Ginger, Chicken Stir-Fry with Broccoli and Edamame Beans

Stirfries are such an easy mid-week meal and a great way to pack lots of veggies into your meal. The tahini in the sauce gives it a slight creaminess balanced out by the umami miso paste, fresh lime juice and sweetness from the sweet chilli sauce.

Meal Prep

Breakdown 

  • Prepare the sauce.
  • Fry off the leek, chilli, garlic and ginger. 
  • Brown the chicken. 
  • Add the broccoli.
  • Cook the noodles and edamame beans.
  • Add the sauce, noodles and edamame beans.
  • Serve up and enjoy! 

Tips 

  • When cooking a stir-fry we like to have everything ready to go in little bowls ready to add to the stir-fry when needed.

  • When cooking the rice noodles it’s really important to cook them al dente as they will cook a little bit in the sauce. When the noodles overcook they don’t stay in tact and break into little pieces. 

Meal prep guide - if you followed the meal prep guide you would have already made the sauce and prepared the broccoli.

This recipe serves four, if you’re cooking for two simply halve the recipe.

INGREDIENTSIngredients
  • 500g chicken breast (sliced) 
  • Thumb size piece of ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1 chilli (finely sliced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 leek (cut in half lengthwise then roughly chopped)
  • 1 head broccoli (cut into small florets and stalk sliced) 
  • 1 cup edamame beans
  • 200g pad thai rice noodles
  • Coconut oil
  • ¼ cup tamari
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp miso paste
  • 2 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 Tbsp tahini 
  • 1 lime (zest and juice) 

Garnish

  • 1 red chilli (finely sliced)
  • ½ cup coriander or Asian micro greens
METHODMethod
  1. Get started by preparing the sauce. Combine all of the ingredients into a small bowl and whisk well to combine; set aside.

  2. Heat a large pan or wok over a medium heat. Add about 1 Tbsp of coconut oil and then add the ginger, chilli, garlic and leek.

  3. Cook for a few minutes until the leeks start to soften.

  4. Turn up the heat to high and add the chicken and a little more coconut oil if needed. Cook for a few minutes until the chicken starts to brown.

  5. Add the broccoli and let cook for 4-5 minutes. If you find that it’s sticking to the pan add a little water (this will also create steam which will help the broccoli cook). 
  1. Cook the pad thai noodles as per packet instructions. When they only have 4-5 minutes to go, add the edamame beans.

  2. Once the noodles and edamame beans have cooked, rinse under cold water and set aside.

  3. By now, the broccoli and chicken should be cooked through. Add the sauce, noodles and edamame beans and toss well for a few minutes until everything is coated in the sauce.

  4. Serve the stir-fry across four bowls and garnish with some fresh chilli, and some fresh coriander or Asian micro greens. 
VARIATIONS

Vegetables 

  • One of the great things about a stir-fry is you can use any vegetables you have on hand. This recipe also works well with frozen mixed vegetables if you have some in the freezer. 

Protein 

  • For a vegetarian option you can swap out the chicken for tofu.

  • For a pescatarian option you can swap out the chicken for Prawns. If you’re using prawns then we recommend frying them off first in a little coconut oil and then removing and setting aside while you cook everything else and then add them to the stir-fry at the end. 

Other

  • Swap out the tahini for smooth peanut butter.

  • Swap out the fish sauce for another tablespoon of tamari.

  • Swap out the 2 Tbsp of sweet chilli sauce for 1 Tbsp of honey.