Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Chicken and vegetables stir fried with almonds

Cooking after work can be a big pain but I have found the activity to be quite enjoyable especially with the new toys at home, the oven and the stove.
I realised the trick to quick meals are finding easy recipes that can be tweaked to accomodate the things in your kitchen.
One of my favourite recipes is this quick chicken and vegetables stir fried with almonds.

Here's the recipe
1 chopped capsicum (bell pepper)
1 chopped carrot
2 Chicken breasts cut into small cubes
A few strings of beans (any type)
Few pips of garlic chopped
Three tablespoons of rice wine
8 almonds skinned and chopped lengthwise
2 tablespoons of olive oil

Heat a wok and add olive oil. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and fry till golden brown. Throw in the garlic and fry it for a few seconds then add the beans with a dash of salt (and a little water if using french beans or long beans) and allow to cook till colour changes.
Add in capsicum and carrots and let it cook for a few minutes. Add the rice wine and salt to taste. Finally, add in the almonds, stir and remove.

Tips : My mum says that if the almonds are toasted in a dry pan first it would taste better so you can always try that as well.
You can also omit the chicken if you want a simple vegetarian dish.

Let me know if you have tried this dish with your own little tweak.

Enjoy :)

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