Watercress & chicken stir-fry

Watercress & chicken stir-fry

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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

    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

    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

    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 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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livlu1710
26th Oct, 2012
5.05
This was absolutely amazing!
flobbydor201
8th Sep, 2012
5.05
doubled up on ingredients to feed 6 and it was delicious
cornishshar
23rd Aug, 2012
4.05
Good quick and tasty I added some sweet corn and mange tout, and a chilli
shuttleworth
13th Aug, 2012
3.05
Easy to cook, but it needs a bit of zing! Next time I will add some chilli and some lemon or lime
ishouldbeeating
9th Jul, 2012
4.05
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
26th May, 2012
5.05
Only two things to say about this: 1. FAB 2. Treat yourself to it at the earliest!!!
ktmellor
19th May, 2012
5.05
this is our go-to stirfry recipe at home. soooo yummy!
laurabee
2nd May, 2012
5.05
A brilliant mid-week meal! Yummy! :)
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libby0
1st May, 2012
5.05
Delicious!!! "forget packet sauces"???? You still need a packet of hoisin sauce!!!
caroljefferson
27th Dec, 2013
hoisin sauce is an INGREDIENT and not a packet sauce, just like soy sauce!!!!

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