The sesame Asian-style dressing in this dish combines four main ingredient flavours: salty, sweet, hot and fragrant to make any Asian-inspired dish a winner. It’s a great base for this stir-fry but has so many other uses.
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 large chicken breast, cut into thin strips
- 1 cup SESAME ASIAN STYLE DRESSING
- 3-4 cups vegetables – bok choy, broccoli, coloured capsicums, zucchini, red onion, snow peas
- 4 portions pre-soaked
- Egg noodles
SESAME ASIAN- STYLE DRESSING
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp ginger, finely sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- ¼ cup sweet chilli sauce
- ¼ cup water
- Combine all the sesame Asian-style dressing ingredients in a screwtop jar and shake well (this will chill for up to 10 days).
- Heat a wok or large frying pan. Add the oil and saute the chicken strips for 3-4 minutes, then add half the dressing and saute the chicken until it’s just cooked and starting to caramelise.
- Set aside to keep warm. Add the vegetables to the wok and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, then add ¼ cup water and cover for 2-3 minutes until just tender.
- Add the chicken back to the pan with the noodles and the remaining dressing, then toss to heat through and coat all the ingredients.
About Jo Wilcox
"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author