Recipe For Chicken Stir Fry

Since I have been blogging I have come across a lot of queries for dishes that I consider run of the mill. Chicken stir fry is one of them. If I had not seen a query for one, I would never have through to write down what goes into my stir fry. The dish will change a bit depending on my mood, what is in my fridge and what my taste buds are calling for. However, when I decided to write down a recipe for a stir fry I bought the ingredients I would most likely use time and time again. To me, chicken is the easiest protein to stir fry. There is very little risk of it being dry, under cooked or even over cooked. It is easy to slice and takes on robust flavours well. It is also an ingredient easily available, no matter where you live. There are no fancy tricks to getting a stir fry right. You need a wok preferably as it conducts heat better. Luckily for me I have a serious gas burner as this works best when stir frying. But, an ordinary large frying pan and an electric hob will work just as well. You need an oil that does not have a low smoke point – olive oil is not good for stir frying and peanut or ground nut oil is best. You need to cut the vegetables uniformly and add them to the wok in the order they need to cook in – the ones that take the longest get added first. Use my stir fry recipe as a guideline to get you started if you have never made a stir fry before, or use it as inspiration for your next stir fry meal if this is something you cook often.

do you enjoy stir frying?

Chicken Stir Fry
Chicken Stir Fry

Chicken Stir Fry
 
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced
  • 5mls cornflour
  • 10mls soy sauce
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 2.5mls sambal oelek
  • 5mls galangal paste
  • 15mls ground nut oil
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 3 baby pak choi, sliced lengthwise
  • ¼ head cauliflower, shaved to resemble rice
  • Fresh coriander for garnishing
Method
  1. Rub the cornflour into the chicken
  2. Mix together the soy, lime zest, sambal oelek and galangal
  3. Coat the chicken pieces and leave to stand for an hour
  4. Remove from the marinade
  5. Heat the oil in a wok and brown the chicken
  6. Add the pak choi and allow to wilt
  7. Add the carrots and the lime juice
  8. Serve on a bed of raw cauliflower ‘rice’
  9. Garnish with coriander and serve

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24 thoughts on “Recipe For Chicken Stir Fry

  1. I learned the hard way as a kid not to stir fry with evoo, lol…this sounds amazing!

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    1. I can imagine the smoke!

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  2. Yes, I love stir-fry, very versatile and fast…yours look delicious with the chicken and the veggies.
    Have a lovely week Tandy 🙂

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    1. Thank you Juliana, and I hope your week is good as well 🙂

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  3. A great dish and a great way to cut down on the carbs 🙂

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    1. Thank you Jerry!

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  4. That is a great idea to switch out cauliflower for rice. Hmm I wonder if my teenagers would fall for that trick…? LOL Well I will give it a try and let you know how it goes. Take care, BAM

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    1. I think they are adventurous enough to give it a go!

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  5. I’m a bit the same Tandy, I never really think about what goes into my chicken stir fry, it’s usually a ‘chicken stirfry depends on’!!
    Ie, depends on whatever is at hand or in the fridge 🙂

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    1. For sure, that is the easiest way for me as well!

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  6. I like stir fries but definitely don’t make them enough! Love the sauce for this.
    Joanne sharing the blog ♥ Recipe: Sweet Potato Chickpea Quinoa Burgers on Homemade Pretzel RollsMy Profile

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    1. This is so easy to knock up after a busy day 🙂

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  7. As good as the stir fry looks, I was really impressed with the idea of using cauliflower rice – nice one 😀

    Cheers
    CCU

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    1. Thank you CCU! I did not think of that all by myself 🙂

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  8. I love the simplicity of your recipe and the cauliflower “rice” 🙂

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    1. Thank you Tami 🙂

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  9. I love stir fries and mine also often consist of what’s in the fridge.
    Have a lovely day Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. I usually do the same Mandy 🙂

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  10. I do enjoy stir fry but I don’t make it too often. There’s so many great food that I should make a plan for a month not to forget anything 🙂
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    1. I don’t think I could plan a month ahead!

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  11. I like your idea of the cauliflower rice.
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    1. I ‘stole’ it from a friend’s blog 🙂

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  12. I love cooking stir fries. It’s such a quick and easy meal to do too. I wish I could get galangal paste here as I love the flavour and it’s very hard to find.

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    1. I was quite surprised to find it here – it was in our local Woolworths (UK Marks and Spencer) 🙂

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