It’s been quite some time since I posted a Stir Fry recipe (last one was Kangaroo Chow Mein) – probably because I haven’t made as many lately.  I always enjoy watching the kids pick the ‘green bits’ out of them which is usually the Asian greens that have wilted in the cooking process.  They’ll spend ages fishing around for them, then realise it’s a losing battle and get on with eating it anyway.

Thankfully, stir fries are back on the menu at our house and this most recent variation of Chicken with Ginger and Lemon Grass was a good one.  The added bonus for the kids was there wasn’t actually any ‘green bits’ to pick out.

This was a super quick stir fry that could easily be adapted to whatever vegetables are on hand.  It does require the chicken to marinate for the best flavour so make sure to allow time for this.  It’s often easiest to get this part organised the night before which leaves only minimal preparation on the night of cooking.

Chicken with Ginger and Lemon Grass

Recipe adapted from AWW Sensational Stir Fries


500g chicken breast fillets, chopped coarsely

1 tsp sesame oil

2 tbsp peanut oil

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 tbsp grated fresh ginger

1/3 cup white vinegar

2 tsp soy sauce

2 tsp sugar

200g broccoli, chopped coarsely

1 large red capsicum, sliced thinly

5 shallots, sliced thickly


Combine chicken, oils, garlic, ginger, vinegar, sauce and sugar in a bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.

Heat a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat and cook the chicken in batches until browned.  Set aside.

Add the broccoli and capsicum to the pan and stir-fry for 1 minute.

Return chicken to the wok.  Add shallots and stir-fry until all heated through.

Serve (it’s perfect with rice).

Serves 4

The Klutzy Cook Notes

  • The original recipe also included lemon grass, so if you have some on hand chop a couple of teaspoons and add it to the marinating mixture.
  • Any vegetables could be used – snow peas, carrots, bean sprouts or beans would all be great.

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