24/04/2017

Under 30: Spicy Chicken and Leek Stir-fry

Welcome to another brand new series; this month we'll be creating various dishes that only take 30 minutes or less to prep and cook. As we are full time workers and gym enthusiasts, we are always looking for quick and easy (mostly healthy) recipes to make! We hope you enjoy this series and do let us know if you create any of them and what you thought!


Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

- 500g (1lb) chicken thigh fillets, cut into 2·5cm (1in) wide strips (£2.50)
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 garlic cloves, diced 
- 1 tbsp diced ginger
- 1 red chilli, seeded and finely diced or 1/2 tsp crushed red chilli flakes (60p)
- 2 large leeks, white parts only (about 400g/13oz), sliced into 3mm (1/8in) lengthways strips and then cut into 5cm (2in) lengths (44p) each
- 1 red pepper, seeded and sliced into 3mm (1/8in) wide strips (50p)
- 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce

For the marinade
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cornflour
- 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 tsp sugar

Total: £4.48

Instructions:

1. Combine the marinade ingredients with 2 tbsp water in a bowl. Add the chicken pieces and stir well. Set aside until needed.

2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok over a high heat. Add half of the garlic and ginger and fry briefly until fragrant. Add the chicken strips and cook for 6-8 minutes until golden. Remove and set aside.
In the same wok, heat the remaining oil. Fry the rest of the garlic and ginger, along with the chilli. 

3. Add the leeks and red pepper. Sprinkle in 1 tbsp water to create some steam and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes until the vegetables have softened.

4. Return the chicken to the wok and drizzle in the dark soy sauce. Stir-fry until evenly mixed and the chicken is cooked through with no pink meat remaining.

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12 comments

  1. I LOVE stir fry! It is literally my GO TO meal at uni! I've never tried a leek stir fry though, so I'll have to give this a go!
    Hayley X

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    1. Pls do give this a go and let us know what you think of it!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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  2. I have to say that I am not the biggest fan of leeks but you could convince me!

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    1. You should try it, we love leeks with bacon in pasta and this has been our recent addition!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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  3. This is another one I'll be adding to the meal plan! My partner is obsessed with Chicken, so he's definitely going to love it!

    Bronagh
    www.BronaghLoves.com

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    1. Yay! Pls do let us know what he thinks of it!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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  4. Leeks are such a cheap ingredient so I really enjoy using them! I've never put them in a stir fry though, this is a great idea!

    Abbey 💓 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. This is so true, we'd love to try add leeks to more of our recipes!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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  5. Adore leeks, especially in Spring. Would love to try this.
    Joelle X
    www.justjoelle.co.uk

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    1. Leeks have become a new love to us!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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  6. I'm not a fan of leeks (I should be, being Welsh!) but this looks so good! I love anything with chicken :)

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    1. I didn't think I was either, but I think with the right dish, it's so good!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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