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Chicken & Celery Stir Fry served with Brown Rice Stir Fry

8 August 2021

I love it when you find ways to use vegetables in a different way than you’re used to. I usually use celery as an ingredient to flavour sauces, stews and soups, but today I’m using it as a main ingredient and it’s super yummy! Full of flavour (duh) and if stir fried quickly still crunchy to give a bite to the dish. I was also supposed to add cashews but they just sat there on the counter, forgotten and ignored, oops. Would have been a great addition. Oh well, next time!

Be sure to top it off with some crispy chili oil as well!

Chicken & Celery Stir Fry served with Brown Rice Stir Fry

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Dinner, lunch Asian, Chinese
By Saffron Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Main ingredients
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 200g chicken thighs or filets fillets cut into thin strips
  • 250g celery cut diagonally to 5cm long pieces
  • 70g roasted cashew nuts (unsalted)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup brown or regular rice
  • Sauce
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 60ml water
  • ¼ chicken stock cube
  • 1/2 tsp sugar or honey
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or sherry
  • 1 tsp soy sauce (more to taste)
  • Pepper & salt to taste

Instructions

1

Cook the rice according to the packaging (I boil for 8 minutes, drain out the water and let steam with lid on for 8-10 minutes)

2

Add cornflour to a small bowl and gradually add water to dilute it completely.

3

Add the remaining Sauce ingredients and mix well.

4

Heat oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat.

5

Add the chicken pieces and cook for ± 2 minutes until the chicken pieces start browning a bit, season with pepper & salt.

6

Add celery and stir fry on high heat for 1.5 minutes.

7

Add cashew nuts (if using) and stir fry for 30 seconds.

8

Quickly whisk the sauce and add it to the pan. Stir quickly as the sauce will thicken fast.

9

Make sure the sauce coats all the ingredients.

10

Add the sesame oil and quickly stir.

11

Taste and season to your liking.

12

Serve immediately with the rice and a drizzle of crispy chili oil.

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