At the moment stir fries are a regular feature on our weekly meal plans. I tend to plan them at the start of the week. If I know I have a full day on Monday for example, as part of my weekly preparation session on the weekend I will cut up veggies, so they are ready to go for a stir fry. It just makes life that little bit easier.
This is a simple stir fry that the kids like. They particularly like the cashews!
To make the sauce I use Pureharvest Tamari soy sauce which is gluten free, you could use regular soy sauce if you wish.
- 1kg chicken breast (you could use thigh if you prefer)
- 1 large red capsicum
- 2 bunches broccolini
- 2 large carrots
- 125 gms snow peas
- 3 garlic cloves
- 3 tsp freshly grated ginger
- 1 cup cashews, roasted
- 3 tsps arrowroot (or cornflour)
- 3 tbsp Pureharvest Tamari soy sauce (or regular soy sauce)
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- ⅓ cup good quality veggie or chicken stock
- Rice to serve
- Finely grate ginger, chop carrots, capsicum and trim snow peas and trim and halve broccolini.
- Slice chicken into thin pieces. Combine the arrowroot (or cornflour), 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 ½ tbsp Tamari soy sauce in a medium bowl and mix. Add the chicken and mix again.
- If you are having rice, prepare as per preferred method.
- Heat remaining coconut oil in wok or frying pan. Add garlic and ginger and stir for a minute or two.
- Add chicken mixture and brown stirring frequently. Once chicken is cooked add all vegetables stir fry for a minute or so. Then add the stock and remaining tamari soy sauce and cook for a few minutes until thickened.
- Turn off heat, add cashews and stir through.
- Serve as is or on a bed of rice.
Our weekly menu plan
Week Commencing 16th Mar
|Mon||Chicken stir fry|
|Wed||Sausages and crispy mashed potato mounds|
|Thu||New recipe - slow cooker chicken tacos|
|Fri||Sweet potato hash, eggs and avocado|
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What are your favourite ingredients for a stir fry?