Watercress & chicken stir-fry

Watercress & chicken stir-fry

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(73 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

    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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Wasolera
19th Jan, 2017
Very yummy! Made it for the first time today and will definitely make it again. Next time I will add some fresh chillies as we like food with a bit of a kick. And maybe a bit more sauce to mix nicely with the rice.
Jenniecooks16
16th Nov, 2016
5.05
The sauce a great one, its now my 'go to' sauce for stir fry. I've used it with beef and veggies as well as the chicken. Its really good!
sefaa
25th Aug, 2016
Made this for a family of three, and it was so good! Will definetly be trying it again. I doubled up on the sauce, as we tend to like having a bit more with stir fry, but it still turned out great! Added some rice, and a side salad.
poletta
9th Jul, 2016
5.05
So gooood!
aimsy123
8th Apr, 2016
5.05
So delicious! Tasted so much better than packet sauces. Making again tonight.
catie74
5th Apr, 2016
We live right by the watercress line and this this is a great recipe the use it. My 3 kids adore watercress
tillyfloss80
7th Apr, 2014
3.8
Delicious.... I love recipes like this - simple ingredients & on the table within half an hour. May try baby spinach leaves next time as found the watercress had lots of long stalks.
Rosalie411
22nd Mar, 2014
So good! Tasted like it was from a restaurant - firmly filed in the 'Favourites' folder.
rachmo7
23rd Jan, 2014
This was delicious! Made the sauce exactly as recipe but altered the stir fry ingredients according to what I had...I used red pepper, baby corn, mange tout, chilli, spring onion and prawns. the cashew nuts give a lovely crunch. Will definitely make this again in future, very adaptable recipe.
truffle69
31st Aug, 2013
5.05
Really yummy!! If you love wagamama's you will love this! Packed full of flavour.

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