Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chicken stir fry

A stir fry is an excellent way to eat lots of crunchy vegetables with plenty of vitamins retaining their original texture and flavour. The preparation might take up some of your time but the cooking time is very short as all the vegetables are sliced thinly, as is the meat and it'll all be cooked in no time.

Every time I prepare this dish, it varies. I open my fridge and use whatever I have available at that moment.
Most of the time I use beef but this time I have used chicken, the taste remains great. It is more easy as you can prepare it in advance and just reheat it during a few minutes in the microwave or oven. A great dish when you have some friends over for dinner, the only remaining thing to do, once they get there, is to cook the rice ;-).





Chicken stir-fry
4 Servings
 
Ingredients:

3 chicken breasts, sliced thinly
2tbsp cornflour, to coat the sliced chicken
1 garlic clove, crushed
1.5cm ginger, grated
chilli flakes to taste
1 tbsp + 1tbsp of vegetable oil
1 carrot, sliced
1/2 courgette, sliced
1/2 yellow onion, sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
50gr green beans
50gr broccoli florets
50gr white mushrooms
2tbsp dark soy sauce
1tbsp sweet soy sauce
1tbsp sesame oil
1/2 glass of chicken stock, hot
salt and pepper to taste


1. Slice the chicken very thin and coat it with the cornflour
2. Slice all the vegetables bite size
3. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large wok and add the garlic, ginger, chilli flakes and chicken while stirring occasionally until the chicken turns slightly golden
4. Remove the chicken from the wok and add the 2nd tbsp of oil in the wok
5. Add courgette, onion, bell pepper, green beans, broccoli and mushrooms to the wok and stir well during 5 minutes
6. Include the already cooked chicken to the vegetables and cook for another minute before adding the 2 different types of soya sauce and sesame oil, stir for another minute
7. Pour in the hot chicken stock and let it boil for another 3 to 4 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken. The stir-fry is now ready to be served immediately.
Enjoy! 

Tip: Serve with steamed basmati rice or fried rice
Tip: The chicken is cut best when it is still slightly frosted



14 comments:

  1. this is perfect for steamed basmati rice. what an practical idea!

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  2. Thanks @Michael and @SkinnyMommy

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  3. This looks like a delicious stir fry cooked to perfection. I need all the help I can get when it comes to stir fries. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the Foodbuzz top 9!

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    1. Thanks Spicie Foodie, it is such an easy recipe, as long as the vegetables remain crunchy it will be a success. :-)

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  4. Your chicken Stir Fry looks delicious. I love all the healthy and delicious ingredients used. I am always looking out for tasty and healthy recipes for my family. I am going to try this recipe:) Congratulations on Foodbuzz Top 9.

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    1. Thanks Geri, what is good is that you can use whatever fresh vegetables you have at home, you can even replace the chicken with pork or beef, like this you can put each time a different version at the table! :-)

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  5. This looks fabulous--and so healthy! :)

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  6. Lovely recipe and lovely pics!Looks delicious :)

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  7. I made this Chicken Stir Fry for dinner tonight. It was very quick and easy. The variety of colored vegetables was so fresh and delicious. I would make this again but instead of coating the chicken I would marinate it. Just out of curiosity did you coat the chicken in cornflour so that the sauce would thicken later? Thanks for this fresh inspiring dish.

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    1. I am glad you liked it. Yes the cornflour is really to thicken the sauce. Without the it, you might need to cook the stir fry too long to reduce the liquid, which, of course, has an impact on the crunchiness of the vegetables.
      The other day I was planning to make another dish but marinated the chicken in oil, wine, dried herbs and garlic, but decided to make a stir fry after all and it turned out to be very tasty :-), but I did add a tbsp of cornflour after adding the chicken stock.
      Let me know if you ever make a variation to this one. Thanks for your feedback.

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  8. This looks absolutely delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at foodepix.com.

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  9. is it healthy for me

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