Sizzling stir fry

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100g noodles

1 x chicken breast (or 3-4 thighs)

½ red chilli

1 clove garlic

1cm fresh ginger

½ red onion

1 bok choi

1/2 yellow pepper

3 mushrooms

1x10ml spoon oil

1x10ml spoon soy sauce (reduced salt)



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1. Cook the noodles in boiling water. Check the packet for details.

2. While the noodles are cooking, remove any skin from the chicken and cut into strips, ideally on a red board. Thoroughly wash and dry hands after touching raw chicken. Place in the fridge, covered, until needed.

3. Prepare the vegetables with a fresh knife on a clean chopping board:

  • peel and crush the garlic;
  • de-seed and slice the chilli;
  • peel and slice the ginger;
  • slice the onion, pepper and mushrooms;
  • shred the bok choi.

4. Heat the oil in the wok or frying pan.

5. Add the onion, garlic, chilli and ginger. Allow to cook for 1 minute.

6. Add the chicken and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Check that the chicken is cooked.

7. Add the remaining vegetables and soy sauce and continue to cook for a further 2 minutes.

8. Drain the boiling hot water away from the noodles into a colander in the sink

9. Stir in the cooked noodles and cook for 2 minutes until hot.

10. Serve.


Top tips:

  • Use noodles that have already been cooked.
  • Vary the vegetables – leeks, courgettes and carrots all work well.
  • Go for tofu instead of chicken for a vegetarian alternative.
  • Other types of meat could be used, e.g. thin strips of beef or turkey.
  • Mix in ready cooked noodles or rice for a quick main meal.


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