Basic Chicken & Vegetable stir-fry


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• 2 tablespoons peanut oil (see note)
• 3 chicken breast fillets, trimmed, cut across the grain into thin strips
• 1 brown onion, cut into thin wedges
• 1 red capsicum, deseeded, cut into thin strips
• 250g button mushrooms or mushroom caps, sliced
• 1 bunch broccolini, cut into 4cm lengths
• 2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely grated or chopped
• 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
• 2 fresh chillies, deseeded if desired, thinly sliced
• 2 tablespoons salt-reduced soy sauce
• 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
• 1 tablespoon water
• 100g bean sprouts, to serve
• Coriander leaves, to serve
• Cooked white rice or noodles, to serve

• STEP 1 – Heat wok over high heat for about 1 minute. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil and swirl it around the wok to coat the entire cooking surface and heat for 30-60 seconds or until very hot. Add half the chicken strips and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes or until the chicken is sealed and just cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside. Add about half the remaining peanut oil to the wok and repeat the process with the remaining chicken strips.

• STEP 2 – Add the remaining oil to the wok and heat over high heat until hot. Add the onion and capsicum and stir-fry for 2 minutes.

• STEP 3 – Add the mushrooms and broccolini and stir-fry for a further 2 minutes. Add the ginger, garlic and chillies. Season with salt and stir-fry for 1 minute or until aromatic.

• STEP 4 – Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce and water and toss for about 1 minute. Return the chicken to the wok and stir until the vegetables and chicken are coated with the sauces and the vegetables are tender crisp.

• STEP 5 – Remove the wok from the heat, toss through the bean sprouts and coriander and serve the stir-fry immediately with cooked rice or noodles