Chicken, Pumpkin, Lime & Basil Stir Fry

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Chicken & Pumpkin Stir Fry with a bit of basil and lime for taste. It’s quick (slides in bang on 30 minutes), cheap and cheerful and mild enough in flavour for the whole family to enjoy. I serve it up with brown rice (to keep it quick I do sometimes cheat with the partially cooked packet rice but take it out of the packet and into a bowl to microwave, not sure about that plastic packaging in the microwave at all) but noodles or your favourite rice will all go well.

There’s no story behind this one, I just made it for the “Quick, What’s for Dinner Tonight?” series I’ve got going on because, it’s quick and it’s for dinner! Here’s the recipe!

Chicken, Pumpkin, Lime & Basil Stir Fry

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 400 g pumpkin (my fave is butternut but whatever you like) cut into 2 cm cubes
  • 1 cm piece of ginger grated
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 500 g chicken stir fry strips or tenderloins
  • 1/2 red capsicum
  • 1 zucchini, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 head broccoli cut into small florets
  • 1/2 C fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp raw caster sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 limes

Instructions

  1. Prepare rice (or noodles) as per packet instructions
  2. In a wok or large frying pan heat half the oil and add the pumpkin and cook for about 5 minutes until just tender.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, capsicum, zucchini and broccoli. Stir fry for 5 minutes (until tender) and transfer to a bowl (cover to keep warm).
  4. Add the remaining oil and then add the chicken cooking for 4 - 5 minutes until browned. Add half the basil and stir fry 1 minute then put the vegetables back in.
  5. Add the soy, fish sauce, sugar and juice of 1 lime and toss through to coat.
  6. Serve in bowls over the bed of rice or noodles and scatter with remaining basil leaves.
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Will you try it?  Will all your family eat it?  Mine will pick out the basil leaves and probably the capsicum too!

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