Watercress & chicken stir-fry

Watercress & chicken stir-fry

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
323
protein
24g
carbs
15g
fat
19g
saturates
2g
fibre
3g
sugar
10g
salt
1.92g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 100g cashews
  • 1 red or yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped into large chunks
  • 1 red onion, chopped into large chunks
  • 2 x 75g bags watercress

For the sauce

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

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Method

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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2006

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tashab07's picture
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I made this last night for me and the other half and it was absolutely delicious! Wouldn't change a thing!! Fab!

sjtrueman's picture
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This has been a real hit with the family and a great speedy dinner to make any night of the week.

nikkidowns's picture
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Really nice - my husband wasn't looking forward to a week of healthy meals but has changed his mind after this! Easy, tasty and healthy - what's not to like!

bobz78's picture
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Dont bother with Chineese takeaways. This is healthier and much tastier! Really quick and easy.
Used same recipe for 2 but with less watercress and cashews (100g watercress and 50g cashews)
Served on top of fresh egg noodles. loved it!

lorrsmac's picture
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You have to love a recipe that's so easy and absolutely delicious!! I have to pass this on to every one I know.

josia79's picture
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i have cooked this meal tonight and absolutely loved it :)

lovespuds's picture
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Great dish, a great healthy winter warmer!

fabcookbr's picture
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Loved this recipe! The sauce is great! Husband was very impressed. Will be making it again and again.

flemlin's picture
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Hey I followed this but as I don't like onions I substituted them for some chopped up chilli pepper (the big one that isn't too spicy). It worked really well.

The recipe is great though I'd recommend it massively...

lemonychoc's picture
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Sorry forgot my stars a five star rating.

lemonychoc's picture
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I loved this recipe it was easy and the cashews really gave it crunch. I used half the watercress as I thought the amount was huge and overwhelmed the dish. Give it a try you will love it.

41paty's picture
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Used groundnut oil instead of sunflower. Really quick and absolutely gorgeous flavour. Will be cooking again.

ncmsimpson's picture
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This was lovely and even went down well with my fussy son!

lizhofmann's picture
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Lovely flavours, will certainly make this again.

lozenge's picture
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I love this recipe and cook it often - I add sesame seeds instead of oil, great midweek supper and easy on the washing up!

annie0176's picture
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The family really enjoyed this and it was easy to make. Although I stuck to the recipe I agree that you could add other ingredients such as mushrooms or any other veg.

leamac83's picture
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Delicious, perfect for when im home form work late and need somthing quick and healthy! I cut out the oil completley and it still works fine, i just fry in Spray light oil to cut some calories!!! Very very tasty indeed!

lissag100's picture
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Yummy! I used pork instead of the chicken and added mushrooms and chilli for some heat. You can really make this dish with whatever ingredients you want - the sauce is delicious! I'll be making it again :o)

catriona2007's picture

This is delicious and easy to make. I added sugar snap peas and mushrooms. Great for midweek casual dinner with friends.

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