Chicken & Purple Sprouting Stir Fry

Serves 4-6
4 chicken breasts (diced into roughly 1 inch pieces)
1⁄2 teaspoon crushed chilli
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
150 ml vegetable oil
1 medium finely sliced onion
1 inch piece peeled and fresh ginger
2 cloves finely grated garlic
1 teaspoon Kathmandu Masala
1 medium finely chopped tomato

To finish
5-6 quartered cherry tomatoes
4 spring onions sliced into roughly 1” pieces
100 grams fresh purple sprouting (if the pieces are big cut them into 2 or 3)
1 tablespoons soy sauce
Serves 8-10
8 chicken breasts (diced into roughly 1 inch pieces)
1 teaspoon crushed chilli
1½ teaspoons salt or to taste
200 ml vegetable oil
2 medium finely sliced onions
2 inch piece peeled and fresh ginger
4 cloves finely grated garlic
2½ teaspoons Kathmandu Masala
2 medium finely chopped tomatoes

To finish
8-10 quartered cherry tomatoes
6 spring onions sliced into roughly 1” pieces
200 grams fresh purple sprouting (if the pieces are big cut them into 2 or 3)
2 tablespoons soy sauce 

 

Method

Heat the oil until very hot but not quite smoking, add the chicken and half the salt, stir fry until the chicken is just cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan leaving the oil and juices behind and keep cooking to reduce the juices slightly. Add the onion and fry for 5 minutes before adding the rest of the salt, ginger, garlic and Kathmandu Masala, frying until the onion is extremely soft and starting to caramelise, before adding the chopped tomato. Cook, allowing the tomatoey-onion mixture to stick and caramelise a little on the bottom of the pan.

Return the chicken to the pan and coat well with the onion mixture. Add the purple sprouting broccoli, spring onion and the cherry tomatoes with just enough water to make a little gravy. Add the soy sauce and cook until the purple sprouting and spring onion is just wilted. Check salt, add more if needed.

Notes

  • works well with plain steamed rice or stir-fried noodles
  • for a change use spinach, broccoli or wild garlic instead of purple sprouting broccoli
  • for gluten free use gluten free soy sauce

Keywords: Main dish Chicken Onion Ginger Garlic Kathmandu masala Tomato Spring onion Purple sprouting Spinach Wild garlic broccoli Dairy free Gluten Free Nut free Stir-fry