This is my 100th post on The Economic Foodie! Just wanted to start off by saying thank you to everyone who follows my blog and has tried out some of my recipes! I really appreciate your support and thoroughly enjoy engaging with the food blogging community.
If you have been following me for a bit, you will know from my previous posts that I cook family dinner every Sunday. This is a great chance for me to refine my cooking skills as well as learn new ones. Surprisingly, I have never really cooked stir fry until the last week! It’s not because I don’t enjoy them or think they are overly difficult, it’s just one that slipped down the to do list until now.
I have now started study again and I am incredibly time poor. I still hope to keep my passionate hobby of cooking alive during this time and Sundays will be a standing reservation for me in my kitchen. However I will now be trying out recipes and experimenting with dishes that I can make in less than an hour and with the least amount of washing up as possible (since Sundays are also my dishes night at home).
Alas, stir fry! I have based this on the way my mum prepares hers but with a few minor tweaks. There is loads of veg and very minimal prep involved. It is also an easy recipe to make extra serves which works perfectly for work lunch the next day!
Alright, enough story telling. Time for noodles!
Chicken Stir Fry with Hokkien Noodles (serves 5)
What you’re going to need
500 g chicken thighs, sliced into strips
400 g hokkien noodles
bunch brocollini, stems trimmed
100-200 g asian mushrooms (I used Enoki but you can use shiitake or oyster if you prefer)
1 bunch bok choy
8 baby corns, chopped in half
small handful snowpeas
1/4 cup oyster sauce
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
peanut oil for frying
- In a wok on a high heat, heat up around 2 tablespoons of peanut oil. Once hot, cook the chicken until cooked through (~5 minutes). Remove from wok and set aside.
- Heat up one tablespoon of peanut oil.. Once hot, add all the veggies and cook for 2-3 minutes until they have shrunk and are almost cooked through.
- Add back in the chicken as well as the sauces. Mix well.
- Lastly stir through the noodles (I used noodles that do not require pre cooking). Mix well until sauce coats the noodles and everything is evenly mixed.
- Serve hot!