15 Minute Lime and Sesame Seed Chicken Stir Fry

Hello, how are you doing? Just a quick post from me today to share my recipe for this super duper speedy and delicious stir fry.

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Stir fry has become a staple part of our diets due to how quick and easy it is to make. However a majority of people just grab pre made sauces which are crazy high in salt and sugar and (in my opinion) are not actually that tasty…. I want to demonstrate how you can still whip up a beautiful stir fry cheaply and with very little effort purely with fresh ingredients. Grab several limes, soy sauce, honey plus a grating of garlic and ginger: throw it all in with some meat and veg and voila you have a delicious meal!

A few things to bear in mind:

  • The most important element of stir frying is heat (and I don’t mean the chili!). Make sure that your wok/ large frying pan is searing hot before you start cooking.
  • Keep moving the ingredients around: as the pan is so hot everything will cook very quickly so to ensure that nothing burns continually stir and shake it all up.
  • I have listed my choice of veg (bok choy, sugar snaps and broccoli) and meat (chicken breast) but use whatever you have in the house at the minute.
  • To avoid everything turning into a sticky mess slightly undercook the noodles: they should be al dente.
  • I have written this recipe for two people. If you are cooking for more people than that I would suggest using two separate frying pans if possible. I know it is more hassle but you really do not want to overcrowd your ingredients.

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Serves 2

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, finely diced
  • 3 limes
  • 3 cloves of garlic, grated
  • 4cm ginger, grated
  • 1 small red chili, finely sliced
  • 2 nests of egg noodles
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (or veg oil or coconut oil)
  • 1 large bok choy, slice up the leaves coarsely
  • 200g veg (long stem broccoli, sugar snaps)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • sliced spring onions and coriander for garnish

Method

  1. Before you prep your veg mix together the chicken breast, the juice of 1 lime and half of the ginger and garlic together in a bowl to marinate a little. Set to one side.
  2. Prep all your veg, you want them all to be cut to similar sizes.
  3. In a bowl stir together the juice of the remaining limes, the sesame seeds, the soy sauce and the honey and stir until combined. Set this to one side.
  4. In a pan of salted boiling water cook the noodles in line with the packet instructions.
  5. Set your wok or frying pan to the highest heat and pour in the oil.
  6. Add the chicken to the pan and cook for a few minutes until lightly browned.
  7. Stir in the veg, chili and the remaining ginger and garlic. Cook this for around five minutes.
  8. Drain the noodles and add them to the pan. Pour the sauce over everything and stir everything together until everything is evenly distributed and combined.
  9. Top with coriander and spring onions and serve!

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