When I went out to my garden and came back with lots of carrots and snow peas, my husband said ‘Are you making stir fry’? Well of course the answer had to be yes! There are a few ingredients in our favourite stir fry recipe besides carrots and snow peas including bok choy and you can learn how to grow bok choy from bok choy bottoms from my previous post. There is also chicken breast (thighs work well too), celery, capsicum and garlic that make up the fresh ingredients too. You could also use fresh ginger if you like but as I have never grown or cooked with fresh ginger (there’s a challenge I hear you say) I use the ground store bought form. This recipe also calls for soy sauce, honey and peanut oil (but really any oil you have on hand will do).
Honey Chicken & Ginger Stir Fry
- 500g chicken breast in strips
- 2-3 carrots cut into matchsticks
- 200g snow peas cut in 3 length ways
- 2 sticks celery cut into matchsticks
- 1/2 capsicum (red or green) cut thinly
- 1-2 bok choy sliced length ways
- 1/2 cup honey & 2-3 tbsp soy sauce combined
- Approximately 2 tsp ground ginger
- 3 cloves of garlic minced
- 2 tbsp peanut oil (used separately)
- rice to serve
- Heat wok and add half the oil.
- Cook chicken.
- Remove cooked chicken from wok and put aside.
- Add remaining oil to wok.
- Put garlic and ginger into wok and cook until fragrant (this doesn’t take long).
- Add carrots, celery and capsicum to wok and stir until softened.
- Stir combined honey and soy sauce before adding to wok and bringing to the boil.
- Add bok choy and snow peas and return cooked chicken to wok and heat through.
- Serve with rice or noodles if you prefer.
- Serves 4 (or only 3 if my husband is eating it)
My family love this recipe and I hope some of you will try it too. Soon the garden will have many of the fresh ingredients to make it which is always an added bonus. If you have too many carrots, keep an eye out for an upcoming post where I’ll tell you about my carrot cake recipe. Until then I have my front yard to mulch, sunflower seeds to plant and the three sister raised garden bed (corn, beans and pumpkin) to prepare. Happy gardening 🙂.