How to make tasty chicken stir fry

chicken stir fryStir fry. Quick to make. Tasty. Healthy.

Chicken stir fry is really nice but requires minimum cooking skills, & lets you indulge afterwards without feeling guilty.

Stir fry’s easy to change according to your ingredients too: the marinade, meat, and veg can all be shifted around according to what’s available and your personal tastes, but the basic process remains the same.

Time: Under 40 minutes.

Health note: This is pretty much the healthiest dish I make regularly in terms of balancing speed to make, taste, and leaving lots of space for guilt free drink/dessert.

Weight Watchers note: This portion is only 8 Weight Watchers Pro Points but very tasty and will fill you up after a long day at work.

Kit list.

chicken stir fry kit list

  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Measuring jug
  • Spatula.

Ingredients.

chicken stir fry ingredients

  • Low-fat cooking spray
  • Chicken breast
  • 2 mushrooms
  • 1 broccoli stem
  • 1 pepper
  • Coriander (you can use dried coriander if that’s easier)
  • Pinch of black pepper.

Marinade:

  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • Juice ½ lime
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Ginger (around 1cm)
  • (A pinch of Chinese Five Spice works well if you can get it)
  • 2 teaspoons of runny-honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon corn flour.

Preparation.

First, make the marinade.

1. Add the mustard, lime juice, Chinese Five Spice, honey, soy sauce & corn flour to the measuring jug.

2. Chop the garlic and ginger and add them to the measuring jug.

3. Mix the contents of the measuring jug to form the marinade and put to one side.

Then:

4. Thinly slice the chicken

5. Slice the mushrooms

6. Slice the broccoli stem in to strips

7. Chop the coriander

Method.

1. Spray the wok with cooking spray

2. Fry the chicken strips until cooked (but not browned) and then put to one side

3. Stir the marinade then pour in to the wok – stir over the heat until it’s bubbling and thickened

4. Stir in the veg and season with black pepper, cooking for a few minutes

chicken stir fry ingredients

5. Return the chicken to the stir fry and mix in the coriander (ideally the veg will still have a little crunch)

Serve and eat.

This recipe combines my own take on the stir fry with Sara Buenfeld’s ‘Easy beef stir fry’ recipe in the ‘One Pot Meals’ book of Weight Watchers recipes.

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