Sunday, 11 January 2015

Thai-Style Aromatic Chicken Stir Fry Recipe.

If you had a look at my 6 goals for 2015 post you would have seen that I wanted to cook at least 2 healthy meals a week. Well the first week of 2015 has went well and I thought I would show you one of the recipes that I made. 

I made a Thai-style aromatic chicken stir fry from a recipe that I found in one of my the many recipes books that my mum has collected over the years. This recipe came from a book called '50 free original recipes by Slimming World' which she found in a charity shop.

This recipe serves 4 people and is ready in 30 minutes. Its a quick, simple and a flavour-packed stir fry best cooked minutes before you sit down.

Ingredients needed:

Low calorie cooking spray, 
4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts which needs to be cut in to strips,
2 tbsp very finely chopped lemon grass,
4cm piece root ginger, peeled and finely grated,
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed,
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped,
2-3 lime leaves, very finely shredded,
1 red pepper, cut into thin strips,
100g mangetout, halved lengthways,
1 cucumber, deseeded and cut into thin strips,
1 carrot, peeled and cut into strips,
100ml of chicken stock
2 tbsp of soy sauce, 
Chopped fresh coriander leaves.

Right lets get on with the recipe itself. 

Spray a large non-stick wok or frying pan with the low calorie cooking spray and heat until hot. Add the chicken and stir-fry over high heat for 4-5 minutes, until just cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm. 

Re-spray the pan with the cooking spray and add the lemon grass, ginger, red chilli, lime leaves, red pepper, mangetout, cucumber and carrot. Stir-fry over a high heat for 3-4 minutes and than return the chicken to the pan with the stock and soy sauce. Cook 2-3 minutes and scatter over the coriander leaves.

I did this with noodles but the book did recommend pak choi or shredded cabbage.

I loved this recipe, it was so simple even for someone who can't cook like me. What do you think of this recipe? Do you think you might give it a try? 

Do you have an recommendations for simple healthy recipes?

Hope to see you soon
Love Melissa xx

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