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As happens pretty often on a Monday, we planned to eat leftovers from yesterday’s roast only to find that there wassn’t actually anything left over. A quick scramble through the freezer revealed very little in the way of inspiration, other than one, small, sad looking chicken breast. I braved the rain this afternoon to buy another one so that we could make a quick stir-fry.
I started off by marinating the chicken pieces in some lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce and sesame oil. I also added some garlic, lemongrass and chilli. Looking back at other posts, I realised I should have made a paste with the dry ingredients but it was too late by that point. I got round this by removing the chicken from the marinade after about 45 minutes and frying off some minced garlic and finely chopped chilli instead.
Next in was the chicken, some more lemongrass and some ginger. After that had cooked through, we removed it to a plate before adding the vegetables (baby corn, red pepper and spring onion) and cooking for about five minutes. In went some additional soy sauce and fish sauce too.
It worked out well considering it wasn’t very well planned, we need to increase the lemongrass next time though and perhaps throw in some lime leaves at the end.