Fresh, hot and spicy. This dish is full of oriental flavour. I made it with noodles but rice would work too.
Packed full of mange tout, fresh chilli, peppers and onion it’s a plateful of crunchy deliciousness that’s so good for you.
If you can marinate the chicken overnight all the better but don’t worry if not it will still be lovely.
2 chicken breasts (cut into thin strips)
1 lemongrass stalk (peeled and sliced thin)
1 red chilli ( thinly sliced)
2 garlic cloves – minced
2 tablespoons chilli oil
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 small red onion ( cut into strips)
12 mange tout
2 handfuls of beans sprouts
Half a red pepper – cubed
Half teaspoons salt
Half teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornflour
1 tablespoon ketjap manis
Handful of coriander to serve (optional)
Put your chicken strips, lemongrass, garlic, 1 tablespoon of chilli oil and fish sauce into a large bowl and mix together. Cover and leave overnight if time permitting. If not just set aside.
Heat your oil in a wok and pan fry your onion strips to caramelise. Add your your bowl of ingredients that you have marinated and stir fry for a couple of minutes. Now add your mange tout, pepper and bean sprouts and continue to pan fry for another 5 minutes or so until they soften.
Add the salt and sugar stirring all the time for another minute or so.
Throw in the soy sauce, ketjap manis and water.
Get a small measuring cup and scoop out about 2 tablespoons of the liquid and mix with the cornflour. Now stir it back into the pan of ingredients. Continue to cook stirring all the time until the sauce begins to thicken. Always ensure you add the cornflour to liquid before stirring into ingredients otherwise it can separate and not stir into the mix properly.
Once ready toss your noodles into the stir fry mixture and serve.
Tip: Top with loads of fresh coriander if you love it. It gives it such an elevated flavour.