Chicken and beansprout stir-fry

Serves 4

2 x chicken breasts cut into slices
2 tsp light soy
2 tsp shaoxing rice wine or sherry vinegar
1 tsp corn flour

1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 x handfuls of beansprouts
8 shiitake mushrooms - sliced and soaked in hot water
1cm square cube of ginger grated
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 x red chilli chopped finely
1 tsp sugar
1tbsp light soy sauce
Bok choy - optional
1/2 tsp sesame oil

Firstly marinade the chicken in the soy, rice wine and corn flour for approximately 20minutes... this is literally the holy trinity of chinese cooking. It keeps your chicken tender when frying under hard heat and therefore making it really juicy and also adding great flavour. I promise you, it'll change your life for stir frying.

Here's a cheat find of mine...head to Sainsbury's or Waitrose and buy their frozen garlic, ginger and chilli all fresh straight from the freezer and ready chopped - bliss! Always used in stir fries and useful for other dishes too its half your prepping time instantly.

In a wok, add the oil and when hot add chilli, ginger and garlic. After about a minute add the chicken and fry until turning brown. Take out of the wok and set aside. 

Add a little sesame oil to the wok and add the mushrooms and fry for 2 minutes adding a tbsp of water to create some steam and help with cooking. Add the bok choy if using and return the chicken to the wok. Fry for another 2 minutes.

Add the beansprouts, sugar and second lot of soy sauce and cook lightly for 1 minute until the sprouts are slightly translucent. 

Serve immediately with steamed rice.

I added the bok choy as I had it in the fridge however it is totally optional and think it as an added bonus however not necessary. 

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  1. Yesterday, my husband asked me to cook a Stir Fried Chicken like to the food that we always order in the restaurant. And finally, I found your article that can teach me to cook this recipe. Thank you for sharing this one.

    1. more than welcome! we cook a lot of Asian dishes so will hopefully post a few more goodies soon. sorry an rsvp has taken so long only just seen your comment! x

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  3. This looks delectable! Thank you so much for sharing. :)