Hello hungry peoples,
Exciting food news people. I’ll be sitting on the Urban Providore tasting panel once a month for the next year. There will be so much content coming your way and hopefully lots of tasty suggestions to add to your table. Luckily they have a great online store so even if your not in Canberra you can sample their wares.
On to recipe time, this is a mildly flavoured stir fry that anyone can enjoy and a classic on my list of stir fries to conquer. The use of nuts in Asian cooking is a very good thing in my mind, and surely it makes them a bit healthier. I try to not deep fry my stir fry, instead I use a light coating of cornflour and a liberal use of oil in the wok to create a fried effect and texture. Trust me….it is amazing. This stir fry is also perfect for the kiddles. Let’s get into it!
Chicken Cashew Stir Fry
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Yield: Serves 4
Calories per serving: 277
- 500 g chicken thighs
- 450 g Singapore noodles
- 1 carrot
- 1 bunch gailan
- 1/2 head broccoli
- 1/2 cup oyster sauce
- 1/2 cup salted roasted cashews
- 1/4 cup sesame oil
- 1/4 cup cornflour
- 2 tbsp bicarbonate soda
- Dice the chicken and lightly coat in the 2 tbsp of bicarbonate soda. Let it sit for at least 20 minutes. This tenderises the meat, as well as increasing mouth feel.
- Dice the vegetables so they are ready to go. Wokening is a fast process so having everything ready to go is important.
- Boil some water and soak the noodles. This makes it easier to bring everything together at the end.
- Rinse the bicarbonate soda off the chicken, pat it dry to remove some of the excess moisture and then coat in the 1/4 cup of cornflour. This dries the meat for frying while creating a light batter to again improve the mouth feel (mouth feel is important people!)
- Put a wok on high heat. Add the 1/4 cup of sesame oil. Once it is hot add the chicken and toss regularly. Once the chicken is browned, add the vegetables and toss for a few minutes. Add the oyster sauce and more sesame oil if needed. Add noddles and toss everything for a couple minutes. Top with the nuts. That’s it, you’re done!
Difficulty: Easy peasy
3 Comments Add yours
This looks delicious Karen ???
Lovely and very authentic. I’m hungry for hokkien noodles now.
Sounds like a perfect tasty family meal – yum! And the Urban Providore panel should be an interesting experience, enjoy.