Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Chicken Heart Stir Fry

Chicken Heart Stir Fry2__No Sugarless Gum

Perhaps you can already see a problem with this picture, which is: no chicken hearts.  That’s because they were frozen when I went to make this.  I’m planning on retaking the picture but probably won’t.

I’ve been trying to figure out ways to get more offal into my diet.  Why?  Because organs are absolutely packed with vitamins and minerals and are really cheap!  My first experience eating offal was when I slow-cooked a whole duck.  I didn’t realize all the organs had been stuffed in the cavity!  And I also didn’t realize I had been eating them.  But, they were delicious, so I tried cooking them on purpose.

I started with liver, because people call it “the gateway organ.”  But I couldn’t get past the texture.  The taste was great though, so I might try to figure out something else to do with it.

Next I tried chicken hearts, because I didn’t see anything else in the store.  I found that they can be a little rubbery when not slow cooked in a duck, so I sliced them really thin for this stir fry and that made them palatable for me.

I encourage you to give them a try!  Just make sure you remember to thaw them.


  • 1 lb chicken hearts
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of broccoli
  • 8 radishes
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon of fish sauce
  • 1 pinch of gray sea salt


Heat the oven to 425˚.

Cut the ends off the spaghetti squash and scoop out the innards like you would a pumpkin.

Make one slice lengthwise in the squash to create an opening (this lets the “noodles” stay nice and long instead of cutting them in half, but you could do it whichever way you want to).

Bake for 35 minutes and let cool.

When cool enough to handle, scrape the “noodles” from the squash.

Wash chicken hearts and finely slice.

Cut chicken into cubes.

Put a pan over medium-high heat and add the chicken parts, coconut aminos, fish sauce and stir.

Wash and cut your vegetables.  I like to slice the radishes really thin using my mandolin.

Once the chicken has cooked on the outside, add the vegetables and stir.

When the chicken is cooked and vegetables are tender, add the spaghetti squash and stir for about a minute.

Elimination Diet safe: No.

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