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Chicken Surprise

Quick stir fry for those hot days when you want to spend as minimal time in the kitchen as possible.


  • 500gr chicken breast cut into thin strips

  • chinese 5 spice

  • peanut oil

  • 2 x small zucchini or 1 large zucchini

  • 1 x red onion, sliced

  • 1 x broccoli or cauliflower cut into small pieces

  • soy

  • pinch of salt

  • a few drops of tabasco sauce

  • half a punnet of cherry tomatoes, cut in half

  • 2 x bok choy, roughly cut

  • optional side:

  • steamed rice


  • 1.

    Cut chicken into think strips. Place 3 or 4 tablespoons of Chinese 5 Spice into a plastic bag or bowl and coast chicken, put aside.

  • 2.

    Heat a wok or large frypan with a couple of tablespoons of peanut oil. Once hot add chicken, 2 tablespoons of soy,1 or 2 teaspoons of Tabasco Sauce depending on how spicy you like your food and cook until browned and just about ready to serve, remove from heat.

  • 3.

    Add in zucchini, broccoli/cauliflower or both and red onion, stir fry for a couple of minutes ensure that the vegetables remain crunchy.

  • 4.

    Add back the chicken, with the cherry tomatoes and bok choy and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir fry for a couple of minutes and serve hot.

  • 5.

    Serve with some steamed rice.

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