Saturday 23 June 2012

Kate Finch shares a recipe for Sticky Chicken Stir Fry

After reviewing junior's pantry and featuring a recipe from Kate Finch for Cheats Roast , I thought I'd share another one!

Kate Finch's Sticky Chicken Stir Fry:

Kate Finch sticky chicken stir fry juniors pantry founder shares a recipeThis is my version of a Chinese take away dinner, great for the kids as not full of salt and other nasties, and half the price! It’s deliciously sticky and lots of fun to try with chopsticks (perhaps with a fork on the side!)

What you need (serves a family of 4):
250g long grain/basmati/brown rice
400g of diced pork or chicken
150g of broccoli florets
150g of carrots cut into matchsticks
1 red pepper, sliced
1 tablespoon of soya sauce
2 tablespoons of runny honey
Juice of 1 orange
1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil/olive oil
4 spring onions chopped finely

What you do:
Put the rice on to cook, according to instructions on the packet.

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan or a wok, and then add the diced pork or chicken. After around 10 minutes and just as the meat starts to turn a golden brown, add the broccoli, carrots and red pepper, and fry together with the pork or chicken for another 5 minutes.

Once all the meat and vegetables have cooked through, add the Soya sauce, honey and orange juice to the pan. Toss all the ingredients well in the sauces.

Once the rice is cooked, tip that into your pan, and stir everything together so the meat, veggies and rice all get a good coating of the sticky sauce. Let it cook for around 5 minutes or until the sauce has reduced a little.

Serve steaming in bowls, with a little sprinkling of spring onions on top.

Let the chopstick war commence...!

Kate Finch was a cordon-bleu trained chef who became a successful city worker before she left for the country to start a family. She’s now combined her skills and experience and has launched a range of ready-meals for primary school aged kids. She was inspired by listening to a feature on the radio about the challenges and stresses faced by women in business (something which chimed with her own experiences!)

When she heard the piece, she began to think about the difficulties of juggling the family routines without occasionally resorting to the old convenient standbys of sausage, fish fingers or pizza. She also confirmed through her market research that many parents were loath to use ready-meals for adults because they felt they contained too much salt, fat and sugar. The result was a range of convenient but nutritious ready meals. Called Juniors Pantry, they’ve been designed specifically for primary school age children and contain a portion of vegetables, protein and a starchy staple in each serving.

She has a website here:

Emma in Bromley xx

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