Chicken Stir Fry with Lime, Garlic, Chilli and Soy

Came up with this last night, trying to recreate a favourite from a local Thai takeaway. Wasn’t quite the same as theirs but it was delicious

(If you don’t have kaffir lime leaf don’t worry, just add an extra splash of lime juice!)

Serves 2

Stir fry with lime, garlic, chilli and soy

2 chicken fillets
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 fat cloves garlic, minced
1 inch piece of ginger finely diced
1 red chilli, finely diced (remove seeds for less heat)
1 tablespoon mirrin (rice wine) or 1tsp sugar
4 spring onions, finely sliced, green parts reserved for garnish

2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
Juice of 1 lime
4/5 kafir lime leaves crushed (optional)
1 onion sliced
1 red pepper sliced
1 courgettes in chunks

To serve: boiled rice, lime zest, sliced spring onions (green part)

– mix the light soy, half the garlic, half the ginger, mirrin or sugar and 1 tablespoon of lime
Juice together
– finely slice the chicken and add to the marinade. Cover and leave for 1 hour

– heat a wok to smoking and add a dash of oil (or low calorie spray)

– add the remaining garlic and ginger along with the chilli and spring onion and fry for 1 minute to release flavours then add the chicken

– stir fry quickly for 4/5 mins until chicken is just done and remove to a bowl
– get the heat back up, and throw in all the veg; loosen the bottom
Of the pan up with a splash of boiling water to get all the flavour going
– when veg is fried to just done, add the chicken back in
– add dark soy, sesame oil and lime juice, kafir leaf if you have it and stir fry for 2 mins

– serve with fluffy rice. Topped with the chopped green of spring onions, slices of chilli and a sprinkle of lime zest

This recipe is Free on Slimming World plan if you omit any oils, or 1.5 syns if you include the sesame oil.
And works out about 500kcals including 1 cup serving of rice.

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