Watercress & chicken stir-fry

Watercress & chicken stir-fry

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(70 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Forget packet sauces, this will give you a real taste of the orient.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal323
  • fat19g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre3g
  • protein24g
  • salt1.92g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 skinless and boneless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 100g cashew

    Cashew

    ka-shoo

    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…

  • 1 red or yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped into large chunks
  • 1 red onion, chopped into large chunks
  • 2 x 75g bags watercress

    Watercress

    wort-er-cress

    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

For the sauce

  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 large knob of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar or white wine vinegar

Method

  1. To make the sauce, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl until completely blended. Heat the oil in a frying pan until very hot. Throw in the chicken, cashew nuts, pepper and onion, then stir-fry for about 4-5 mins until the chicken is cooked and the nuts are toasted. Pour over the sauce and simmer with a splash of water. Remove the pan from the heat, then stir through the watercress just before serving with boiled rice.

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Comments (62)

shuttleworth's picture
3

Easy to cook, but it needs a bit of zing! Next time I will add some chilli and some lemon or lime

ishouldbeeating's picture
4

good for all the family - even the 2 year old liked this one. Served it with noodles and added mange tout, baby corn and oyster mushrooms. The sauce wasn't as pungent as I was anticipating which was good for the toddler. I'd probably try and make the sauce a bit more flavoursome if it was just for adults.

dutes8080's picture
5

Only two things to say about this: 1. FAB 2. Treat yourself to it at the earliest!!!

ktmellor's picture
5

this is our go-to stirfry recipe at home. soooo yummy!

laurabee's picture
5

A brilliant mid-week meal! Yummy! :)

libby0's picture
5

Delicious!!!

"forget packet sauces"???? You still need a packet of hoisin sauce!!!

caroljefferson's picture

hoisin sauce is an INGREDIENT and not a packet sauce, just like soy sauce!!!!

maartjevdm's picture
5

Simple, healthy and delicious. Cooking for three I added an extra pepper and some green beans, I used the same amount of sauce that is indicated for 4 people and I only added one bag of watercress

aliysahussein's picture
5

the sauce was delicious! next time might make a little extra...couldn't get watercress on its own so used a mix with rocket and spinach which worked just as well. LOVE cashew nuts in stir fries :)

boistizon's picture
5

The only reason I tried this recipe was I had a big bag of watercress that needed to be used up, so I searched for recipes using it, what a lucky find, 25 minutes from start of prep to the table and a tasty filling meal, full of lovely textures, who needs a takeaway when you can whip something like this up in minutes!! Will definitely do again and again!!

alexdrew's picture
5

The nicest Asian style recipe I have tried. Everyone enjoyed it. You won't be disappointed if you make this.

lesleyjoyce's picture
5

I'm not usually a fan of stir fry's but the flavours are delicious. Have made it many times since!

pockies's picture
5

A brilliant recipe, so easy to prepare - my family loved it.

narrowlane's picture
5

Yum Yum! This was REALLY tasty, simple to prepare and quick to cook, much better than a takeaway - whole family were impressed, will certainly be making this again!

winnann's picture
5

Quick and very tasty. Changed the ingredients a little to fit with what was in the store cupboard - used char siu sauce, carrots, half the watercress. Served with brown rice. Will make this again - with the right sauce!

Foodmonster2's picture
5

This is so delicious and easy to make. As quick and good as your favourite takeaway!

elisaponsele's picture
5

Lovely! definitely worth making the sauce properly as it was really nice and it was more filling then we expected. We used chicken thigh fillets which are a bit cheaper and still worked well. We will certainly be making it again.

amb204's picture

Will definitely be trying this :) question on serving size - anyone made it for 2? It seems that 2 chicken breasts wouldn't be enough for 4?

swojniak's picture
5

Simple dish with fantastic flavour

ebrierley's picture
5

Love it. Made enough for two, but ate it in one! Will be making it again.

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