This simply has to be the easiest dish ever, the best of it all, I use whatever ingredients which I already have.
Mum always cooked us this dish growing up; she is a fan of no fuss cooking and I’m gradually learning from her.
It is my go-to recipe when I want a satisfying and healthy meal, and I still whip it up without a second thought even when I’m starving after a 2 hour session in the gym.
I don’t have exact measurements for this recipe but you can most definitely customise it to your liking.
Just remember that tasting is very important.
- 500 grams Chicken breasts cubed
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 3 shallots (I love shallots)
- 2 tablespoon Olive oil or Peanut oil
THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT:
- 3 tablespoon Oyster sauce (I’m using the Lee Kum Kee brand but any oyster sauce will do)
- 1 cup of Water
- 1 whole Green and Red Pepper, cubed
- Half a box of Close Capped Mushrooms, chopped
- Half a bag of spinach
- Half a pack of baby corn, chopped
If you can’t be bothered with garlic cloves, you can cheat with the ‘Garlic made easy’ version. £1 for Tesco own.
Heat pan with oil, then sauté the garlic and shallots together till fragrant and slightly brown.
Then add in the chicken, and fry on all sides till it changes colour.
(Always cook chicken properly and also remember to wash hands after handling raw chicken)
Add in the peppers, baby corn and mushrooms and continue to stir for a approximately 2-3 minutes or till the vegetables are slightly softer.
Pour in the oyster sauce and water, stir everything together.
Reduce the heat, and cover the pan for around 3 minutes then add in the spinach and cover for another 2-3 minutes.
Stir and voilà, it’s done!
I don’t use salt in this dish because I find oyster sauce is salty enough for me.
I served it with a bowl of steamed rice – used my trustee rice cooker from Argos! It hasn’t failed me so far.
The one thing I love about this dish is that you can mix up the ingredients however you like it. For example, are you a chicken person or a beef person or both? If you hate peppers but love broccoli then go for it though best to put in the green vegetables last as they cook very quickly.
Also feel free to add chilli to give it an extra kick!
There is no “right” or “wrong” with this: It’s to your heart’s desire!
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Till the next time
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