A substantial and healthy recipe for Chicken Stir-Fry with noodles and pak choi

1 x pack (± 400 g) mini chicken fillets (or use prawns/steak)
2 t (10 ml) cornstarch (maizena)
1 x 200 ml Ina Paarman’s Honey & Soy Coat & Cook Sauce
canola oil
250 g Chinese egg noodles
± 1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman’s Garlic Pepper Seasoning
¼ cup (60 ml) sherry (optional)
200-250 g button mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 T (15 ml) freshly grated ginger
1 bunch spring onions, finely sliced
200 g pak choi, loosen the leaves and slice big ones in half lengthways – you can replace with cabbage
1 x 25 g Ina Paarman’s Liquid Chicken Stock
½ cup (125 ml) water

How to
Toss the chicken in a zip-lock bag, with the cornstarch, add 3T (45 ml) of the Honey & Soy Sauce and 3T of canola oil. Massage the bag to coat the chicken. Leave to marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Cook the Chinese noodles according to pack instructions. Drain, return to the pot and add Garlic Pepper Seasoning and 2T (30 ml) of oil. Leave to stand.

Dry heat a large frying pan or wok, no need to add oil to the pan.Put the chicken in a single layer in the pan or wok. Allow to brown, without stirring, turn and briefly cook the other side. Do not overcook. Transfer chicken to a medium size bowl.

Add sherry to the pan and reduce by half. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan, stir-fry the mushrooms very briefly (they must not draw water), add garlic, ginger and half of the spring onions.

Stir-fry for 1 minute to wake up the flavours. Add the pak-choi and stir-fry for another minute.

Add the Chicken Stock and water, bring to the boil and add the remaining Honey & Soy Sauce.

Return the chicken to the pan together with the cooked noodles and heat through. Sprinkle reserved spring onions over the dish and serve.

Recipe provided by Bibby’s Kitchen @ 36, a food blog by Dianne Bibby. For more details on monthly cooking classes hosted in Johannesburg, email [email protected].

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