Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ginger Chicken and Noodle Stir Fry.

Just popping in with this stir fry that comes with a huge disclaimer since it is one of those meals that I do on the fly. I don't measure anything, just chop some vegetables, make a sauce, boil noodles. Stir fries are not something I make often because of all the prep involved with chopping the vegetables. I hate soggy, next day, veggies.  I just make sufficient so that it is all consumed in one sitting with no leftovers. This is not so much a recipe but more of a suggestion or rough guide. I can't guarantee the precision of the amounts as I usually just eyeball the ingredients on this one. The sauce is basically a sweet/sour sauce so taste as you make it and adjust to your preference.

Ginger Chicken and Noodle Stir Fry

Servings (4-5) 
3 teaspoons vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
6 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoons honey
3 teaspoons cornflour
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
10 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts 
6 ounces baby corn ( halved length ways
3 carrots (julienned)
2 red bell peppers
1 or two small zucchini (julienned)
chow mien noodles
6 teaspoons sesame seeds


Prepare the noodles according to the packet instructions. Drain and set aside.

For the sauce: Mix vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, orange juice and honey together. Add the cornflour and stir until well combined. 

Heat the oil in a medium non-stick frying pan or wok and fry chicken for 3-4 minutes. The chicken will stick to the pan if you do not use a non stick for this.

Add the vegetables and stir fry for 4-5 mins.

Add the sauce and cook for a few minutes. 

Remove frying pan from the heat. Add the noddles to the chicken and vegetables along with the sesame seeds. Mix well and serve.


  1. Almost too pretty to dive into. Almost. ;) Great job.

  2. This looks like a great mid week meal! I have some recipes that I don't tend to put up as they're so easy but readers often enjoy them more because they're more accessible :)

  3. I love how colorful your dish is! I bet kids would gobble this right up and be none the wiser of how healthy it is =)

  4. That's one amazing photo! Those colors...those flavors! Easy to put together too. Nice.

  5. the colors are vibrant and it just looks amazing

  6. What a vibrant, fresh plate of colorful vegetables! I love a good stir fry; it's a meal that just never seems to get old. Baby corn are a rare treat though, since I don't often think to buy them. Thanks for the delicious reminder

  7. It looks amazing, so colorful! And such easy and quick recipe! I love everything about it :)

  8. what a beautiful array of colors! i love those miniature corn cobs and don't find nearly enough ways to consume them. :)

  9. Sounds delicious and what a beautiful colors!

  10. I love 'winging' it - this looks wonderful and fresh!

  11. Such beautiful dish! Don't know where to start from. I might just have the whole dish all by myself. Slurpppp.... Hope you're having a lovely day.