Xue's Chicken With Celery and Leek

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

As made by one of my housemates. The original recipe apparently calls for a two or three spring onions (scallions??), but leeks are cheaper here in the UK. This also works well with turkey, according to another housemate!


  1. Dice the chicken and celery.
  2. The celery should be sliced lengthways and then chopped along the lengths.
  3. This will stop parts of it burning when you stir-fry it.
  4. Finely chop the leek.
  5. Place the celery in boiling water for a minute.
  6. This will reduce the taste slightly.
  7. Stir-fry the leek.
  8. Then add the chicken and celery.
  9. Cook until the chicken is cooked all the way through.
  10. Add soy sauce and salt to taste.
  11. Serve with rice.


Most Helpful

I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to make this, especially since I can’t imagine anything easier. Perhaps it just wasn’t my time. Quick, easy, and tasty, even using low sodium soy sauce and no salt. I also used spring onions, as leeks are hard to come by here at times. (The closest place I can buy shallots is 17 miles away, lol.) Another time I will add a ½ clove of minced garlic and perhaps a few chopped water chestnuts for a little more crunch. Another recipe that invites you to play! Thanks for sharing!

OhMyStars! August 28, 2004

Good!!! I will be making this again! I had to triple the recipe! I did not use all the celery (not everyone at my house likes it), I did add a little bit of lemon pepper and I found the "spring onions" so I used them. Thanks hels, for a "new" flavor combination for chicken.

~kdp June 03, 2004

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