Chicken stir-fry

    1 hour 20 min

    A quick and easy dish to prepare, this chicken stir-fry is packed with veggies. Try adding bean sprouts, corn, mangetout or any of your favourite vegetables. Serve it with white or brown rice, or noodles.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 375g white rice
    • 950ml water
    • 160ml soy sauce
    • 55g brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
    • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 1 green pepper, sliced into matchsticks
    • 225g sliced water chestnuts, drained
    • 1 head broccoli, broken into florets
    • 120g sliced carrots
    • 1 onion, cut into large chunks
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Bring rice and water to the boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until rice is tender, and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
    2. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar and cornflour in a small bowl; stir until smooth. Mix ginger, garlic and chilli flakes into sauce; coat chicken with marinade and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
    3. Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir green pepper, water chestnuts, broccoli, carrots and onion until just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove vegetables from pan and keep warm.
    4. Remove chicken from marinade, reserving liquid. Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in pan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chicken until slightly pink on the inside, about 2 minutes per side; return vegetables and reserved marinade to pan. Bring to the boil; cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve over rice.

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    I made the marinade for the chicken according to recipe. Instead of the vegetables called for, I used a bag of frozen stir fry vegetables because that is what I had on hand. I cooked it as directed. The chicken was tender and the sauce was very flavorful. We loved it and this will be my new chicken stir-fry recipe. Thank you.  -  08 Oct 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Really great recipe! I added snap peas because I love them. I also added some hot oil to give it a little more kick. (We like spicy stuff!) Will make this again.  -  29 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this was decent. I liked it but it needed a little more asian flavor to it for my liking. It was not bad though!  -  02 Jul 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)