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Spicy Chicken Stir Fry

½ Tsp Ground Turmeric                                                                                  2.5ml Ground Turmeric

½ Tsp Ground Ginger                                                                                      2.5ml Ground Ginger

1Tsp Salt & Black Pepper                                                                               5ml Salt & Ground Black Pepper

2 Tsp Ground Cumin                                                                                       10ml Ground Cumin

1 Tbsp Ground Coriander                                                                                15ml Ground cilantro

1 Tbsp Caster Sugar                                                                                       15ml Superfine Sugar

450g Chicken Breast Fillet                                                                               1lb Chicken Breast Fillet

1 Bunch of Spring Onions                                                                                1 Bunch of Scallions

4 Celery Sticks                                                                                                 4 Celery Sticks

2 Red Bell Peppers                                                                                          2 Red Bell Peppers

1 Yellow Bell Pepper                                                                                        1 Yellow Bell Pepper

 175g Courgettes                                                                                             ¾ Cup of Zucchini

175g Mangetouts                                                                                             ¾ Cup of Snow Peas

3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil                                                                                       45ml Vegetable Oil

1 Tbsp Lime Juice                                                                                            15ml Lime Juice

1 Tbsp Clear Honey                                                                                         15ml Clear Honey

Serves 4

Preparation: 10 Minutes                                                                               Cooking: 20 Minutes

  1. Mix together the turmeric, ginger, salt, pepper, cumin, coriander/cilantro and sugar in a bowl well combined.

  2. Cut the chicken into bitesize strips. Add the spice mix to the chicken and coat the pieces thoroughly.

  3. Prepare the vegetables, cut the spring onions/scallions, celery and peppers into 5cm/2in long thin strips. Cut the courgettes/zucchini at a slight angle into thin rounds and trim the mangetout/snowpeas.

  4. Heat 30ml-2tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan or wok. Stir-fry the chicken in batches until cooked through and golden brown, adding a little more oil if you need to. Remove the chicken from the pan and keep warm.

  5. Add a little more oil to the pan and cook the onions, celery, peppers and courgettes over a medium heat for about 8-10 minutes, or until they are beginning to soften and turn golden. Add the mangetout and cook for a further 2 minutes.

  6. Return the chicken to the pan adding the lime juice and honey, cook for 2 minutes adjust the seasoning and serve straight away.

    Cook’s Tip; If you find this dish too spicy you could add some sour cream or plain yogurt, when you serve. Great with plain boiled rice or egg noodles.

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