Ginger Mushroom & Chicken Stir Fry

October 29, 2015
Photo by Teresa Ulyate
Author Notes

I have been making this recipe for nearly 20 years! Tender chicken and loads of tasty mushrooms with ginger, soy sauce and crunchy veg. —Teresa Ulyate

  • Serves 4
  • For the marinade:
  • 250 grams chicken fillets (about 2)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • For sauce and to finish:
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 200 milliliters chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 180 grams noodles
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 100 grams shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 150 grams portabellini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into julienne strips
  • 50 grams mange tout, thinly sliced
In This Recipe
  1. To make the marinade: cut the chicken fillets into bite sized chunks. Combine the brown sugar, cornflour, ginger, salt, sherry, soy sauce and lemon juice in a bowl and mix until smooth. Add the chicken chunks and toss until they are evenly coated in the marinade. Set aside.
  2. To make the sauce: Combine the cornflour, soy sauce and chicken stock in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Heat one teaspoon of olive oil in a frying pan. Add the chicken and marinade and fry until the chicken is just cooked. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  4. Cook the noodles as per the instructions on the pack. While the noodles are cooking you can start cooking the veggies.
  5. Heat another teaspoon of olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the garlic paste and cook for 30 seconds. Turn up the heat and fry the shiitake and portabellini mushrooms for 5 minutes. Add the red onion, carrots and mange tout and cook over a high heat for a further 2 minutes.
  6. Give the sauce a stir and then add it to the pan along with the cooked chicken. Allow everything to simmer for a minute or until the sauce has thickened slightly. Check the seasoning.
  7. Drain the noodles and add them to the sauce mixture. Toss everything together, then heap onto heated plates and serve.

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