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Quick and Easy Stir-fried chicken

Quick and Easy Stir-Fried Chicken

This Asian Stir-Fried chicken recipe is easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. It is also easy to make a vegetarian version too which suits my family perfectly.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai, Asian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 317kcal
Author: Nellie Kerison | Relish Mama


  • Mortar and pestle (optional)
  • Wok or large frying pan
  • Cutting board


  • 4 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 2 large red chillies roughly chopped
  • A good pinch of sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons of oil for cooking
  • 500 g chicken mince free-range**
  • 1 cup of beans cut into 3cm lengths & sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce substitute with tamari if you need this to be gluten-free
  • 4 spring onions washed and chopped. Separate the bottom ends to the greener tops

To serve

  • Lettuce cups and your choice of steamed rice or Asian style noodles.


  • Place the roughly chopped garlic in a mortar and pestle along with just one of the chopped chillies. Add a good pinch of salt. Pound the chilli and garlic into a paste (the salt acts as an abrasive & also helps bring out the natural flavour).
  • Heat a wok or a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Add the oil and swirl to coat. Add the garlic & chilli paste to the wok or pan & fry for 10-15 seconds.
  • Add the chicken. Cook, frequently tossing, until the chicken loses its raw pink colour. Add the beans and cook for a minute.
  • Add the sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce (or tamari), the lower end of the spring onions & stir fry for a minute longer.
  • Remove from the heat & stir through the chopped Spring onion tops.
  • Serve straight away with lettuce cups and your choice of steamed rice or Asian style noodles.



As mentioned in the video tutorial,** For a vegetarian version, substitute either rinsed black beans or cooked quinoa for the chicken mince.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1291mg | Potassium: 877mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg