A glass cup filled with Stir Fry Sauce next to a bowl of sesame seeds on a wooden board

Easy, 5-Minute Stir Fry Sauce

Homemade Stir Fry Sauce may sound like a complicated thing to make, but it’s not. There’s nothing to it besides adding all the ingredients to a pot and letting them boil for a few minutes to thicken up.

It’s definitely worth taking a few minutes to make this sauce, which adds incredible flavor to even the simplest recipes!

If you are worried that adding sauce to your recipes will make it unhealthy, fear not. This sauce has only one teaspoon of sesame oil in it, so it’s actually very low in fat and calories.

pork stir fry in a bowl topped with sesame seeds

Ingredients For Stir Fry Sauce

Although stir fry sauce adds a satisfying kick to your favorite dishes, it’s a surprisingly simple sauce to make! And that’s the way it should be right? Minimal effort with maximum reward.

Here is what you will need:

  • (Low Sodium) Soy sauce
  • (Low sodium) Chicken broth
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Dry sherry or Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Oyster sauce
  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch

How to Make It

One of the things that makes this the BEST stir fry sauce recipe is how quickly it comes together. From start to finish it’s ready in under 10 minutes. Here’s how you do it:

  • Combine the soy sauce, broth, ginger, sherry, sesame oil and oyster sauce. Add them to a saucepan, mix to combine and bring to a boil.
  • Make a cornstarch slurry: In a small bowl, combine the corn starch and water with a whisk. Add it to the saucepan and mix to combine.
  • Simmer: Cook the sauce over low heat for 5 minutes
  • Get Cooking: That’s it! You’re ready to get your wok on!
A big glass pitcher filled with homemade Stir Fry Sauce next to a bowl of sesame seeds

Ways to Use This Stir Fry Sauce

Follow your favorite chicken stir fry or beef stir fry recipe or you can simply grab some shredded chicken and steamed broccoli and toss it together with this sauce. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Cooked white or brown rice on the side is also must for my family – we go through tons of it. And since this sauce uses soy sauce in it, we dump it all over our rice too.

We also love using this stir fry sauce with our Asian Chicken and Brussels Sprouts recipe, which has become one of our favorite repeat dinners. The boys ask for it ALL the time.

Try using this sauce on this Shrimp Fried Rice recipe and even this Steak & Green Bean, stir fry – it’s so delicious on beef!

It would be almost impossible to list all the ways we use this sauce at home, any protein like chicken, fish, pork or shrimp is an obvious choice. We even use it on these low carb chicken and broccoli meatballs!

These Easy Chicken and Broccoli Meatballs get tossed in our easy stir fry sauce!

How Long Does Homemade Stir Fry Sauce Last In The Fridge?

We keep this super tasty stir fry sauce it in the fridge and use it all week long. Our boys like to dip chicken fingers in it too…it’s actually replaced honey mustard sauce for them at the moment.

Just keep it in an air tight container and pull it out anytime for dipping or when you’re ready to make your next stir fry. Add the sauce to your wok and use it like any store bought stir fry sauce.

We’ve updated this recipe after years of enjoying it, making it even easier to put together (no cooking!).

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Homemade Stir Fry Sauce only takes 5 minutes to make

Homemade Stir Fry Sauce

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: No Cook
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 2 Cups 1x

This Homemade Stir Fry Sauce is all you need for your Asian dinner recipes. You can also use it for as a dipping sauce for chicken, steak or even vegetables!



  • 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced or grated garlic
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry or rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 12 tablespoons of sugar (start with one and then add more if you want a sweeter sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl or a container with a tight lid. Whisk the ingredients together and/or shake until combined.
  2. Use the sauce in your favorite stir fry recipe or store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Make sure to whisk the sauce back together if it’s been sitting in the refrigerator before using. Note: The sauce will thicken as you add it to a hot skillet and it comes to a simmer.

Recipe Notes

Store: Store stir fry sauce in an air tight container or mason jar in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Freeze: You can also freeze stir fry sauce for up to 6 months in the freezer. A great way to do this is to freeze in ice cube trays or Souper Cubes. That way you can take out a small portion for individual use.

  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Aisan

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23 Responses
  1. Eric

    So “freshly grated ginger”, is that a dry hunk of ginger root or do I buy the wet stuff that comes in a jar that I see in the asian aisle at the grocery store?
    Forgive my ignorance, I’ve never cooked with ginger before.

    1. Dan

      You can buy either! Actually there’s a tube of it too, which I find pretty helpful. Fresh ginger is amazing though if you haven’t ever tried cooking with it. You can peel it and then cut it into pieces and freeze it, then shave it with a grater or microplane right from frozen!

    2. Lynn

      You can peel ginger root, put it in a container filled with Dry Vermouth, and store in the fridge almost forever! Slice or shred when needed, the ginger will infuse the Vermouth, and you can put a couple of teaspoons in scrambled eggs with scallions and that is awesome!!!

    1. Dan

      I don’t really know anything about canning so I can’t say for sure. It does last in the refrigerator for about a week!

    1. Dan

      It is a stir fry sauce with all Asian ingredients that are salty in nature. Did you try the sauce on its own or mixed with stir fry ingredients?

  2. Jan

    The recipe says it makes 1.5 cups, but then the serving size says 1/2 c., 4 servings. Does that mean there are 12 servings in a batch? I’m confused.

      1. Jeanne Gold

        I’m still confused. 1 c broth + 1/2 c soy sauce is 1 1/2 c. The small amounts of the remaining ingredients are insufficient to yield an additional cup.

        This suggests it makes 1 1/2 cups to serve 3 (1/2 c) servings.

    1. Dan

      I have not tried freezing this sauce but if you do, let me know! I imagine it can be frozen so give it a try. You can keep this sauce in your refrigerator for up to a week.

  3. mavee125

    This home-made stir fry sauce is surely a must try! I chose a low-sodium soy sauce and it really is great. So love it! Glad my alternative ingredients are always available at Karman Foods. Recipes always turned out great. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Shelby

    I liked it though I added a bit more sugar and some garlic chili paste. I think it’s a bit salty and heavy on soy. I would make this again, but cut the soy sauce down to 1/4 cup. Otherwise good.

      1. Dan

        Just remember that this is a sauce for stir fry, so to taste it straight up might be a bit strong. However, once tossed into a stir fry the flavor is perfect. Also if it’s too strong of a soy flavor you could try using a low sodium soy sauce as well.

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