Thursday, 23 August 2012

Playing with recipes ( Chicken Stir-Fry )

This recipe is a winner any day and you wouldn't believe how easy it is to prepare. I first saw Paula Deen prepare this on food network channel and i noticed all the ingredients she used are things i could find in the market and that was when i developed the urge to prepare whatever i see on tv that appeals to my tummy and search for more wonderful recipes, that way we get to have more options at the table and make everyday feel like a celebration and special, prior to this i had an idea everything i see them prepare on tv i s a 'no go area' for me because there is no way i would be able to get the complete ingredients down here and even if i find them they will be super expensive but i was so wrong! 
So basically this was the first continental recipe i played with and it was a great success, and then i decided to continue playing with others too sometimes i look at the store in my kitchen, search for what i can make with whatever i find and i have never been disappointed, cant speak for the others that eat it thou (hehehe).
What really made me fall in love with stir-fry in general is that its a very healthy meal and its an opportunity to eat a lot of vegetables with plenty of vitamins plus it is so fast to prepare. I have prepared this several times and each time i prepare it,something changes depending on what i see when i open my fridge or freezer, you can use beef, pork, chicken or turkey whatever kind of meat you like or have at that point in time can serve
  • vegetable oil
  • sesame oil
  • boneless, skinless chicken breast (you should always have these in your freezer they always come in handy)
  • broccoli
  • mushrooms
  • carrots
  • red bell pepper
  • yellow bell pepper
  • green pepper
  • onion
  • can water chestnuts
  • chicken broth (chicken stock)
  • hoisin sauce
  • soy sauce
  • powdered ginger
  • cornstarch or cornflour
1. Slice the chicken into very small pieces, cut all the vegetables into bite size i.e the carrots, mushroom, red, yellow and green pepper, broccoli, can water chestnuts and onions.
2. In a large skillet,wok or pan, heat the oils (vegetable and sesame oil about a tablespoon each depending on the amount of chicken you are preparing). Add the chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
3. Pour in the broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, pepper, and onions and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
4. Stir in the water chestnuts.
5. In a small bowl, combine chicken broth (stock), hoisin sauce, soy sauce ( a table spoon not too much or it becomes too salty), ginger and corn starch or corn flour, mix them together until smooth.
6. Add the mixture to the chicken on fire and bring to a boil over medium - high heat.
7. reduce heat to medium- low, and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, or until sauce thickens.
8. Serve over hot cooked rice

Chicken Stir-fry with Rice
This is a very easy one guys try it out and let me know how it goes. Bon app├ętit.


  1. yes indeed. its my all time best. i just learnt a new one now though. welldone. you are boundless...

  2. Thank you very much Alu. Feel free to share your recipe anytime too. Thank you once again