Chicken stir fry with crispy noodles

2015-08-04
  • Yield : 2 plates
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 50m

Chicken stir fry with crispy noodles
A classic stir fried chicken with cashews that has crunchy vegetables served resting on fried noodles. The crispy noodles give it a unique crunch and flavor after softening with the stir fry sauce.

Method

Step 1

Chop the beans across the length of the corn so that you get pieces like long cross-sections. Cut the yellow and green peppers in a zig-zag fashion to get the shape as shown in the pictures. Chop the scallion greens into 1 inch pieces. Cut the onion in half and chop it in cubes. Slice the mushrooms.

Step 2

Cut the chicken breast sideways in half and then chop up into small pieces by moving the blade of the knife sideways and across the chicken breast.

Step 3

Cook the noodles as instructed on the pack and set them aside to cool. Once cool, take small portions in a spoon strainer and deep fry in vegetable till they are golden brown. Set aside to drain.

Step 4

In a wok, bring the vegetable oil to high heat. Spread it around, add the garlic and onions and fry until fragrant. Fry for a few seconds and add the chillies. Add the chicken, oyster sauce, fish sauce, sugar and the chicken stock. Stir to nicely coat the chicken with the ingredients in the wok.

Step 5

Add the mushrooms, peppers and beans. Add the spring onions and cashew nuts and give it a quick stir fry. This will take hardly 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat, dress with some of the spring onion and serve on top of the fried noodles.


My Notes
1. You can experiment with other veggies like red peppers, broccoli or zucchini as the veggies in this stir fry.
Stir fry tips
1.Have all the ingredients chopped ready in a plate.Stir fry dishes get ready in less than 5 minutes.
2.Cook on high heat. Keep heat constant. Constantly stir to use the heat across the pan.
3.Use stock in case it starts to get dry. Do not use oil as a replacement.
4.A dash of sesame oil in the end can add to the flavour.
5.A mixture of 1 teaspoon oyster sauce and half a tea spoon of light soy sauce is great as a standard seasoning in most stir fries.
6.Vegetables and meat have their own unique taste and flavour. As a rule, check the taste and then add the seasoning of sauces (fish sauce / sugar / palm sugar / oyster sauce / soy sauce).
Dressing tips
1. Use whole coriander leaves. Do not chop them up.
2. Basil – Use only whole leaves. Do not chop or crush.
3. Use thinly sliced young spring onions for dressing.You can use regular spring onions by slicing then down the middle four ways and then chop in to one inch pieces.

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