Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is a recipe my daughter made up! She is a student at university in England - and she is always trying to make the most of her money & eat healthily as well - so she tells me!!! This recipe is for one person & she took the photo, it's a bit blurry, but we will post a better one later! I'm impressed enough to post this recipe and I am going to try it out myself - I'm very proud! NB: One reviewer has commented on spices - please do add spices if you like spicy food, however, my daughter has told me, that this is NOT supposed to be a spicy meal, but a healthy quick stir-fry chicken dish. The flavour coming from the onions, peppers, lemon juice and black pepper! Thanks!
- 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into small cubes
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1⁄2 red pepper, cored, trimmed & cut into small strips
- 1⁄2 onion, peeled & diced
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed (optional)
- 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Heat the up the olive oil in a wok, and add the onion (and garlic if using) and fry for about 5 minutes until just starting to go brown & soft.
- Add the orange or red pepper and continue to cook for a further 3-5 minutes.
- Add the chicken breast pieces and continue to cook for 10 minutes - stirring all the time.
- Add the lemon juice and cherry tomatoes - stir well and continue cooking for a further 5 minutes.
- Season well with black pepper and salt. Serve hot with rice or pasta.
Very good because so simple, I made just a few changes. I added chicken bouillon, italian seasoning, crushed red pepper, all to taste. I thickened it with corn startch and then added cooked spaghetti noodles (broken in half). I then topped it with cilantro (because I simply needed to use it before it went bad, I love cilantro) and served with more lemon to be added to taste. It was killer, and my boyfriend totally loved it! oh, I used orange peppers for color, but green would have been best probably.
We really enjoyed this easy stove-top meal. I did use the optional garlic and I thought the pan juices made a flavorful, delicious broth. I made enough for 3 servings. I would recommend a nice crusty bread on the side. I served with mashed potatoes.
Very good, very easy (careful not to overcook), however not very flavorful. I ended up using a huge array of spices but it still didn't quite hit it. My mom ended up dousing hers in soy sauce :( Perhaps next time I'll try going an intensly spicy route with cumin and chili powder.