Crispy Chinese chicken with mushrooms and soy

Crispy Chinese chicken with mushrooms and soy

Serves 4

4 chicken fillets, chopped into small bite-sized slices

3 tbsp cornflour

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp sesame oil

250g chestnut mushrooms, sliced

1 medium courgette, halved and sliced 1cm thick

6 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp sugar

1½ tbsp rice wine vinegar

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1 x 2cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated

To serve:


Sesame seeds

  1. In a bowl or a sealable bag, combine the chicken with the cornflour.
  2. Heat the vegetable and sesame oils together in a wok or large pan over a medium-high heat.
  3. Working in batches to avoid crowding the pan, brown the chicken on all sides, shaking off excess cornflour before adding the chicken to the pan. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper.
  4. Carefully wipe out the pan with a ball of kitchen paper and turn the heat to high.
  5. Add the mushrooms and courgette and cook for 5-6 minutes until they begin to brown. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds, stirring.
  6. Return the chicken pieces to the pan and stir to coat.
  7. Add the soy sauce, sugar and rice wine vinegar. Stir to coat and cook for 2-3 minutes. Serve over rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

    Per serving: 366kcals, 13.9g fat (3.5g saturated), 15.8g carbs (4.4g sugars), 43.1g protein, 1.9g fibre, 1.029g sodium.